In General

Locations / Name:
Windsor/Binghamton NY, Broome County
Oakland PA, Susquehanna County

What's Here:
Starrucca Viaduct (Lanesboro PA)
NYS&W (former Erie) Mainline / Binghamton to Port Jervis NY
CP Mainline / Binghamton to Scranton PA
Former Erie depot (Susquehanna PA)
Former Erie SR tower (Oakland PA)
Former D&H Line

GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 607/NY, 570/PA
ZIP: 13865 (Windsor NY), 18827 (Lanesboro PA), 18847 (Susquehanna PA), 18847 (Oakland PA)

Access by train/transit:

The Scoop:

The lines out of Binghamton cross two of the more "famous" railroad bridge structures in the east, Starrucca and Tunkhannock/Nicholson Viaduct , which is on the D&H/CP line heading to Scranton.  Starrucca was built by the Erie RR in 1847/48.  Originally sporting a single broad gauge track, it was replaced with two standard gauge tracks in 1886.  The bridge is 1,040 feet long, and has 17 stone arch spans, each 50ft wide.

The two railroads that originally came thru here were the Erie and DL&W RR's.  Now, the DL&W (D&H) right-of-way is gone, and the Erie now is operated by the New York, Susquehanna & Western RR.  The D&H line on the left side of the map is operated by the Canadian Pacific.

In addition to the Starrucca Viaduct, the line also runs over Main St in Lanesboro on a similar looking concrete structure.

"Down" in Susquehanna, we still have a former Erie depot standing, housing a restaurant, and at least back in 2009, a bunch of old signals on display (not in service) near the tracks.

Over on the other side of the river, the old Erie SR tower still stands in the middle of an interlocking, where the tracks go from one to two tracks.

I haven't been to the area recently, but back in 2009, the signals on the Susquehanna line were a combination of searchlight and "tri-light" signals.

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Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:

Getting Here

For the Windsor area:

I-81, either north or south to I-86 east, get off at exit 79.

From the west, it's I-86/NY17 all the way to exit 79.

For the Lanesboro PA area:

I-81 exit 230 in Halstead PA, then east on PA 171 - it's about 8.5-9 miles to Oakland/Susquehanna/Lanesboro PA.

If you're already in Windsor NY, head south on Main St/NY79, which turns into PA92.
You can go over one exit on 86 to State Line Rd/NY14 (exit 80) and head south, which turns into Damascus Rd in PA - it's about a 9-10 mile ride.  This route more or less follows the D&H line, and at the 86 exit, you can still find remnants of the line as seen in the aerial view of the exit 80 area below.


The above map in PDF format is here


  Windsor NY - D&H Freight Shed

GPS Coordinates: 42.07251, -75.63341
In contrast to when I came thru here in 2009, someone has fixed up the old freight shed, and brought in a caboose, and painted up in D&H colors - good for them!
The R-O-W has long been covered up with brush, and can no longer be seen, at least from above.

  Windsor NY - Village Train and Hobby Store

GPS Coordinates: 42.08234, -75.64036
191 Main St, Windsor, NY 13865

          Pictures from a visit in 2009

   The D&H R-O-W under Starrucca


  ex Erie depot in Susquehanna PA - The Depot Restaurant


  SR Tower


  Morman Priesthood Restoration Site

GPS Coordinates: 41.95179, -75.68308
27832 State Route 171, Oakland Township (Susquehanna) PA 18847

Bridges, Tunnels, and Overpasses

  Lanesboro PA - Starrucca Viaduct

GPS Coordinates: 42.07168, -75.63364


  Lanesboro PA - NYS&W (former Erie) Over Main Street


  Oakland PA - NYS&W (Erie) Over the Susquehanna

GPS Coordinates: 41.94330, -75.62109
There are two separate bridges crossing the Susquehanna, one has four spans, and the other is a single span

  Windsor NY - D&H Over Chapel St

GPS Coordinates: 42.07168, -75.63364

In contrast to other areas, the former D&H right-of-way running through Windsor is GONE!  Other than the bridge going over Chapel Street, there is almost NO evidence that a railroad ever came thru here, as you can see from the wide view aerial below.  Even the small open walk-path you can see in the snow scene above at the freight shed is completely overgrown.


  Signals adjacent to the Erie depot


  The Signals at SR Tower


Unilens Signals

These signals are about halfway between Binghamton and Scranton in New Milford, off Interstate 81, at and north of exit #223.


    Switch heaters at this location are of the hot forced air type.

Historical USGS Maps

Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.
Below is a portion of the 1935/1944 re-issue USGS Susquehanna quadrangle map.


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Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

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NEW JAN28/2009, JUL18/2015, APR17/18/2021
Last Modified 18-Apr-2021