EL Erie Lackawanna information?

BoxcabE50 May 29, 2008

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When the Erie and the DL&W merged, that resulting company was named Erie Lackawanna RAILROAD. At some later time, it was re-named Erie Lackawanna RAILWAY. Does anyone have a date? And a reason why?

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  2. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    Kenny,
    I'll check my books,but I seem to recall the "rename of railway" was after N&W pulled out.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ah- I'd forgotten about the N&W. Please post up what you find!

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  4. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member

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    Couldn't find anything in my books,yet. Over the weekend,I'll talk to some EL guys & get you an answer.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK. It's one of those things which gets the curiousity going....

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  6. EL03440

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    Close as I can remember, the name was changed to Railway after 1972 when the EL declared bankruptsey and the N&W pulled out.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    It must have happened slightly earlier. Looking through my paperwork collection, I find numerous examples of stationery with dates of 1970 and 1969, which show "Railway."

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  8. Don Rickle

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    The EL Railroad became the Erie Lackawanna Railway in 1968 to reflect the N&W Dereco acquisition.
     
  9. Chris333

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