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Date: 01/12/21 17:42
A Southern GP35 and it's second life
Author: EL833

If you would have told me back in February 1977 that I'd run across Southern GP35 #2671 in Akron again in 1992, but as a Wheeling and Lake Erie unit, I might have looked at you funny. The all GP35 set from '77 was on the former Erie Lackawanna, Conrail by then. They had pushed a stalled train ahead and are shown about ready to couple back onto their train. Fast forward to August 19th, 1992 and the 2671 is back in Akron, Ohio but on a different railroad and a different owner. The slide says local train CAA-3, not sure if that's correct or not. It's westbound on the former AC&Y turned W&LE, and in a couple of miles will pass under the old EL right of way where she ran so many years earlier. The 2671 would eventually get scrapped at LTEX.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH






Date: 01/12/21 19:04
Re: A Southern GP35 and it's second life
Author: RayH

Familiar looking lashup with the Southern and MoPac units. Those might be the same 2 units I caught in Croxton in early 1977 on NY-74!



Date: 01/12/21 19:44
Re: A Southern GP35 and it's second life
Author: perklocal

That's cool Roger !  Looks like Deja Vu all over again.



Date: 01/13/21 07:48
Re: A Southern GP35 and it's second life
Author: MEKoch

Interesting that W&LE scrapped some GP-35s, but others are running every day on the local in Medina, OH



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