24 December 2014

Lackawanna Cut-off opened today

The Lackawanna Cut-Off opened On This Day in 1911. The Cut-Off was a stretch of railroad line of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W). The No. 15, a westbound passenger train, passed through Port Morris Junction at 12:15 a.m. on 24 December 1911. It was the first revenue train to operate on the Cut-Off. DL&W operated the Lackawanna Cut-Off until 1960, when it merged with the Erie Railroad.



 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention. Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.