Posts Tagged ‘Erie Lackawanna in Kent Ohio’

EL Monday: An E8A in Kent

January 10, 2022

I’ve long thought my favorite E8As are Southern Railway E8As. The Erie Lackawanna had my second favorite E8As. EL 830 is getting fueled as it stops at the EL passenger station in Kent in the late 1960s. Soon, it and the Lake Cities will be westbound for Chicago. The man seen on the left is Mike Ondecker and the worker is unidentified.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: We Found This in Kent

December 13, 2021

It’s a March day in 1973 in Kent. Mike Ondecker and I caught Erie Lackawanna F7A No. 7124 on the point of an eastbound mixed freight going through the yard. The engine was built by EMD for the Erie Railroad in December 1951 and initially had roster number 712D.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Coming and Going in Kent

December 6, 2021

That’s quite a motive power consist pulling this eastbound train through Kent on April 6, 1968. Here is a coming and going view. In the bottom image is the photographer’s 1967 Volkwagon that he reports he, John Woodard and Mike Ondecker had some great trips in that car.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Passing Trains in Kent

August 9, 2021

EL F3A No. 8044 and its train are being passed by a westbound in Erie Lackawanna’s Kent Yard in the late 1960s/early 1970s during the winter months. A third train on the far track has a mixture of intermodal and manifest freight during a time long before anyone had ever heard of precision scheduled railroading.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Back to July 1972 in Kent

August 2, 2021

The wayback machine is set for 1972 in Kent. We see SD45 No. 3610 on a westbound on July 22, 1972. The unit was built for the EL in June 1967 and would later spend time on the Conrail roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: F3 and an F7

July 26, 2021

An F3A, F3B, F7B set of Erie Lackawanna F units is westbound in Kent in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The train also has an EL boxcar right behind the power. That tie at the end of the stub track on the left might not stop a unit but it will knock it off the rails.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Last of the F3Bs

July 5, 2021

Erie Lackawanna Nos. 2524, 7082, 6212, 7062, and 6362 are eastbound in Kent on July 22, 1972. EL 7082, 6212, and 7062 are the last operating EL F3Bs.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: The Lake Cities in Kent

June 28, 2021

Erie Lackawanna E8A No. 815 is on the point of the Lake Cities in Kent on a winter morning in the late 1960s. By now this was the last intercity passenger train left on the EL although the railroad had commuter trains in Cleveland and the New York City region.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Intermodal in Kent

May 17, 2021

As pair of Erie Lackawanna SD45s, Nos. 3608 and 3607, are on the point of an eastbound TOFC in Kent in the late 1960s. It is passing the passenger station and about to cross Main Street.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Notice the Windshield

May 10, 2021

Erie Lackawanna GE U25B No. 2510 sports a one-piece windshield as it leads an eastbound train through Kent in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Photograph by Robert Farkas