Alcofoamerfest


As an anniversary celebration for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, as well as the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), GVT Rail System hosted a weekend excursion and celebration on their Delaware Lackawanna Railroad, based in Scranton, PA. The railroad did a superb job running and/or displaying all it had to offer, despite the lack of cooperation from Mother Nature.



Taken with Agfa Scala B&W slide film, Lackawanna SC is posed just off of Bridge 60 adjacent to the Steamtown facility.
While the patrons for the weekend activities file in, the railroad personnel shuffle the equipment around for the day's photos and excursion. RS-3's pull a cut of freight cars between two of GVT's Centuries.
GVT's M636 and Reading Tech's C630 make an incredible pair as they blast by the second photo runby outside of Scranton on the old DL&W main.
Tobyhanna was the site of another series of photo runby's, as well as for lunch. A local catering company did an excellent job serving the patrons!
An ex-CN cabin car, now painted for GVT railroad Depew, Lancaster & Western, brings up the tail of the photo freight, pulled by the RS-3's.
Lehigh Valley 353, the Black Diamond, is a fitting finale to our excursion train, as it passes the ex DL&W tower at Tobyhanna.
It began raining immediately after we departed Tobyhanna for Mt. Pocono, and did not let up until returning into the Scranton Area. The Railroad staff decided to perform several "ad hoc" photo runby's to make up for the ones lost to the rain - the first one being under the an old Erie Railroad branchline bridge.
Night photo session at Bridge 60.
Railfans taking their night shots at Bridge 60.
Railfans get ready to fire as the two DL RS-3's make a backup maneuver on the old D&H Penn Division on Sunday.
The end of Sunday's run ended with a runby at Bridge 60, with big Alco's and a Canadian steamer up above.
For an uncore, DL puts some assistance on the rear of Sunday's grain train (led by four CP SD40-2's) in the form of two big Alcos.
DL 3643 and Reading 5308 put their muscle into the curve at Moscow.

Last updated 12/03/01

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