DescriptionEstablished in 1828 as a terminal for canal barges carrying coal to New York markets, Honesdale was the site of the first use of a commercial steam locomotive in the United States. Imported from England, the locomotive Stourbridge Lion made its trial run on Aug. 8, 1829. Too heavy for the rails, it was withdrawn from service. A full-size replica can be seen in the Wayne County Historical Society Museum.
Weekend excursions on the Stourbridge rail line are offered by the Delaware Lackawaxen & Stourbridge Railroad Company from Memorial Day weekend through the fall foliage season, with some holiday-themed trips in December. Departure times vary; phone (570) 470-2697 for information.
Visitor InfoChamber of the Northern Poconos 32 Commercial St. HONESDALE, PA 18431. Phone:(570)253-1960
Things to SeeWayne County Historical Society Museum