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

EL units

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.

The local train buffs were all over that set of Es that had come in earlier on PB100 as it was pretty rare for sets of those to make it that far east by 1975.

The 810, a former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western unit, was only a few hundred feet from the home rails it used to haul the likes of the Phoebe Snow on.

The C-425 and the two U-25-Bs were bought new by the EL in the early ‘60s.

Conspicuously absent are things like ditch lights on the Alco and a green high visibility vest on the trainman. Sometimes change is in the small details.

The 2461 is still with us today as Delaware-Lackawanna 2461. Photo scanned from a Kodacolor print negative.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

 

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