Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve marks 100th anniversary of opening of Lackawanna Cutoff

It's an anniversary you won't find on your calendar. But railroad historian John Willever has it on his. Today is the 100th anniversary of one of the great achievements in railway construction: the opening of the Lackawanna Cutoff to passenger rail traffic.
The cutoff stretched 28.5 miles from Lake Hopatcong in Sussex County, N.J., through Warren County to Slateford in Upper Mount Bethel Township, just north of Portland. Continued

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