Railroading as it Once Was: Finding a Pure Erie Lackawanna Power Set Passing Warwick Tower

EL at Warwick

Right from the get go Conrail started routing trains off the former Erie Lackawanna main, using a connection built between the Penn Central and EL in Akron to access the former PC Ft Wayne Line in Orrville using the Cleveland-Akron-Columbus between the two.

As power was being mixed up real fast, one of my early goals was to catch a set of EL power passing the Penn Central tower at Warwick (Clinton) along that CA&C route.

I figured that would show the merger as good as anything.

Anyway, after several tries and trains in the first couple weeks of April 1976 I got lucky and caught a pure set of EL power passing the former PC tower. Mission accomplished.

Today the tower still stands and is used by CSX signal people, but the track the train is on is long gone. Photograph scanned from a Kodacolor negative.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

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One Response to “Railroading as it Once Was: Finding a Pure Erie Lackawanna Power Set Passing Warwick Tower”

  1. Bob Says:

    Another first-class memory. Thanks for reminding about one of Warwick’s best times.
    Bob

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