Lake Region - Cleveland Division East

Angola, New York

thumbnail Ex-PRR Alco C425 2429 eastbound with a freight at Angola, NY, August 1970. Photo by Ron Kuczynski. (181 K)

Silver Creek, New York

thumbnail Two GP40s and an Alco C425 move a westbound merchandise train under a bright blue sky through Silver Creek in May 1969. The four-track ex-New York Central main line still appears to have all of its mains in place at this time. Photo from the Randy Masales collection. (112 K)

Erie, Pennsylvania

thumbnail A trio of EMDs, led by GP35 2266, pull an eastbound freight past the General Electric locomotive plant on Erie's east side. The Norfolk & Western's ex-Nickel Plate main is to the left, while the GE plant is out sight behind the trees on the right. Photo by Dennis Bydash, October 20, 1973. (98 K)

thumbnail A rare combination of U-boats rolls under the Franklin Ave. bridge and accelerates past the place of their birth on PC's ex-NYC Chicago-New York main on July 8, 1973. PC 6524, a former PRR locomotive, leads PC 6507 (U25C) and an unidentified U33B in this Dennis Bydash photo. (100 K)

thumbnail PC 9641, an Alco S2 switcher built in 1950 as NYC 8566, idles on the house track at the former PRR Erie roundhouse at OD Yard. It was rare to see Alco yard switchers as far west as Erie on the PC system by the time this photo was taken, July 14, 1974. Photo by Dennis Bydash. (63 K)

thumbnail A trio of U33Bs pull out of Erie Union Station to pick up a train from the ex-PRR OD Yard. (The locomotives are moving away from the photographer.) Photo by Dennis Bydash, May 22, 1977. (107 K)

thumbnail Early on the evening of October 16, 1975, PC U30B 2885 leads GP38 8057, SD45 6124, and GP38 8032 westbound through Erie Union Station with a 36-car TV train. PC 2885 was built as NYC 2885 (bld# 36436) in 1967. Photo by Dennis Bydash. (93 K)

thumbnail After making a crew change, a westbound 100-car freight rounds the curve at Cascade Street as it pulls out of Erie. The building behind the train is the Riley Stoker plant. Photo by Dennis Bydash. (108 K)

thumbnail U30B 2879 leads a short dimension train of high-and-wide loads westbound on the ex-NYC mainline past National Forge's Erie plant at Greengarden Blvd., Erie, PA. Today, the plant is known as Erie Forge & Steel, although it was closed in late 2001. This photo was taken on July 14, 1974 by Dennis Bydash. (136 K)







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