Posts Tagged ‘Erie Lackawanna in Kent Ohio’

EL Monday: The Lake Cities in Kent

August 8, 2022

It’s 1967 or 1968 in Kent and the Erie Lackawanna’s westbound morning Lake Cities is at the station. It was scheduled through Northeast Ohio in the morning hours after its overnight journey from Hoboken, New Jersey. Therefore, there are far more images of the westbound No. 5 than eastbound No. 6, which reached Akron and Kent in the evening.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: One Day in the Kent Yard

April 4, 2022

It is the late 1960s in Kent. An eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight is leaving the Kent Yard. The lash-up of motive power is an EMD F3A, Alco FB, Alco FB, EMD F3A and an Alco RS3. Today all that is left of this scene is one track ending in Ravenna.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Finding Something Special

March 14, 2022

Even in the winter of 1967/1968, Mike Ondecker and I knew this was special. As far as we knew at this time, Erie Lackawanna No. 7254 was the EL’s last operating Alco FA. It is shown here on the point of an amazing lash-up that includes an Alco FA, Alco RS3, EMD F3B and an EMD F3A. This train is heading eastbound in Kent. I’m thankful to have this memory.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

EL Monday: Alco, EMD and GE in Kent

January 31, 2022

You can’t see all of the locomotives on this westbound Erie Lackawanna train in Kent. But the photographer’s notes show the train is powered by the 1052, an Alco RS3. Also in the consist are an EMD F3B, EMD F3A and a GE U25B. The image was made in the late 1960s. In the cut below are the Baltimore & Ohio tracks that today are the CSX New Castle Subdivision.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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