Snowy Arthur Avenue, Former Streetcar Route

 

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December 16, 2009

The only thing missing from this scene is a streetcar going down the center of the street. This is of course, Arthur Avenue in Scranton.

At one time this was a popular streetcar route, carrying passengers to and from Nay Aug Park.


Snowy Arthur Avenue, Former Streetcar Route

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Arthur Ave, Former Streetcar Route




The streetcar routes of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys are not even known by most people. The older residents fondly recall this mode of transportation, that was used before cars or buses.


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From 1991 CONRAIL Timetable :

Taylor Secondary Track 

Distance from Hoboken 

136.7  TAYLOR (D&H Railway) 
136.7  BLS MINOOKA 
139.7  OLD FORGE 
142.8  PITTSTON JCT. 
  (Lehigh Sec and 
  Pocono Northeast RR)  

(Why is the distance 
listed as distance 
from Hoboken, since
trains have not run 
to Hoboken in many,
 many years ??? 
 
It was a hold over from the Erie Lackawanna Times Table. )