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Railroading as it Once Was: EL and PC Soulmates

Here is another one from an October 1976 visit that I made to Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Erie Lackawanna units are no strangers to this former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western shop, but that Penn Central (ex New York Central) GP35 is there courtesy of the Conrail merger a few months earlier. 24 more words

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Railroading as it Once Was: Waiting in the Weeds in Scranton to be Rescued, Sold or Scrapped

An October 1976 trip to Scranton, Pennsylvania, yielded this photo of some stored former Erie Lackawanna F units.

Although the new Conrail was only a few months old, many former EL units had already been renumbered. 77 more words

Roger Durfee Photographs

Paying Respects to Knight Cold Storage

Now that the Knight Cold Storage, etc., building is demolished, I thought I’d pay my respects by sending a photo from 44 years ago. Erie Lackawanna No. 14 more words

Railfanning News And Features

Where ex-EL 2461 is Today

The article you posted of the image made by Roger Durfee showing Erie Lackawanna No. 2461 at Binghamton, New York, in 1975, was interesting.  I thought you might like to see the engine now for comparison. 30 more words

Railfanning News And Features

Railroading as it Once Was: Just Another Day on the Erie Lackawanna in Binghamton, New York

It’s just another day at the office for this Erie Lackawanna crew member as he rides the power back to his train in Binghamton, New York. 128 more words

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Railroading as it Once Was: Former E Units of the EL Kept A Clean Face Until the End of Service

Even towards the end of its corporate existence the Erie Lackawanna tried to keep up a good image.

Case in point is this set of tired E units getting pushed through the wash rack at Marion in 1975. 83 more words

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Railroading as it Once Was: Some Strange Bedfellows Showed up in Early Conrail Days

There were some strange bedfellows in Conrail’s first year or two as the newly merged railroad was leasing anything it could beg, borrow, or even steal for a day or two. 82 more words

Roger Durfee Photographs