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History: Do You Remember the Laurel Line?

Jul 21, 2015 04:17PM ● By Kevin

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.

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