Live Blog: Follow the ‘Backyard Train’ on Its Journey Home to Scranton

MOOSIC -- A reminder to all viewers, WNEP-TV plans to pick up our new train set on Friday!

Road Scholar and Hale Trailer have offered up a trolley-themed tractor-trailer to help us bring it back to Northeastern PA.

Upon arrival in Northeastern Pennsylvania Friday afternoon, the train set will be taken to the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, 300 Cliff Street, Scranton.

The train display will be assembled sometime next week.  It will be unveiled at a soon to be announced date.   The folks at HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have been kind enough to arrange sending someone familiar with the set to Scranton, to help put it together.

WNEP will be there with the big truck to pick it up Friday morning.

Check back here for the latest.

 

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WATCH: Carmella Mataloni takes us behind the scenes as the “Backyard Train” is loaded in New Jersey and will soon be on its way to its new home! 

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STORY: Scrantonians Enjoy Hype Surrounding New Backyard Train

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STORY: Newswatch 16 in New York Searching for HBO’s Backyard Train

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Hey, HBO – we accept the ‘greatest backyard train local news has ever seen!’

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7 comments

  • Robert

    Watch my facebook page so you can see what I had for lunch, then super, then lunch, then super, then lunch, then super. Although a before consumption and after processing pix would be fun too! Frigging weird is all I have to say.

  • J. M. F.

    If WNEP really cared about the heart of the people that helped build the Wyoming Valley, they would have used a UNION TRUCK CARRIER to transport this train display, not a SCAB, ANTI UNION TRUCK CARRIER like Road Scholar.
    After all this area was built by the hard work of unionized labor and don’t forget it WNEP !

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