Walter Chamberlain’s Lehigh Valley Railroad

Walter’s little empire is a mushroom style layout set in the mid 1950s. Trains enter on a double track main line at the New York state line, just West of Sayre. Modeled stations along the way include Athens, Towanda and Tunkhannock, with the main line entering staging after crossing the Lackawanna River east of Coxton Yard.  Both Coxton and Sayre Yards are modeled.  On the lower level is a branch line running through Swoyersville, Forty-Fort, Luzerne and terminating at Kingston, PA.  A junction at Luzerne begins the Bowmans Creek Branch, featuring the Trout Run Trestle at Trucksville, Shavertown and terminating at Dallas, Pennsylvania, Walter’s home town.

Sayre Yard

Sayre Yard

Locomotive Shop at Sayre Yard - one of four structures designed and engineered by my great-grandfather, D. C. Collins.

Locomotive Shop at Sayre Yard – one of four structures designed and engineered by Walter’s great-grandfather, D. C. Collins

The powerhouse at Sayre Yard, another structure by Walter's great-grandfather

The powerhouse at Sayre Yard, another structure by Walter’s great-grandfather

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Sayre, PA

 Crossing the Susquehanna River at Towanda, PA

Crossing the Susquehanna River at Towanda, PA

Vosberg Tunnel

Vosberg Tunnel

Tunkhannock, PA

Tunkhannock, PA

East of Tunkhannock, a farmer fertilizes his field.

East of Tunkhannock, a farmer fertilizes his field.

Far from the main line, the Harry E. Colliery in Swoyersville, PA

Far from the main line, the Harry E. Colliery in Swoyersville, PA