We, the Nicholson Heritage Association, are working to renovate the 1849 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) Railroad station in our small rural community. Through much volunteer work, support from our community, and a few grants (including from PennDOT and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region), we are almost finished! We need your help to complete the work on the Nicholson Tourism Center at the Historic DL&W Railroad Station. Due to unexpected costs (such as rotted wood within the station, foundation issues, and inspection costs), we need to raise additional funds. The bulk of the renovations have been covered by the PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program grant, but we need to fundraise the rest.
Once the project is complete, the Nicholson Tourism Center at the Historic DL&W Railroad Station will revitalize the region by attracting tourists to the station, the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct (also known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct or the Nicholson Bridge), Nicholson, Historic Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, and the Endless Mountains. The station also will attract visitors to the region by linking to the area’s railroading and transportation attractions, including the Martins Creek Viaduct, Viaduct Valley Way Scenic Byway, Starrucca Viaduct, Honesdale: the birthplace of American Railroad, Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces, Electric City Trolley Museum, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, and Steamtown National Historic Site. It will also be used for community events.
Will you help us reach our fundraising goal, and spread the word to your family and friends?