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EL Dining Cars to be Moved from Scranton

February 19, 2022

Two former Erie Lackawanna dining cars are being moved from their current home in Pennsylvania to a new museum in New York.

The cars, which are owned by the Dining Car Society, formerly known as the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, have been based in Scranton for the past 15 years.

They will move to the Port Jervis Transportation History Center in Port Jervis, New York, sometime before the museum celebrates its grand opening over Memorial Day Weekend. 

The collection of dining cars includes, former Lackawanna No. 469 and EL No. 741.

The announcement of the move indicated that Lackawanna No. 470, will remain in Scranton and be transferred to the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad because of its historic ties to that part of Pennsylvania.

The Dining Car Society also has sold 1970s era commuter cars, one to the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society and the other to the Port Jervis museum.

First EL Monday of 2020

January 13, 2020

For our first Erie Lackawanna Monday of 2020 we take a look at two points in time involving EL motive power and get a look at a former EL passenger train.

.In the top image, EL 7091 is westbound in Akron in the late 1960s. Although these look like F7 locomotives, they are really F3 locomotives.

In the middle image, Conrail F7A No. 1884 is in Toledo on Aug. 26, 1977. Notice the black nose door and the Conrail roster number.

This unit was built in July 1949 as Delaware, Lackawanna & Western No. 636A.

In the EL era is received roster number 6361. Conrail gave it the number seen above.

Finally, the bottom image shows EL dining car No. 741 attached to theĀ  westbound Lake Cities in Kent in the late 1960’s.

Photographs by Robert Farkas