Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway

Region: Luzerne County
Founded: 1994
Type: For profit
Predecessors: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Pocono Northeast Railroad
Reporting Mark: LS
Class: Shortline
Status: Active
Network Length: 60 miles

The LS is a shortline railroad in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties (PA). It operates around 60 miles of track in the area, and has interchanges with the [[ RBMN // reading-blue-mountain-and-northern ]] at Duryea, and with [[ NS // norfolk-southern ]] at various other locations.

With a staggering 4 locomotives and 6 employees, the LS pulls around 2000 cars annually on ex-DLW, LV, and PNER lines. These cars typically consist of chemicals and building materials, among some other things.


The LS was formed under conditions similar to the [[ DL // delaware-lackawanna ]] and the [[ LRWY // lehigh-railway ]]; it was formed in 1994 to operate tracks owned by the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority.