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From Lenape Lechauwa-hannek : "the river that forks".


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  1. the Lackawanna River in Pennsylvania, USA, a tributary of the Susquehanna River.
  2. A city in Erie County, New York, United States, named after the Lackawanna Steel Company.
  3. (rail transport) a short name for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, which was merged into the Erie Lackawanna Railroad in 1960.
    • 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 24:
      A pioneer 4-8-4 operator, Lackawanna introduced a 77-inch-drivered Pocono (as DL&W dubbed it) in 1927 for passenger service, was soon buying a 70-inch version for Hoboken-Buffalo freight runs, finally achieved a 74-inch dual-purpose machine.

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