Posts Tagged ‘NW2 switchers’

EL Monday: Doing What it Does

September 26, 2022

It is July 2, 1976, in Akron and thus only a few months into the Conrail era. Former Erie Lackawanna NW2 No. 410 is doing what it does best. Conrail would later renumber the switcher No. 9217. It was built for the Erie Railroad in January 1948. Note that No. 410 is switching an EL gondola.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Night Switcher

March 17, 2021

The photographer’s memory is that he had help from Paul Woodring in making this image of Conrail NW2 No. 9187 in Massilon on March 5, 1983. The switcher was built in October 1948 for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The unit was later sold to the Pennsylvania Northeast Railroad Authority and rebuilt as an NW2R.

Photograph by Robert Farkas