Pa. Short Line Opens Locomotive Shop

The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad has opened a new $2.5 million locomotive shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The facility has two 200-foot interior tracks inside, an 83-foot walk-in inspection pit, and a 20-ton crane used for most major locomotive work.

The shop will be used to maintain the short line railroad’s fleet of 35 active Alco and Montreal Locomotive Works locomotives.

The shop was built on the site that once housed a Delaware & Hudson roundhouse.

It replaces a smaller two-track facility in South Scranton that will now be used for track equipment maintenance.

The D-L uses 23 miles of former D&H track between Scranton and Carbondale.

It also operates on former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western tacks owned by the Pennsylvania Northeast Rail Authority.

The D-L recently received a $900,000 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grant to be used to make improvements to the railroad’s Green Ridge Yard in Scranton.

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