Making Lemonade in Marion


It was a “lemon” kind of day in Marion on Saturday with the dreary weather and the one remaining Norfolk Southern heritage unit that I needed nose into the train. And there were people everywhere as the Conrail Historical Society was holding a day-long Rail-B-Q.

What to do, what to do . . .

How does the saying go? When you are given lemons, make lemonade!

This won’t go down in the Durf Photo Hall of Fame by any stretch, but at least there was an “Erie” unit in Marion on this day, even if it was on the ex-Pennsylvania Railroad.

I’m looking down from the steps of the restored ex-Erie AC tower and over the roof of the preserved Erie Lackawanna caboose, which were fitting photo props for even a mediocre photo such as this one.

In reality, this could complete my photographing of all the H units in the wild, except I don’t count it as a “bag” until I catch them leading.

This is “one that got away”  . . . at least on this day.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

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