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Date: 06/22/22 11:44
EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: gcm

March 76
A little over six years from their last passenger assignment, these four E8 units were moving from the service area to the far west end of the Erie Lackawanna yards in Marion,Oh where they would take a train west.
831 was the only unit of the four that was built for the Erie - in 1951.
The last three engines (810,814,809) all ran on the Lackawanna - built in 1951.
810 was one of the two E8 demonstrator engines used on the Lackawanna ( it also smoked like an Alco).

Gary








Date: 06/22/22 11:45
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: gcm

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Date: 06/22/22 11:45
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: gcm

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Date: 06/22/22 11:53
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: refarkas

Super set - What a great way to remember the EL!
Bob



Date: 06/22/22 11:55
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: train1275

Great scenes of the last days of the Erie Lackawanna !



Date: 06/22/22 12:05
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: ns2557

Bet they sounder real good leaving with that freight too! Nice shots , Ben



Date: 06/22/22 13:30
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: Roadmaster

Thank you posting these photos, Gary.  Is the upper headlight housing plated over on the 809?

Matthew Dittert



Date: 06/22/22 14:42
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: RuleG

The 831 looked in very good shape when you took those photos.

Thanks for sharing!



Date: 06/22/22 16:49
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: santafe199

Good stuff, Gary! I think EL's E-units had a very graceful look...

Lance/199



Date: 06/22/22 21:54
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: GN599

Wow these are great! Just goes to show what a class act the EL was right up to the last days of their existence. 20+ year old E units looking pretty decent  even during hard, sad times. More importantly, I'd bet the head end crew won't be hearing any alarm bells ringing on their trip!



Date: 06/22/22 22:58
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: krm152

An outstanding series.  Good coverage of all four units in the set.
Thanks for your super photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 06/23/22 05:24
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: Notch76

GN599 Wrote:
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> Wow these are great! Just goes to show what a
> class act the EL was right up to the last days of
> their existence. 20+ year old E units looking
> pretty decent  even during hard, sad times. More
> importantly, I'd bet the head end crew won't be
> hearing any alarm bells ringing on their trip!


Great shots

Posted from iPhone



Date: 06/23/22 08:31
Re: EL E8 units on the move in Marion
Author: aehouse

EL 809 was the former DL&W 820. 

Pre-merger, the Lackawanna's E units were numbered 810-820, and the Erie's were numbered 820-833. With two 820s, one had to be renumbered, and the Lackawanna unit got the nod, becoming EL 809.

Art House



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