EL Passenger Service Ended 45 Years Ago


Although the Erie Lackawanna’s Lake Cities was discontinued 45 years ago today, thankfully through this photograph we can still relive a moment in its and Akron’s history.

It is a warm morning in the late 1960s, and the westbound The Lake Cities is approaching EL’s Akron passenger station while Baltimore & Ohio’s westbound Diplomat is awaiting its coming departure from Akron Union Depot.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “EL Passenger Service Ended 45 Years Ago”

  1. Michael Mayher Says:

    Great Photo, thanks! BTW, Does anyone have any photos, with or without trains, on the Brandywine Trestle, which was torn down prior to construction of I-271, please?

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