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Railroading as it Once Was: Erie Lackawanna Winter View in Scranton Felt Like a Railroad

Even on a dull day a fresh-painted Erie Lackawanna unit stood out. This is Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the winter of 1975. Typical of a locomotive service area back then, oil and sand were all over. 72 more words

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Railroading as It Once Was: Legit Tagging

Here is some legit tagging from May 1978. In 1975 Clipper Express let the West Town Community Youth Art Center of Chicago paint one of its TOFC trailers. 30 more words

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Still Flying the Flag 56 Years Later

There is something comforting about seeing a relic of the long ago past even if it is just a rusty hulk of its former self. I have had a lifelong interest in history so finding such relics is a way to see and almost touch something that I never was able to experience in its prime. 177 more words

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Railroading as It Once Was: Crossing Over at South Street in Akron in Early Conrail Days

Taken 40 years ago in late November 1976, Conrail train TV 77 heads west through Akron. The lead truck on the 3601 has just entered the South Street TBS crossovers that were used to route trains off the former Erie Lackawanna and onto the former Penn Central for a run to Orrville and a connection with the Fort Wayne Line. 37 more words

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Once an Occasional Sight at Wilbeth Road

Been to the Wilbeth Road footbridge in Akron recently? Then you didn’t see this. Rock Island 244 leads three Rock Island GE U-Boats east on the Erie Lackawanna. 26 more words

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Railroading as It Once Was: Getting a Roll by From Operator Laird at RU Tower in Sterling

In August 1977 Conrail was still running a handful of trains on the former Erie Lackawanna west of Akron. Still wearing its Reading Lines colors but patched for “CR,” this eastbound freighter is passing RU tower in Sterling and getting a roll by from operator Charlie Laird. 28 more words

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Hidden Gems at Akron Union Depot

Here are some more hidden gems from the past in Akron.

While the two wider images show detail of the Akron Union Depot somewhere between 1967 and 1970, the two close-up crops show hidden gems in the original images. 111 more words

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