At one time, East Stroudsburg, PA was a bustling place on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad with a small yard and an "armstrong" interlocking controlled from a classic switch tower. By the time this photo was taken in September 2006, all but the main track was long gone, and the rails had been conveyed to the Delaware Lackawanna shortline. The switch tower remained as a museum maintained by local fans.
In this shot, Steamtown's Canadian National 2-8-2 3254 passes through town on the way to the Delaware Water Gap with an excursion. Long a mainstay of Steamtown's National Park roster, the 3254, the boiler time on the big Mikado has since expired and she waits, out of service, for the required rebuilding. After several steamless years, Steamtown NP is now back in the steam business in a small way, having brought a Baldwin 0-6-0 switcher back into service.