Railroading as It Once Was: Getting a Roll by From Operator Laird at RU Tower in Sterling

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In August 1977 Conrail was still running a handful of trains on the former Erie Lackawanna west of Akron. Still wearing its Reading Lines colors but patched for “CR,” this eastbound freighter is passing RU tower in Sterling and getting a roll by from operator Charlie Laird. There is a slow order over the Chessie diamonds just ahead. The tower and the former EL were removed many years ago.

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

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One Response to “Railroading as It Once Was: Getting a Roll by From Operator Laird at RU Tower in Sterling”

  1. Bob Says:

    Another first-class image. The last time I saw Sterling tower, it was a small pile of smoking rubble.
    Bob

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