Railroading as it Once Was: Erie Lackawanna Winter View in Scranton Felt Like a Railroad

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Even on a dull day a fresh-painted Erie Lackawanna unit stood out. This is Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the winter of 1975. Typical of a locomotive service area back then, oil and sand were all over. White snow didn’t stay white very long. Goodies abound with not only the shiny Geep but other GP-7s, an Alco C-425, and transfer caboose T-14. Places like this just reeked railroad with the sights, sounds, and smells of an everyday working railroad. I feel blessed to have been able to visit places like this on the EL back then, to experience the “real deal.”

Article and Photograph by Roger Durfee

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One Response to “Railroading as it Once Was: Erie Lackawanna Winter View in Scranton Felt Like a Railroad”

  1. Jonathan Caswell Says:

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    BR-R-R-R-R-R! I REMEMBER DAYS LIKE THIS! GOOD TO SEE THE OLD GIRL LOOKS GOOD FOR HER AGE!

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