It was a busy day on the west side of the EL yard/shops in Marion -- just a few weeks before Conrail.
EL 8051 and an F3B power up in (I believe) Findlay, OH.
EL had stored these F's prior to the Conrail merger in Scranton. CR would reactivate this unit as their 1888 between 1976 and 1978 when it was again retired and scrapped. I believe the 7104 was ac... (more)
In 1958 Athern introduced an HO gauge flat car that included a scale cabin cruiser for uses as a boat load. Eight years later I discovered an exact duplicate of the Athern boat and flat car model... (more)
Note off-center spacing, where 'Erie' has been applied to left of the (centered) 'Lackawanna'; MU behind has only 'Erie' on the letterboard!
Old and new commuter equipment
This EL slug began life as Erie #1150 in April of 1951 where it was a class MFSB-15A. Interestingly it was delivered after 1151-1161, which came the year before. In July of 1965, it was rebuilt i... (more)