History: Do You Remember the Laurel Line?
Jul 21, 2015 04:17PM
This timetable from 1952 provides a snapshot of the scope of the Laurel Line's service. Photo courtesy of The Lackawanna Historical Society.
150 Years, 150 Objects - Laurel Line timetable
"The Laurel Line was named by an Olyphant schoolteacher named Carrie Kenyon, who won a naming contest sponsored by the railroad. This pleasant-sounding name was chosen since the line ran through a mountainous region full of mountain laurel. At its peak in 1914, 258 trolleys left the Scranton station each day. This timetable from 1952 provides a snapshot of the scope of the Laurel Line's service."
Information and photo courtesy of The Lackawanna Historical Society Facebook page.