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What We've Lost over Time on the EL in Kent

Sometimes when a railroad becomes a fallen flag, much of the rails and other infrastructure disappear and only memories are left. Compare this view of the Erie Lackawanna trackage in Kent in the late 1960s with what the Wheeling & Lake Erie operates now. 26 more words

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Help Solve the Mystery of This Train's Location

Here is an Erie Lackawanna F3A, F7A, and BLW DS44-1000 taken in an unknown location most likely from 1967-1970. It is on a two-track line, quite possibly the main line. 18 more words

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Railroading as It Once Was: Just Another Day at RU Tower in Sterling on the Erie Lackawanna

It’s just another normal hot August 1975 afternoon in Sterling. The Erie Lackawanna was doing its normal thing, too, as this eastbound train blasts past RU tower making a run for Wadsworth hill. 21 more words

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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

Roger Durfee Photographs