New. EL expert Larry DeYoung examines the EmpireState operations of the Route of Friendly Service from Buffalo/Hornell to Syracuse, Utica and Suffern. Ride the Southern Tier and its extensive branch line system when the EL ran anything from SD45s to F3s on the head end. Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x.5 in., all color photographs with captions.
Volume 3 on the East End highlights the former DLW main line, Bloomsburg Branch and myriad New Jersey branches. Vividly illustrated in that wonderful time, the route taken is Birmingham thru Scranton down to Hoboken before heading up to Suffern on the 'Erie' side. Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x.5 in., all color photographs with captions.
Go back to the beginnings of the EL when the Erie and Lackawanna joined their fleets of diesels together to form a unified fleet. This varied collection of locomotives was gradually repainted, after being tastefully given an E-L decal, and supplemented by new second-generation ALCos, GEs, and EMDs. All are lavishly illustrated in over 250 color photographs. Contents: Roster, pp. 4-7; Slugs, pg. 8; Low Horsepower Switchers, pp. 9-11; EMD Switchers 1000 hp+, pp. 12-14; ALCo 1000 hp Switchers, pp. 15-16; BLW and Lima Switchers 1000 hp+, pp. 17-18; EMD E8's, pp. 19-29; ALCo-GE PA's, pp. 30-35; ALCo-GE RS2's and RS'3s, pp. 36-43; Baldwin Road Switchers, pp. 44-47; EMD GP7's and GP'9s, pp. 48-55; F-M Road Switchers, pp. 56-62; ALCo Century 424's, pp. 63-66; ALCo Century 425's, pg. 67; General Electric U25B's, pp. 68-71; EMD GP35's, pp. 72-73; EMD Freight F-Units, pp. 74-90; ALCo-GE FA's, pp. 91-93; EMD Passenger F3's, pp. 94-102; Electric MU's, pg. 103; The EL Revisited Hoboken to Hornell and West, pp. 104-128. Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x.5 in., all color photographs with captions.
This volume, the sixth in the series covering the Erie Lackawanna, covers the mid-60s or the best financial period of the roads troubled 15 plus year history. From 1965 to 1969 except for 1967, the EL enjoyed a positive net income. Freight traffic was generally brisk, new motive power gradually superseded the first-generation diesels and the road made substantial progress in reducing its heavy Passenger Service deficit. Contents: The Hudson River Terminal, pp. 5-24; Erie Lackawanna Action on the E Side, pp. 28-57; Erie Lackawanna Action on the L Side, pp. 61-84; Erie Lackawanna After Dark, pp. 86-95; The Great Viaducts, pp. 96-103; Additional Points of Interest (points West), pp. 104-115; Selected Roster Shots, pp. 116-128. Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x.5 in., all color photographs with captions.
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