Welcome to the The Lackawanna Terminal Railway


(GP-9 1750 painted and detailed by Joe Kopin. C-420s 23 and 24 painted and detailed by Scott Lupia.
Photo by Scott Lupia)

EMD GP-9 1750 and  Alco C-420s 23, and 24 bask in the hot summer sun outside the diesel shop in Scranton, Pa. waiting for the call to service on local freights that will be dispatched later in the evening. The 1750 and two GP-9 sisters will head west while the 23 and 24 will join another C-420 and work east. All five engines and their crews will layover at outlying terminals and return to Scranton after crew rest is completed tomorrow.

Lackawanna Terminal Railway Quick Index:
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Lackawanna Terminal Railway Not So Quick Index: 

The history of the Lackawanna Terminal Railway
The answers to all your questions about the Lackawanna Terminal, check out the FAQ Page.
A staging idea that fits every budget: "The Third Track Expedient"
Too busy running trains to do the paperwork? "
Car Forwarding... Or Not!"
If you need to have paperwork to be at one with your empire try using the
Conductor's Log Book
Creating the cutting edge of wood technology when there is no other choice: "Off The Wall"
The Lackawanna Terminal Railway uses 
North Coast Engineering (NCE) DCC products. Read why.
Before taking the controls of a 13,000 ton coal train, try taking our rules test!
Check your knowledge of locomotive and train brakes: Take the air brake quiz.

Training for freight and passenger engineers on prototype railroads. This is for those who think they might want to work for a real railroad.
Tips for those running 12 inch to the foot trains. The Ten commandments for Student Engineers.
Things your parents never told you about running trains! Learning to Qualify for Student Engineers

The Lackawanna Terminal Technical and Historical Society now offers "TerminalWear"!
For all the information you need to look like you are part of the vast hordes of Lackawanna Terminal Railway groupies go to the TerminalWear Page
Small print disclaimer: The LTTHS does not benefit financially from the sale of TerminalWear (although it should).

Look for articles about the Lackawanna Terminal Railway in the October, 2010 issue of
Railroad Model Craftsman. Check out the creation of a locomotive road failure by Scott Lupia, Lackawanna Terminal Railway's  Senior Vice President: Locomotive Noise Enhancement, Supervisor, Lackawanna Terminal Technical and Historical Society's Department of Virtual Verisimilitude, and Scenery Savant. Scott also describes his creation of the great cover photo. Take a trip to the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's engine house in Scranton, Pennsylvania for some railfan photography.



The Lackawanna Terminal Railway is know worldwide as a progressive company; an environmentally, and socially conscious corporation whose commitment to the citizens of the region is founded on the solid moral traditions which made our country strong. Imagine the corporate chagrin when confronted with strong evidence to the contrary! To find out how this bastion of American values deals with this latest challenge you must read:The Deep Fried FAQ Page. Updated 9/29/14 (Item #43)

For decades the American railroads have unsuccessfully tried to compete with the nation's motor carriers for domination of the fast freight market.  Now the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's crack Management Team has found a way to drive the trucks from the roads and onto the backs of pigs. Read all about it in this Editorial from the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's Management Team.

Advancement through Education
The Eastern Lackawanna County Agriculture and Technical University

Ever wonder where management gets that special knowledge of railroading that gives them an aura of importance that is instantly recognizable in even at the most crowded investigation proceeding? They probably earned it by taking an Associate Degree in Railroad Management at The Eastern Lackawanna County Agricultural and Technical University where you can take courses that will help you climb to the top of the railroad corporate bureaucracy.The Lackawanna Terminal Railway, in cooperation with the Eastern Lackawanna County Agricultural and Technical University Division of Continuing Education, Scranton, Pennsylvania, is proud to offer college level courses for self-improvement including:

An Associate of Science Degree in Railroad Management
A Certificate in one of the Railroad Crafts
Applying for Financial Aid


The Lackawanna Terminal Railway Home Page is brought to you by the members of the Lackawanna Terminal Technical and Historical Society. The LTT&HS is not incorporated in the state of Delaware as a non-profit historical society and is not registered in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey as a not-for-profit historical society dedicated to the preservation of the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's equipment and the understanding of its operating practices. If you would like to become a member of the Lackawanna Terminal Technical and Historical Society, please fill out an application.

The Lackawanna Terminal Railway Home Page Logo, Lackawanna Terminal Railway background graphic, all track plans, and other graphics are the work of Paul Tupaczewski

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