(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.
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
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.
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
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).
Training for freight and passenger engineers on prototype railroads.*
Think you have what it takes to work for a real railroad?
Compare your skills with the guys who run the big stuff on the Big Railroad Trainng Page
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.
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 it's 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.
*Lackawanna Terminal Railway employees when employyed as such are not subject to the responsibilities and hazards of employees of prototype railroads. While we adhere to commonsense procedures, an accident on the model railroad does not have the tragic consequences of accidents on the prototype where damage can range in the millions of dollars and lives can be changed forever. It is for this reason that the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's Management Team has decided that paperwork for train movement is unnecessary and verbal (or signal where available) authority is more than adequate. Real railroads require, and real railroad employees need, paperwork to safely complete their assignments. The management team simply requires that employees pay attention to the progress of their train for the duration of their assignment.