2024 Excursions

Saturday, August 17th Sunday, August 18th, 2024
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad (Pennsylvania)

New Jersey Trackcar Excursions is pleased to announce a 2-day, approximately 130 mile run over the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.

Seton will be available on Friday evening from 5:00 pm to 07:00 pm and is highly recommended as we have limited time for seton on Saturday morning.

On Saturday we will have a short set-on in Scranton, (starting at 6:30 AM), and the safety meeting will be at 07:00 am, as we must leave by 7:15 AM. We will head east on the D&L through beautiful countryside, along the river, through at least one tunnel, past many restored stations through places with names like Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro, Moscow as we head for our turnaround at Slateford Yards. We will make a lunch stop at Tobihana. We will make our turn at Slateford Yards, and return again through the breathtaking Pennsylvania countryside traveling the route of the Phoebe Snow.

On Sunday we will have a set-on (starting at 7:30AM), with the safety meeting at 8:00 AM. We will then run the length of Carbondale Main Line from Scranton to Carbondale Station. There are many crossing on this line so the railroad will be providing flagging at all crossing.

The price of the excursion is $265. There is a 35 car limit and a non-mentoring run. As usual, this is a NARCOA insured excursion. All applicable NARCOA rules apply, as well as any others required by the railroad. Safety meeting must be attended as well.

Equipment Restrictions/Requirements: safety vests, hard soled over ankle shoes; hi-rails and heavy cars are with permission only. Radios are strongly encouraged. Cars must be able to be easily turned, and must be reliable. You must be able to maintain 25 MPH on this run. We will be interfacing with train traffic, so breakdowns cannot be afforded.

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Contact: Ken Ciparis

Contact: David Sigafoose