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Here we will take a look at the Lackawanna Railroad, the smaller component of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, which succeeded it, and the Erie, which will be discussed in detail elsewhere. Both passenger, commuter trains, and freight service will be covered. Train No.3 The Phoebe Snow is now ready for passenger boarding at Track No.8,Hoboken Terminal, departing for Newark, Brick Church, Blairstown,Stroudsburg,Cresco,Mt. Pocono,Pocono Summit,Moscow,Tobyhanna, Scranton,Binghamton,Vestal,Waverly,Elmira,Corning, Painted Post, Bath,Wayland,Dansville,Mount Morris, and Buffalo,NY. All aboard, please.

To get a rough understanding of how the Delaware,Lackawanna and Western Railroad came to be the fast freight and passenger carrier between Buffalo and the New York area via the shortest route, it is felt that a rough family tree of the companies that went into the railroad's formation would not be a bad place to start. The following is a listing of those companies:

1.Liggets Gap Railroad

2.Delaware & Cobb's Gap RR (merged with Liggets Gap,forming DL&W RR).

3.Lackawanna and Bloomsburg Railroad

4.Ithaca and Owego (originally Cayuga & Susquehanna)

5.Warren Railroad

6.Morris and Essex Railroad

7.Syracuse,Binghamton & New York Railroad

8.Oswego and Syracuse Railroad

9.Valley Railroad

10.Utica,Chenango & Susquehanna Valley

11.Greene Railroad

12.Passaic & Delaware RR (Gladstone Branch)

13.P&D Extension

14.Sussex Railroad

15.Bangor and Portland Railroad

a.Bangor and Bath

b.Chapman and Lehigh

c.Nazareth and Lehigh

d.Hanover and Newport

16.Lackawanna Railroad of New Jersey

17.New York,Lackawanna & Western (built from Binghamton to Buffalo,NY, the final extension of the main line).

1959 PROFILE OF THE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD
Mileage: 926
Locomotives: 212
Passenger cars: 610
Freight Cars: 11,719
Company Service cars: 437
PASSENGER ROUTES: Hoboken-Scranton-Binghamton-Elmira-Corning-Bath-Buffalo.
Hoboken-Morristown-Denville-Dover (Suburban)
Summit-Gladstone (Suburban)
Newark-Montclair (Suburban)
Hoboken-Paterson-Boonton-Denville-Netcong (Suburban)
Netcong-Branchville(Suburban)
FEATURE TRAINS: The Phoebe Snow, The Westerner, The New Yorker, The Pocono Express, The Twilight, The Owl, and The New York Mail.

This section is where timetables and mileage tables will be found rather than in the body of the text as I have done in the past for better clarity. We will begin with mileage tables covering the railroad in its 3 division structure prior to 1957. This consisted of the Buffalo,Scranton, and Morris and Essex Divisions. First up is the Buffalo Division. Mileage shown is distance from Hoboken,NJ.







Table 1.BUFFALO DIVISION Binghamton to Buffalo
Mileage Stations
191.7 Binghamton







194.4 Johnson City







196.5 Willow Point







199.7 Vestal







205.6 Appalachin







212.4 Owego (Ithaca Branch connected)







217.5 Lounsberry







220.6 Nichols







226.5 Litchfield







231.0 Waverly







235.3 Wilawana







241.9 Lowman







248.7 Elmira







250.8 Elmira Heights







253.1 Horseheads







258.2 Big Flats







265.0 Gibson







266.7 Corning







268.2 Painted Post







269.7 Erwins







271.0 Coopers Plains







273.6 Curtis







275.8 Campbell







280.2 Savona







285.6 Bath







289.5 Kanona







293.2 Avoca







295.8 Wallace







301.0 Cohocton







305.4 Atlanta







307.6 Wayland jct.







311.9 Wayland







313.2 Perkinsville (Portway)







318.5 Dansville







325.8 Groveland







332.7 Mount Morris







335.8 Leicester







339.3 Greigsville







342.5 Craigs







345.3 Linwood







350.3 B&O Jct.







354.0 East Bethany







359.0 East Alexander







361.4 North Alexander







364.2 Ray (Cady)







367.1 North Darien







371.3 Fargo







374.2 Alden







375.8 West Alden







378.5 Dollwood







383.2 Lancaster







384.1 Depew







395.15 Buffalo (Main Street Station)



Table 2. Black Rock Branch.Distance from Hoboken



Mileage Stations



389.73 East Buffalo



391.11 Walden Avenue



393.22 Kensington Avenue



394.20 North Main Street



396.51 Delaware Avenue



397.54 Military Road



398.73 Black Rock



SCRANTON DIVISION



Table 3. Main Line Port Morris Jct. to Binghamton



Distance shown is from Hoboken,NJ



Mileage Stations



45.74 Port Morris Junction



57.61 Greendell



60.69 Johnsonburg



64.79 Blairstown



74.27 Slateford Junction



81.56 Stroudsburg



83.11 Gravel Place



85.30 Analomink



89.23 Henryville



94.61 Cresco



97.92 Paradise



100.30 Mount Pocono



102.59 Pocono Summit



107.67 Tobyhanna



112.93 Gouldsboro



114.70 Lehigh



120.50 Moscow



133.17 Scranton



136.23 Cayuga



140.55 Clarks Summit



144.08 Dalton



146.05 LaPlume



148.29 Factoryville



152.12 Nicholson



157.60 Foster



161.59 Kingsley



165.44 Alford



171.66 New Milford



177.58 Hallstead



188.99 East Binghamton



190.72 BD Tower



Table 4. Old Road. Distance is from Hoboken



Mileage Stations



45.74 Port Morris Junction



46.54 Port Morris



47.37 Sussex Branch Jct.



47.99 Netcong



51.19 Waterloo



56.77 Hackettstown



63.12 Port Murray



66.56 Washington



70.95 Oxford Furnace



79.82 Delaware



82.57 Portland



84.27 Slateford Junction(connect to main line)

Table 4. Bangor and Portland Branch

Mileage Stations

0.0 Portland

0.71 Hill Yard

3.62 Stier

5.52 East Bangor

7.07 Bangor

7.27 Shops

8.64 Flickville

9.31 Martins Creek Jct.

13.51 Martins Creek,PA

14.41 Martins Creek,NJ

14.17 Pen Argyl Jct.

14.67 Pen Argyl

14.17 Pen Argyl Jct.

14.63 Wind Gap Jct.

17.32 Miller

18.37 Edelman

21.01 Belfast Jct.

21.23 Hercules Jct.

24.17 Nazareth

27/92 Bath Jct.

Table5. Bloomsburg Branch (mileage is from Northumberland)

Mileage Stations

80.35 Scranton

76.77 Taylor

76.72 Minooka Jct.

73.45 Old Forge

72.48 Duryea

70.73 Pittston

69.46 West Pittston

62.46 Wyoming

63.92 Luzerne

62.77 Kingston

60.70 Plymouth Jct.

59.59 Plymouth

58.10 Hanover Yard

56.04 West Nanticoke

52.62 Hunlockne Creek

47.01 Shickshinny

36.04 Berwick

29.44 Lime Ridge

26.00 Espy

23.49 Bloomsburg

21.77 Rupert

20.19 Catawissa

11.75 Danville

0.00 Northumberland(PRR,RDG connect)
Table6.Binghamton to Syracuse and Oswego
Mileage Stations
191.72 East Binghamton
196.90 Chenango Bridge
202.73 Chenango Forks
212.11 Whitney Point
214.35 Lisle
217.99 Killawog
220.95 Marathon
231.15 Blodgett Mills
234.15 Cortland Jct. (Lehigh Valley RR crosses)
234.72 Cortland
237.39 Homer
241.66 Little York
244.44 Preble
249.10 Tully
251.69 Apulia
256.83 Onotavia
264.50 Jamesville
268.83 Brighton Avenue
271.16 Syracuse
275.01 Fair Ground
278.82 Stiles
283.19 Baldwinsville
295.05 Fulton
301.58 Minetto
306.14 Oswego
Table 7. Utica to Chenango Forks
Miles Stations
0.0 Utica (NYC connects)
2.51 Canal Branch
4.11 New Hartford
5.67 Washington Mills
7.33 Chadwicks
9.24 Sauqoit
11.24 Clayville
13.54 Richfield Jct.(Richfield Br. connects)
17.23 Paris
21.48 Waterville
27.14 North Brookfield
30.17 Hubbardsville
35.21 Poolville
37.65 Earlville
42.81 Sherburne
48.24 Galena
53.93 Norwich
62.03 Oxford
70.21 Brisben
76.09 Greene
84.08 Chenango Forks (Syracuse Br. Connects)