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Wilkes-Barre & Hazelton Railway: By Third Rail over the Mountains

  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • University Center 525 S. State St., Chicago, IL

Over the mountains by electric rail!

The Wilkes-Barre & Hazelton Railway was a third rail-operated interurban running between its namesake cities between 1903 and 1933. One of the most heavily built of all interurbans, it ran on a route carved out of the mountains and offered fast, direct passenger service between terminals and also interchanged carload freight with the steam railroads. Revenues never justified the high construction costs and the line abandoned all service after only 30 years of operation.

In tonight’s digital presentation, Pennsylvania railroad historian George Gula will tell the story of this interesting electric line with photos, maps, and contemporary accounts. Be sure to attend what will be an informative and entertaining evening!

University Center

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.

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