As New in As New jacket. First edition/first printing. 128 pp. with full color photographs and text throughout. The volume presents the history and evolvement of the merger between the Erie Railroad and the Lackawanna Railroad in the 1950's and 1960's, plus more.
New. Follow the travails of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna Western as they merge into the Erie Lackawanna in 1960 through the eyes (and camera) of a Lackawanna official. Since this was basically an 'East End' merger. The territory covered by this book is the east end of the E-L. Also it is organized chronologically beginning in the early 1950s and ending in the mid-1970s before Conrail. The personal anecdotes and opinions of author Canfield make this a delightful story. Contents: EL: The Reluctant Road to Merger, pp. 4-39; Merger Misery: The First Years, pp. 40-75; Renaissance: Bill White to the Rescue, pp. 76-81; The Phoebe Snow, pp. 82-85; A Detailed Look at Some EL Points of Interest, pp. 86-94; Blessed (') With Branch Lines in the N. Y. Metropolitan Area, pp. 95-103; A Change in Motive Power Policy, pp. 104-107; The Lingering Death of Long-Haul Passenger Service, pp. 108-113; The Delaware Division Revisited, pp. 114-118; Action on the Swale, pp. 119-123; Some Random E-L Memories, pp. 124-128. Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x.5 in., all color photographs with captions.
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