BLOOMSBURG, PA

A Breif History - Over Bloomsburg and Rupert's history they have been served by a number of different railroads including the Delaware Lackawanna and Western, Erie-Lackawanna, Conrail, Reading, Bllomsburg and Sullivan, Susquehanna Bloomsburg and Berwick, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Rupert was a connection point for the Reading Railroad and the DL&W/Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Across the Susquehanna you'll find the town of Catawissa. Catawissa was served by the Catawissa Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, and the Reading Railroad. Even though these are small towns, they played a vital roll in the railroad history of our area. Below you will find some photos from their past.

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Bloomsburg DL&W Train Station Postcard.
Postcard is postmarked March 25, 1911
(collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading Train Station in Bloomsburg
Photo was taken in 1930s?
(image provided by David Kline)


Reading Train Station
along Railroad Street in Bloomsburg
Photo was taken in 1965
(collection of Andrew Hoke)


Reading Train Station in Bloomsburg
Photo was taken in 1960s?
(image provided by David Kline)


Reading Train Station in Bloomsburg
Photo was taken in 1960s?
(image provided by David Kline)


Block Signal and Yard Limit sign at the Reading Station.
Photo was taken in 1960s?
(image provided by David Kline)


Erie Lackawanna freight train lead by
5 RS3's heading into Bloomsburg. This photo was taken along Rt.11 near where McDonalds is located.
Photo was taken in 1972
(collection of Andrew Hoke/
photo by Arlen Lenker)


Railroad crossing leaving Bloomsburg on the Bloomsburg-Millville Road.
(image provided by David Kline)


View looking across 5th Street at Magee Carpet. On the left you can see some rail cars and the railroad station.
(image source: Internet)


Blue Print of Track layout at the Reading Station in Bloomsburg
(collection of Peter Llanso)


Close-up of the layout of the Reading Train Station in Bloomsburg.
(collection of Peter Llanso)


Bloomsburg DL&W Train Station Postcard.






Postcard of the Reading Train Station in Bloomsburg.







RUPERT, PA

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Rupert Train Station.
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Rupert Yard
Erie Lackawanna F-unit and freight cars
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Rupert Yard
Erie Lackawanna Caboose and Locomotives. Looks like there is a GP-9 sandwiched between the F-units
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Rupert Yard
2 Reading U28C locomtives
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


(image source: Internet)


(image source: Internet)


(image source: Internet)


(image source: Internet)


Reading #2750 SW1500
and #92882 Caboose
Handled switching duties in Rupert for the Reading Railroad.
Photo was taken in 1974
(photo by Robert Rinker)


Rupert Station and Reading #2750 SW1500 and #92882 Caboose
Photo was taken in 1975
(photo by Jim Gerofsky)


DL&W between Rupert and Catawissa
(image source: Internet)


DL&W between Rupert and Catawissa
(image source: Internet)


Viaduct & Bridge that crosses the Susquehanna - Rupert side
(Collection of Walt)


Viaduct & Bridge that crosses the Susquehanna - Rupert side
(Collection of Walt)


Old map of Rupert showing the track layout.


1911 View of the Viaduct leading to the bridge
(Historical Society)


View of the back of the Rupert Depot in the 1940's
(Hisotrical Society)





LIGHTSTREET, PA

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Lightstreet Train Station
(image provided by David Kline)


Lightstreet Train Station
1960's?
(image provided by David Kline)


Washed out track at Lightstreet
(image provided by David Kline)



PAPERMILL, PA

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Papermill between Bloomsburg and Lightstreet
(image provided by David Kline)


Papermill interchange
(image provided by David Kline)




All photographs, art and maps are the property of Andrew Hoke/Berwick Railfan (2009-2013) and can not be used in any way without permission. If you would like to use any of the photographs on the Berwick Railfan Photo Gallery website, or have comments and questions please EMAIL me. Please give a photo credit and a link to the Berwick Railfan Photo Gallery for any photos used either on the internet or in print.