EL Monday: One Day on the Erie Western in Indiana

The Erie Western was a short-lived short line railroad that used former Erie Lackawanna tracks in western Ohio and northern Indiana that Conrail didn’t want. The carrier struggled to build an adequate traffic base and eventually discontinued operations with much, but not all, of the theex-EL track abandoned.

In the photograph above, EW Nos. 203 and 207, both Alco C420 locomotives, sit in Huntington, Indiana, in April 1978.

Both units were built for the Long Island Railroad in 1963 and 1964 respectively.

No. 207 would go on to work for the Green Bay & Western.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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