Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

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Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

Post by Notch 8 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:38 pm

To know what the Erie was and to see the remains today makes hard to understand how it could happen that a railroad folds up and pulls the plug
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Re: Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

Post by D.L. » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:39 pm

:?: Who took these pix, they are great!

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Post by Wayne Gest » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:46 pm

Hurricane Agnes in 1972 that caused the bankruptcy, too many routes from the east to Chicago, a bad decline in maintenance, a lack of plant modernization, made it an easy choice. If only it could have hung on for a few years, it would have made a great intermodal route. I don't know if the long discussed Santa Fe purchase was ever a real thing or a pipe dream, that would have been something that would have made it a super route, but it didn't happen. Had it lasted into Conrail and continued to be a route, I imagine L. Stanley Crane would have changed that with one inspection train trip.

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Post by rrnut282 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:02 pm

There is a book titled "When the Railroad Leaves Town" and it describes the stagnation (and loss) that grips the location. Ohio City could be Exhibit "A".
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Re: Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:51 pm

D.L. wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:39 pm
:?: Who took these pix, they are great!
John Bjorklund

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Re: Erie Lackawanna Ohio City Ohio

Post by D.L. » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:27 pm

:D Thanks, he's a great photographer.

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