Posts Tagged ‘Delaware & Hudson locomotives’

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

March 15, 2021

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

EL Monday: Eastbound in Akron

January 18, 2021

There is some variety in this intermodal train on the Erie Lackawanna that is running eastbound through Akron on Sept. 4, 1972. The motive power consist includes EL 3640, 3668, 2562 along with Delaware & Hudson No. 602.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: The EL and D&H

August 17, 2020

For a while motive power of the Delaware & Hudson could be seen rolling through Akron on the Erie Lackawanna.

That was because both were part of Dereco, a creation of the Norfolk & Western to hold the D&H and EL but at arm’s length.

In the photograph above, EL E8A No. 832 and D&H Alco C628 have teamed up to wheel an eastbound freight through Akron in the early 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Swimming With Some ‘Sharks’

January 15, 2020

That was great news that the owner of Baldwin’s last two sharks says he will have them donated to a museum at his death. Here are a couple of shark photos.

In the top image it is late 1968 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, where five ex-New York Central sharks plus several Baldwin switchers can be seen in the Monongahela engine facility.

The two units on the left, Nos. 1216 and 1205, are the survivors now being stored in Michigan.

In the bottom photograph it is June 13, 1977, and Delaware & Hudson Nos. 1205 and 1216 (the two survivors) are rounding a curve in Whitehall, New York.

Article and Photographs by Robert Farkas

Rare Sighting

December 21, 2019

Delaware & Hudson RS-36 No. 5020 leads a quartet of four axle Alco locomotives eastbound past the Erie Lackawanna passenger station in Akron in the late 1960s. I have been told this is a rare photo because the D&H usually only used six axle ALCO’s on the EL.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas