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Smithboro, New York was busy with trains in both directions. This eastbound shows the traditional blocking of perishables close to the power. This simplified communication when reefers were re-iced en-route. At destination, it also expedited switching, to follow the instruction; "spot on arrival."

Photographed by Ken Patton, June, 1965.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, September 21, 2021.
Railroad: Erie Lackawanna.

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What a great pair of photos! The matched trio of U25Bs, some 9 months old, feature the livery with maroon lettering above the maroon stripe. By the early '70s, the Erie Lackawanna lettering would be centered in the maroon strip in yellow. And of course, the U-boats would be broken up to mate with Alcos and EMDs, including cab units. Per a 1971 employee timetable, the EL operated 30 daily scheduled symbol freights on the Southern Tier at Smithboro, and the parallel LV Auburn branch added another 6 to 8 daily LV and D&H freights. And then along came Conrail starting the downward slide of the Tier. Great post - brings back fond memories!

Posted by John Barlow on 2021-09-22 09:18:45

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