Gateway to the Clouds: The Story of a Short Line Railroad, the Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad, 1902-1926

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Tribute Books, 2005 - History - 94 pages
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Gateway to the Clouds is a story of the Scranton, Dunmore, Moosic Lake Railroad. From narrow and standard gauge steam railroading to the electric trolley, readers will ride the pages of this interesting segment (1902-1926) of Northeastern Pennsylvania history. The authors tell the story of the dream of two Irish immigrants to find a place that would allow for recreation and serve as an escape after a strenuous work week.

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About the author (2005)

Alan Sweeney, a businessman with a love of history, is President of the Lackawanna Historical Society and Chairman of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. He co-authored The History of Scranton for Arcadia Press, due out in October 2005. He also authored a one-man play entitled "Witness at Appomattox," which will debut in April 2006. Alan is a collector of toy soldiers and Africana books. Judy Sweeney grew up at Moosic Lake. A retired elementary school teacher for the Scranton School District, she now enjoys working for Keystone College in the Education Department. Author of a six-book series on Blending Language Skills, published by Essential Learning Products, two curriculum guides for historic venues in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and a book on Behavioral Management published by International Correspondence Schools, Judy enjoys writing and gardening. The Sweeneys reside in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pennsylvania and are the parents of two daughters, Rachel and Kara.

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