The Laurel Line
The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad
Presented by George Gula
Friday, May 26, 2017, at 7 p.m. CDT
Loop River Room
525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
(Located between Congress Parkway and Harrison Street)
The Loop River Room is located on the second floor. After entering the lobby, go through the glass doors on your left for stair and elevator access to the area. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Laurel Line, known formally as the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad, operated interurban passenger and freight service between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The line was built to high standards, had no street running, and was powered primarily by third rail. Its freight traffic was unusually high for an interurban and continued on after passenger service ended in 1952. George Gula will present an in-depth study of this fascinating interurban from its origins until its ultimate demise. The program will feature many colorful photos and graphics that tell the story of the Laurel Line. Be sure to attend.