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Date: 11/30/19 14:44
One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: EL833

I'll admit to being a "little" biased, but switchers in full Erie Lackawanna dress were some of the sharpest shifters around during the 70s. Akron, Ohio, August 1976, Conrail but untouched.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH




Date: 11/30/19 16:40
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: refarkas

Great memory. If they only knew how this location would look in 2019!
Bob



Date: 11/30/19 16:40
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: gcm

I agree, EL paint was impressive.
Nice shot.
Gary



Date: 11/30/19 17:21
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: train1275

Anything EL is a winner ! Sure do miss it.

The guys I knew (ex DL&W) seemed to refer to these as "bob-tails" or just plain switch engines. The Lehigh Valley guys referred to them as pups.

Many times you could tell where a "rail" was from by his terminaology and heaven forbid you used the wrong phrase or terminology with the wrong bunch of guys !

Keep those EL images coming !
 



Date: 11/30/19 18:49
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: krm152

Sharp paint scheme probably belies deferred maintenance.
Three axles with roller bearings and one with regular (friction) bearings.
Thanks for the interesting photo post.
ALLEN
 



Date: 11/30/19 19:30
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: ns2557

Growing up along the Pennsy/PC/CR, Ialways called them shifters. Still recall the first time I was away from home and called them shifters and they looked at me like I was out of my mind. Haven't heard that term in many years. Ben



Date: 12/01/19 03:03
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: Roadjob

Biased right along with you old buddy! One of the classiest paint schemes ever applied to a diesel. They look even better now compared to the boring mess in the east these days.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Date: 12/01/19 10:41
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: perklocal

This is where the 413 ended up. Shot taken at South Hamburg ,PA. on 8/25/84. BM&R's first locomotive.




Date: 12/01/19 14:32
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: EL833

Thanks Rod- does the 413 still exist over there or has it been scrapped ?

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 12/01/19 14:56
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: LV95032

Yup - pups on the Lehigh Valley :-)

train1275 Wrote:
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> Anything EL is a winner ! Sure do miss it.
>
> The guys I knew (ex DL&W) seemed to refer to these
> as "bob-tails" or just plain switch engines. The
> Lehigh Valley guys referred to them as pups.
>
> Many times you could tell where a "rail" was from
> by his terminaology and heaven forbid you used the
> wrong phrase or terminology with the wrong bunch
> of guys !
>
> Keep those EL images coming !
>  



Date: 12/01/19 17:17
Re: One pretty pup, EL 413
Author: RBMN-ENGR

EL833 Wrote:
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> Thanks Rod- does the 413 still exist over there or
> has it been scrapped ?

413, later R&N 1000, was scrapped at Pittston a few years ago. As the BM&R's first locomotive, it would have been nice to save it. Oh well.

Chris Bost
Hamburg, PA



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