EL Monday: With a Little Help From the D&H

It’s sometime in the late 1960s or maybe early 1970s in Akron.

Four Delaware & Hudson locomotives have teamed up to lead an eastbound manifest freight on the Erie Lackawanna and the train is approaching McCoy Street Yard at Voris Street.

In sequence the D&H units are an Alco C-628, GE U33C, Alco C-628, and and Alco C-628.

D&H motive power on the EL was not uncommon in this era as both were part of the holding company known as Dereco, a term that was short hand for the various railroads in the ownership group: D&H, EL, Reading and Jersey Central.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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