Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Shops
At its peak in 1910 almost 2000 men worked at the shops. DL&W continued to repair and manufacture locomotive equipment at this site until 1951. As new modes of transportation replaced the railroad, work declined. When DL&W sold the site to the government in 1951, 1300 men worked in the shops.
Across Ceder Avenue at the present site of the General Dynamics works, once stood one of the Lackawanna Iron and Steel Company's Rolling mills and steel mills. LI&S shared the site with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad shops until 1901, when LI&S dismantled its buildings, and left Scranton for Lackawanna, New York.
Location. 41° 24.219′ N, 75° 39.824′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Mattes Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Cedar Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Scranton's Iron Furnace Park. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Scranton's Iron Furnace ( a few steps from this marker); Lackawanna Iron ( a few steps from this marker); The Blast Furnaces ( a few steps from this marker); Scranton Iron Furnaces ( within shouting distance of this marker); Supplying the Blast ( within shouting distance of this marker); Casting Iron ( within shouting distance of this marker); Rolling and Puddling ( within shouting distance of this marker); Making Steel ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is Amsden's map of Scranton, 1857. In the center a photo shows The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Scranton Freight Yards During the Strike of 1877. In the lower center is Ward's map of Scranton. On the upper right is a photo of the DL&W car shops. Below that is a line drawing of The "W. Dawson," the first engine built by Scranton Shops, 1869.
Also see . . .
1. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. This site offers maps of the rail lines used by the railroad, interfaced with Google maps. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. A History of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.