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CR Dash8-40CW #6099 at Solomon's Gap, Mountaintop

Ron Balewski

CP Rail SD40 #5534 at Solomon's Gap, Mtop

Mike Pryor

RBMN U23B @ Solomon's Gap, Mtop #2399

Robert Palmer

CP SD40-2 Crestwood Rd in Mountaintop, PA #5717

Ron Balewski

CP SD40-2 At Nanticoke Crossing #5415

Ron Balewski

SP SD40 redone at Morrison Knudson in Mountaintop, PA #8650

Ron Balewski

Vulcan 65T 
 mfg in Wilkes-Barre
Maurice Grimes

DH GP38-2 Derailed at Hudson Yard #7303

Mike Pryor

PRR 2-8-2 L1 Buttonwood Yd Hanover Twp #3197

Frank Watson-Laws

PRR 2-8-2 L1 Buttonwood Yd Hanover Twp #3197

Frank Watson-Laws

PRR 2-8-2 L1 Buttonwood Yd Hanover Twp #3197

Frank Watson-Laws

PRR 2-8-0 H10 Berwick #7010

Max Miller-Laws

PRR M1 4-8-2 Buttonwood Yd, Hanover PA 1948

Frank Waton-Bud Laws

PRR 4-4-2 E5 Lehigh Depot, 1946 #9831

Frank Watson-Laws

PRR 4-4-2 E6 Lehigh Depot, 1946 #668

Frank Watson-Laws

Jedo Highland Coal Co GE 35T #2
, Harleigh PA 1986
CH

RBBB Circus @Wilkes-Barre 2000

Michael G. Rushton

DH U30C Wilkes-Barre DH Term 1970 #710

Al Holleuffer

RBBB Circus @Wilkes-Barre 2000

Michael G. Rushton

DH RS3 #4057
, Wilkes-Barre DH Term 1965
WM Kuba-BL

DH RS3 #4082
, Wilkes-Barre DH Term 1964
WM Kuba-BL

DH C628 #602
, Wilkes-Barre DH Term 1964
WM Kuba-Bud Laws

DH C628 #602
, Wilkes-Barre DH Term 1964
WM Kuba-Bud Laws

CNJ GP7 #1528
, CNJ Station, Wilkes-Barre PA 1962

DH 0-8-0 #81
, Wilkes-Barre PA 1947
İHarold Vollrath

Wanamie Mine Locomotive in
, Wanamie, Pa. 1966

Wanamie Mine Locomotive #4
, Wanamie, Pa. 1966

Morrison Knudsen SW-1 #243
, MK Rebuild plant, Mtop PA 1992, nee EJE243, ex Fairless Works 243 PA, blt 1941 cn1401
Gary Pancavage

Glen Alden Coal 0-4-0T #8
, Wanamie, PA 1967
Ken Houghton

West Pittston - Exeter Alco S-4 #6
, Selisgrove PA 1974 | WPE
J Hand

West Pittston - Exeter 2-6-0 #5
, WPE

Towanda Monroeton Shippers Lifeline SW1 #26
, Towanda PA 2010, nee ACL 1901, exx xprt1, exxRFP1, ex RFP50, blt 1939, cn909
Sam Botts

Lehigh River U23B #2302
, Towanda PA 2010, nee CR 2794 blt 1977 cn41589
Mark Obrzut

Lehigh River U23B #2304
, Towanda PA 2010
Sam Botts
The Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Electric Railway climbed 3 mountains in its path over 1,200 feet in elevation, with only one half-mile tunnel on Penobscot Mountain, and no grade crossings. The first cars rolled onto the tracks in 1903, and traveled the complete 30-mile trip from Hazleton to the 3rd floor terminal in Wilkes-Barre in 1907. A protected electrical line called the "3rd rail", prevented delays in the winter. With improvements in highway transportation and the construction of Rt 309, the brainchild of Hazleton financier, Alvan Markle, stopped operations with Car 228 stranded on the 3rd floor WB terminal. See the Rail Map to see the peaceful path through Nuangola, Blytheburn, and Albert in Mountaintop. The Terminal was located in Wilkes-Barre. The Roster shows the equipment acquired from 1903-1915

Data sources: Times Leader, 8/30/98, by Juan Torres, and Mountaintop on the Move, P.O. Box 212, 474-6397


WBH Trolly #202


WBH Trolly #204

Courtesy Hazleton Historical Society

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