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Photos by Kim Erickson &
Jeff Hiller


Wayne County Chamber of Commerce

32 Commercial Street, Suite 200
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: (570) 253-1960
Fax: (570) 253-1517

GPS
Lat.: 41 degrees 34' 17.114" N
Lon.: 75 degrees 15' 22.235" W

 

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Stourbridge Line






The Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions have been postponed for the 2013 season. Please continue to check back for any changes to the schedule. For those of you who are train or history buffs, take a trip back in time at the Wayne County Historical Society where a full scale size replica of the Stourbridge Lion is housed.  Visit the Wayne County Historical Society for more information at www.WayneHistorypa.org




Honesdale is the birthplace of the American railroad and the small brick building which now houses the Wayne County Historical Society was once the D&H Canal's company office. On August 8, 1829, the Delaware & Hudson operated the first commercial locomotive on rails in the western hemisphere. That locomotive left from this spot, ran three miles to Seelyville and returned.



Directions

From Scranton and points west:
Take Route 81 North to Route 6 East exit (Gov. Casey Highway), Continue on Route 6 East, through Waymart and to the stop light at Main Street in Honesdale. At light, turn right onto Main Street. Proceed 4 1/2 blocks on Main. Turn right onto  Torrey Lane.
From Philadelphia and points south:
Take Valley Forge Exit to Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Exit 37. Take Route 81 North to Route 6 East exit (Gov. Casey Highway), Continue on Route 6 East, through Waymart and to the stop light at Main Street in Honesdale. At light, turn right onto Main Street. Proceed 4 1/2 blocks on Main. Turn right onto Torrey Lane.
From the George Washington Bridge:
Take Route 80 West approx. 38 miles to Exit 34, Sparta, to Route 15 North to Route 206 North (approx. 18 miles), to Delaware River at Milford to Route 84 (toward Scranton) to Exit 30 (Blooming Grove). to Route 402 North (toward Hawley / Honesdale), to Route 6 West, traveling approx. 15 miles (go past Wal-Mart & Kmart) to downtown Honesdale.
You will come to a series of 4 traffic lights beginning at the intersection of Route 6 and Cliff Street. Continue straight through the first 3 lights. The last light will be at the intersection of Route 191 and Terrace Street. Turn right onto Terrace Street. Travel a short distance and turn right onto Commercial Street.  Turn right just past the Honesdale Self Storage Units at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce/Wayne County Visitors Center.  Train parking is around the building.  You may walk down the driveway to the lower level of the building to board the train.
From the Tapanzee Bridge:
Follow NY State Thruway North to Route 17 (Harriman Exit), to Route 17 West (approx. 14 miles) to Route 17M (Goshen), to Interstate 84 West to Exit 30 (Blooming Grove). to Route 402 North (toward Hawley/Honesdale), to Route 6 West, traveling approx. 15 miles (go past Wal-Mart & Kmart) to downtown Honesdale.
You will come to a series of 4 traffic lights beginning at the intersection of Route 6 and Cliff Street. Continue straight through the first 3 lights. The last light will be at the intersection of Route 191 and Terrace Street. Turn right onto Terrace Street. Travel a short distance and turn right onto Commercial Street.  Turn right just past the Honesdale Self Storage Units at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce/Wayne County Visitors Center.  Train parking is around the building.  You may walk down the driveway to the lower level of the building to board the train.