The Lehigh River Gorge Scenic Railway, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Number 425 at the old Central Railroad of New Jersey Train Station in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

The town of Jim Thorpe in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the best small towns in the United States of America. The town sits in a valley where the Lehigh River flows. It is also a railroad town with a train station built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. There is no regular passenger service to the town, but it is where you will find the Lehigh River Gorge Scenic Railway.

You arrive at the old train station. You by your ticket. You wait. Then, the train comes. You board the train. When the time comes, the train leaves the station.

You head north. You see the rail yard. Then you pass the junction with the Reading Blue Mountain and…

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