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Tobyhanna
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Milwaukee Road 261 leads an excursion through Tobyhanna in 1996
Location Church Street, Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°10′46″N 75°25′06″W / 41.1795°N 75.4182°W / 41.1795; -75.4182Coordinates: 41°10′46″N 75°25′06″W / 41.1795°N 75.4182°W / 41.1795; -75.4182
Owned by Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority
Line(s) Lackawanna Cut-Off
Construction
Parking 102 spaces (proposed)
Other information
Station code 108 (D&LW)
History
Opened 1908
Closed 1965
Rebuilt 1994
2005
Former and proposed services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Scranton
toward Buffalo
Main Line Mount Pocono
toward Hoboken
Gouldsboro
toward Buffalo
Pocono Summit
toward Hoboken
Proposed services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Scranton
Terminus
Lackawanna Cut-Off Pocono Mountain

Tobyhanna is a proposed NJ Transit commuter rail station located in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The station forms part of a site owned by a number of public and private entities including the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority. The site is adjacent to the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (and later, Erie Lackawanna) station; the building remains in place and is in use as the local historical society rail museum.

History

Until 1947 Tobyhanna was a flagstop eastbound on Sundays for the Lackawanna Limited, the predecessor to the Phoebe Snow. Through the end of the 1950s a few trains made station stops in Tobyhanna. Westbound these trains consisted of, in 1959, the Scrantonian, bound for Scranton, the Twilight, late afternoon train bound for Buffalo and an unnamed train bound for Scranton. Eastbound, service that year consisted of the Pocono Express from Buffalo, the Merchants Express from Scranton and an unnamed evening train from Scranton. Service in the last years was limited to the Twilight and the Poconos Express (these train now terminating or originating at Scranton). Passenger service ended with the discontinuing of these trains in fall, 1965.

Proposed restoration of service

The proposed restoration of passenger service would be along the Lackawanna Cut-Off, with trains to northern New Jersey and New York City. A 102-space surface parking lot will be provided at this location, and it will be situated on the vacant side and rear portions of this site. The proposed platform would be to the south of the track, north of Church Street.

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