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Cars that excited me when I was a kid

When I was a kid in Houston racing down to the tracks to watch an ATSF, BN, SP, Rock Island, MP and MKT freight train roll by, “foreign” cars sometimes really sparked my imagination.  362 more words

Some EL Color in Kent

Thankfully, I have some Erie Lackawanna photographs that I made in color although many of them are roster photos. Here is one of my favorite EL slides. 21 more words

Erie Lackawanna

Leaving the Kent Yard

An Erie Lackawanna Alco FA and Alco RS-3 are eastbound leaving the EL Kent yard in the late 1960s. This photo is from the north side of the tracks and not the more commonly photographed south side. 13 more words

Robert Farkas Photography

Another Early Conrail Memory

The early years of Conrail were most interesting and colorful as locomotives wearing predecessor railroads were mixed and matched in train consists.

For a time, some units wore continued to wear their former colors with Conrail markings. 28 more words

Robert Farkas Photography

More Former Erie Passenger Stations

In June I did a series on Erie Railroad mainline stations from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Port Jervis, New York. Here are some other stations on some lesser known Erie/Erie Lackawanna branches. 256 more words

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Searching for Ghosts of the Erie in Sterling

I can’t help but be reminded of the late Richard Jacobs when I am in or think about Sterling.

It was the last place I saw Jake alive and during the final years of his life he often hung out at Sterling and photographed CSX operations on the New Castle Subdivision. 840 more words

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Walthers GP35 First Look

I’ve been busy finishing my basement in order to facilitate the construction of the rest of the layout. Despite the fact that my workbench and paint booth are of temporarily commission I tend to keep an eye on rolling stock and locomotive releases that will fit the  layout’s theme. 465 more words

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