Railroad tower in East Stroudsburg

Near the corner of Lackawanna and Analomink streets in East Stroudsburg stands a strange, small building located just next to the railroad tracks. With a footprint of only about 15 by 21 feet, the tower stands two stories tall. This is the railroad signal tower. With its many windows in the upper floor, the tower provided a man working inside with a clear view of the tracks. The man could also be easily seen from below, but the structure was private, not open to the public, and perhaps there was a bit of a mystery about what the building was for and why the man was working there. Read More...

The Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Railroad

In 1893, the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern Railroad was built to haul coal, transport ice from various Pocono lakes, and carry passengers eager to visit Wilkes-Barre, New York or places in-between. The railroad boasted the shortest route out of the Lackawanna Valley – 14 miles shorter than competing rail lines. The Wilkes-Barre & Eastern rail line climbed over 1100 feet onto the Pocono Plateau before descending 1400 feet into Stroudsburg. Read More...