About the Wyoming Valley Railroad:
There is a valley in northeastern Pennsylvania called the Wyoming Valley, and the city of Wilkes-Barre lies within it heart.
The Lehigh Valley railroad (LVRR) ran from Jersey City, New Jersey to Buffalo, New York. Along its route, the LVRR passed through the city of Wilkes-Barre and had a significant classification yard near Pittston, Pennsylvania, located approximately ten miles from Wilkes-Barre.
So, what is the Wyoming Valley all about? In its heyday, Wilkes-Barre was famous for anthracite coal mining. In addition, Wilkes-Barre hosted a couple breweries, including one called Stegmaier Brewery. If that wasn't enough, there was also a railroad related industry, Vulcan, which produced locomotives. All of these industries, and more, will be represented on the Wyoming Valley model railroad (WVRR).
The WVRR has one terminus in a fictitious town called West Coalton. It travels through the towns of the Heights and Wilkes-Barre before terminating in the staging yard underneith West Coalton.