Transport: Milestone: Sep. 25, 1939

First steam locomotive to run on any U. S. railroad was Delaware & Hudson's British-bought Stourbridge Lion, On Aug. 8, 1829,* the spindly monster, threatening to come apart at every trembling trestle, chugged some two miles along D. & H.'s Honesdale, Pa.-Carbondale line. D. & H. abandoned this line in 1931.

Last week citizens of little Honesdale, scene of the historic sendoff, heard sad news. Because passenger revenue has fallen off sharply, Erie Railroad will shortly abandon its Honesdale branch, leaving the town without passenger train service for the first time in nearly 75...

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