The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society, Inc., a historical society dedicated to preserving and disseminating information about the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, the Erie Railroad, the Erie Lackawanna Railway and related lines.
Our mission is for this web site to be a useful asset to our members as well as a valuable research and reference tool for those interested in the history of the DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna.
Note About Former Railroad Employee Records
The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society does not have access to nor maintain in its Archives employee records from the DL&W, Erie or Erie Lackawanna. Two web sites that might prove useful to those in search of employee records are the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board web site and for former Erie Railroad employees and a possible lead for former DL&W employees, Jim Sponholz's web site pages dedicated to helping find former railroad employee records.
This article contains a searchable index of the current ELHS Archives holding of railroad valuation maps. Please read the following in order to understand how these maps are organized. The index can be found at the end of the article.
In 2000 the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society began a program to catalog and digitize our collection of ICC valuation maps to make them available to the membership and the public. The society owns a complete collection of 1918 base line maps for the Erie, and a mostly complete collection for the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western, and the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern. The release of the complete set of Erie Railroad Valuation Maps on DVD occured early in 2013 and we are now able to offer a complete set for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.
The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society's 2015 Calendar is now available. The calendar contains 14 color and black and white never before published photographs of the Erie, DL&W and Erie Lackawanna railroads.
Price: $9.95 Retail; $7.95 with Member's discount.
A reduced shipping charge of $4.25 is available for single calendar orders.
The attached DL&W Annual Freight Reports to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission 1951-60 are from the collection of Frank Adams. These document contain a decades worth of reports detailing the quantity of carloads and commodities carried by the DL&W. These reports were provided to Frank by the Pennsylvania State Archive.
Train Orders is a new ELHS email newsletter. It is intended to provide information about ELHS news and events more frequently than what our quarterly mailing allows. Just click Train Orders and complete the form to opt-in.