Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society
Ride the Bloom!

Past Event: RIDE THE BLOOM!!! Saturday, October 5, 2019

RIDE THE BLOOM!!! Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ride the Bloom!

Join us for an all day, 85-mile roundtrip ride on the former DL&W Bloomsburg Branch, now operated by the North Shore Railroad. Our excursion will cover the full length of the North Shore’s trackage from Northumberland to Berwick.

Sponsored by the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society, and the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society. Proceeds benefit the restorations of Boston & Maine #3713 (Project3713) and NYO&W #105 (105 Project) at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA.

Download the full flyer here.


Some ticket envelopes were inadvertently mail without tickets in them. If you have received an empty envelope please contact Norm Barrett at [email protected]

Boarding information has been updated. In the map below, parking areas are denoted in yellow. The red X marks the boarding area.


  • Adult Coach $99
  • Child (6-12) $69
  • Child 5 and under free on lap
  • Adult Caboose One Way, Coach the Other SOLD OUT


Depart Northumberland: 10AM
Return Northumberland: 7PM

Board at: 356 Priestly Ave.
Northumberland, PA 17857

There are no places to purchase food during the excursion. Please plan accordingly or pre-order a Subway boxed lunch for $10. Ham, turkey, or veggie.

Photo Run-bys: Three photo run-bys are planned along the route, time permitting. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking at run-by locations.

How to Order Tickets:

Online purchase may be made with credit card or PayPal (no PayPal account required) at:

Mail orders paid by check may be sent to:

LWV RHS EXCURSIONS PO BOX 702 Dallas, PA 18612-0702

Download the full flyer and order form here.

Tickets will be mailed beginning September 5th.

Train operates rain, snow, or shine, except for acts of God. Tickets are first come, first served. All sales final. No refunds. L&WV RHS and O&W RHS are 501(c)3 organizations.