Railroading as it Once Was: Another Day at Work on the Erie Lackawanna at McCoy Street Yard

McCoy yard

Today the Akron Railroad Club blog launches a new feature that will spotlight photographs made by club member Roger Durfee that present railroading as it once was. Roger thus joins ARRC member Robert Farkas in presenting images of things you can’t see anymore and scenes that have changed over time.

This view was made in 1976 from the Thornton Street bridge in Akron. An Erie Lackawanna RS-3 is working the yard as a switcher rests at the engine house in the background on the left. The EL was folded into Conrail on April 1, 1976, and before long the EL yard was phased out in favor of South Akron Yard of the former Pennsylvania Railroad.

Photograph by Roger Durfee

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One Response to “Railroading as it Once Was: Another Day at Work on the Erie Lackawanna at McCoy Street Yard”

  1. Bob Says:

    Great image. You have everything from the local to the engine house. Thanks for the memories.
    Bob

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