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The Stourbridge Railroad, Honesdale, PA

This railroad has only a small roster consisting of five nicely restored coaches, a historic snowplow, and a GP-7 diesel locomotive that pulls summer excursion trains. However, the fascinating thing about this modest railroad is that it is located on the exact spot from which its namesake, the Stourbridge Lion, departed in 1829 for the first trip ever made by a locomotive in the United States. The Lion made a six-mile round trip on wooden rails, much to the amazement and delight of the assembled spectators. Although the Stourbridge Lion was never used commercially and was eventually sold for scrap, the city of Honesdale has an excellent full-size replica on display in its history museum.
The Stourbridge Railroad, Honesdale, PA