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Here will be covered the senior partner in the 1960 Erie Lackawanna merger, the Erie Railroad as it operated in its final years before merger with rival Lackawanna. Commuter trains, through line passenger trains, local and through freight services will all be covered as will the road's diesel power, operational set up,etc. Train No.1, The Erie Limited is now ready for passenger boarding at Track 15, Hoboken Terminal for Paterson,Ridgewood,Waldwick,Allendale,Ramsey,Mahwah,Suffern,Harriman,Monroe,Middletown,Otisville,Port Jervis,Shohola,Lackawaxan,Lordville,Deposit,Susquehanna,
Binghamton,Endicott,Waverly,Elmira,Corning,Addison,Hornell,
Wellsville, Friendship,Cuba,Olean,Salamanca,Randolph,Falconer,Jamestown,
Corry,Meadville,Sharon,Youngstown,Ravenna,Kent,Marion,Decatur, Huntington,Monterrey,Rochester,North Judson, Hammond, and Chicago.

1956 Profile of the Erie Railroad







Track Mileage:







1st Main Track, 2014.64







Add.Main Track, 1015.89







Yd Tracks/Sidings,1542.55







Total all tracks 4574.08 miles







Controlled thru Stock ownership; 41.21







Not controlled .13







Operated under contract, 9.92







Trackage Rights otherRRs: 610.08







total miles of road operated: 5234.42







Restricted trackage rights 160.88







owned,but not operated,leased







to others: .10







Grand Total, 5395.40 mileS







LOCOMOTIVES







Diesel Freight 149







Diesel Passenger 28







Dual Service 52







Switching 152







Total locomotives: 352







FREIGHT CARS







Boxcars 10489







Gondolas and Hoppers, 9517







Flat, 458







Stock, 63







Caboose 263







Total freight cars: 20960







PASSENGER CARS







Coaches, 333







combination coach 11







dining-parlor 4







sleeping cars 18







dining cars 9







baggage-mail 15







baggage-express 30







Express 52







Milk Cars 94







Rider Cars 2







Total Passenger Cars: 572







MARINE EQUIPMENT







Ferryboats 4







Diesel tugboats 11







covered barges 101







open barges 63







car floats 26







steam hoists 2







total Marine Equipment: 207







COMPANY SERVICE EQUIPMENT







Official 5







Ballast 1







Camp 110







Cinder 5







Gravel dump 13







Material and Supply 316







Tool,derrick,hoist 216







Other Company Service 87







Total company Service: 743







PRESIDENTS OF THE ERIE RAILROAD







1.Eleazer Lord, 1833-1835







2.James G. King,1835-1839







3.Eleazer Lord, 1839-1841







4.James Bowen, 1841-1842







5.William Maxwell,1842-1843







6.Horatio Allen, 1843-1844







7.Eleazer Lord,1844-1845







8.James Hooper,1845







9.Benjamin Loder,1845-1853







10.Homer Ramsdell,1853-1857







11.Charles Moran,1857-1859







12.Samuel Marsh, 1859-1861







13.Nathaniel Marsh,1861-1864







14.Samuel Marsh,1864







15.Robert H. Berdell, 1864-1867







16.John S. Eldridge, 1867-1868







17.Jay Gould, 1868-1872







18.John A. Dix,1872







19.Peter A. Watson,1872-1874







20.Hugh J. Jewett,1874-1884







21/John King,1884-1894







22.Eben B. Thomas,1894-1901







23.Frederick D. Underwood,1901-1927







24.John J. Bernet,1927-1929







25.Charles E. Denny,1929-1939







26.Robert E. Woodruff,1941-1949







27.Paul W. Johnston,1949-1956







28. Harry W. Von Willer, 1956-1960, became president of the







Erie Lackawanna upon its inception. He was the last president of the Erie Railroad. The Erie Railroad was born in December 1831, when a convention was held in Owego,NY to discuss the need for improved transportation. On April 24,1832, the New York and Erie Railroad Company was incorporated. Construction was begun in 1835 and in 1851, the Erie had reached from Piermont on Hudson to Dunkirk,NY, making it the first railroad exceeding 400 miles in length, and that was only the beginning.







PARTIAL FAMILY TREE OF THE ERIE RAILROAD







The following are some of the more than 150 companies that went into making up the Erie Railroad Company:







1.New York and Erie Railroad (original company)







2.Buffalo,New York and Erie







3.Ramapo and Paterson







4.New York and New Jersey







5.Greenwood Lake Railway







6.Atlantic and Great Western







7.Chicago and Erie Railroad







8.Buffalo and Southwestern







9.Columbus and Erie







10.Franklin and Warren







11.Erie and New York City Railroad







12.Meadville Railroad







13.Mahoning Railroad







OPERATING DEPARTMENT ALIGNMENT







A.Western District (H.Q. Youngstown,Ohio)







Marion Divison, 269.5 miles







Kent Division, 202.5 miles







Mahoning Division, 370.7 miles







Allegany-Meadville Division, 435.6 miles







Total Western District: 1278.3 miles







B.Eastern District







1.Buffalo-Rochester Division, 240.1 miles







2.Susquehanna Division 611.1 miles







3.Wyoming Division 77.2 miles







4.New York Division 327.6 miles







Total Eastern District 1256.0 miles







Total Erie Railroad: 2534.3 route miles







DIESEL ROSTER- This is divided into two parts, excluding the switchers. Part 1. Road Locomotives, 4 units each, except F3 passenger diesels, 3 units each.







EMD FT 5400 hp 700a-d-706a-d







EMD F3 6000 hp 707a-d-714a-d







EMD F7 6000 hp 715a-d-722a-d







Alco FA/B1 6000 hp 725a-d-732a-d







Alco FA/B2 6400 hp 735a-d-739a-d







EMD F3 psgr 4500 hp 800abd-805abd







EMD E8A 2250 hp 820-833







Alco PA1 2000 hp 850-859







Alco PA2 2250 hp 860-863







ROAD SWITCHERS







Alco RS3 1600 hp 900-927







BLW DRS44-15 1500 hp 1050-1059







BLW DRS66-15 1500 hp 1150-1159







EMD GP7 1500 hp 1200-1246,1250-1259







EMD GP9 1750 hp 1260-1265







EMD GP7 psgr 1500 hp 1400-1405







When the E8s were delivered in 1951, these locomotives then became the premiere passenger power on the through line trains and the 800 series F3s were removed from passenger service and placed in the freight pool. Normal operations of the E8s was in numbered pairs as follows:







820-821







822-823







824-825







826-827







828-829







830-831







832-833







In all cases of which the odd numbered unit was pointed west and the even numbered unit pointed east, thus simplifying the turning of a pair of units at each journey's end. Typical operating cycle for a pair of E8s ran like this. Say, No.1 is arriving at Hornell from New York with 821 and 822 ready to be changed out. 833 and 832 are serviced and ready to go. 833 and 833 take No.1 to Chicago,then are cut off the train, serviced and run right through to New York on either NO.6,No.8, or No.2, whichever train is handy. On arrival in Jersey City(Hoboken after 1956), with 832 in the lead, the units are serviced,turned and sent back to Hornell on the next train out, where they will be changed out for another set. This procedure was used for all seven pairs of E8s,which,because of their larger capacity steam generators, bumped the 3 unit F3 sets into the freight pool, unlike the Lackawanna, and successor Erie Lackawanna, which continued using the DL&W F3s in passenger service until 1963.



STATIONS ON THE ERIE RAILROAD BY DIVISION



A.Western District



1.Allegany-Meadville Division 118



2.Mahoning Division 88



3.Kent Division 56



4.Marion Division 66



Total Western District 218 Stations



B.Eastern District



1.New York Division 224



2.Susquehanna Division 118



3.Wyoming Division 79



4.Buffalo-Rochester Div. 68



Total Eastern District 489 Stations



Total Erie Railroad 707 Stations entire system. Of these 76 were train order offices on the Western District and 83 were train order offices on the Eastern District. These train order offices were agency freight and/or passenger stations as well.

PASSENGER ROUTES

1.Jersey City(Hoboken) Port Jervis-Binghamton-Hornell-Chicago

2.Cleveland-Warren-Youngstown

3.Jersey City(Wanaque-Midvale)

4.Great Notch-Essex Falls (Caldwell Branch)

5.Jersey City (Hoboken) Spring Valley,NY

FEATURE TRAINS

nos. 1 and 2 THE ERIE LIMITED

noS. 5 AND 6 THE LAKE CITIES

No.7 Pacific Express

No.8 Atlantic Express
MAJOR TERMINALS ON THE ERIE RAILROAD
Croxton Yard (Jersey City),Binghamton,NY,Hornell,NY,East Buffalo,NY,Brier Hill (Youngstown,Ohio), Cleveland-East 55th Street,Marion,Ohio, 55th Street-Chicago,.
HOTTEST FREIGHT TRAINS ON THE ERIE RAILROAD: NY99 and NY100,The Flying Saucers,NE74,NY74,77. Each of these freight trains evolved into a family of trains that were preblocked for different destinations with the 98s operating in multiple sections, NE98 for New England connections at Maybrook,NY98 for New York markets,RC-8 for Rochester,NY, and so on.Erie Railroad freight schedules for these trains are not available at this time,so some sample early Erie Lackawanna schedules will be used in the Freight Operations section to come.

Mileage tables for all divisions of the Erie Railroad will be presented here. First batch of divisions will be those portions of the Allegany-Meadville,Rochester divisions that lie within New York State. In the case of the mileages for the mainline from Hornell to Salamanca, mileages are from Jersey City:

Table 1. Hornell,NY to Niobe,NY/PA line
Mileage Stations
331.3 Hornell
336.3 Almond
340.25 Alfred
343.75 Tip Top
348.8 Andover
351.25 Elm Valley
354.25 Dyke
357.25 Wellsville
361.0 Scio
365.25 Phillipsville
368.75 Belvidere
373.5 Friendship
377.25 Summit
382.2 Cuba
383.9 Cuba Jct.
385.50 White House
388.75 Hinsdale
394.25 Olean
395.20 X Tower
407.2 Carrollton
412.6 Salamanca Mileage dist. from Salamanca.
1.3 W.C. Junction
12.0 Steamburg
14.0 RH
17.6 Randolph
23.2 Waterboro
30.7 Falconer
34.0 Jamestown
47.0 NE Niobe
Table 2. Dunkirk Branch (part of original main line)
Mileage Stations (Mileage from Jersey City)
413.9 Salamanca
416.75 Elk
420.8 Little Valley
425.50 Anybody's
428.1 Cattaraugus
433.75 Persia
437.4 Dayton (BSW line crosses)
440.4 Perrysburg
447.4 Smith's Mills
451.2 Forestville
455.5 Sheridan
459.9 Dunkirk
Table 3. Buffalo and Southwestern Branch (Mi.from Buffalo)
Mileage Stations
0 Buffalo
7.0 Blasdell
13.3 Hamburg
14.4 Water Valley
16.8 Eden Valley
19.1 Eden Center
23.1 North Collins
27.3 Lawtons
30.4 Collins
33.4 Gowanda
38.0 Dayton (Dunkirk Branch crosses)
39.8 Markham's
43.3 South Dayton
48.3 Cherry Creek
52.6 Conewango
58.6 Waterboro (connect to main line)
60.6 Kennedy
66.4 Falconer
69.5 Jamestown
ROCHESTER DIVISION
Table 4. Mount Morris Branch
Mileage Stations
0 Rochester
4.7 Mortimer
12.1 Industry
18.7 Avon
20.1 Ashantee
20.3 Fowler
21.7 Pierce's
22.5 South Avon
23.9 Huston
24.4 Seven Nation
26.1 Jaycock's
27.4 Geneseo
29.3 Cuylerville
30.1 Jones
32.4 Shakers
34.0 Mount Morris
Table 5. Attica Branch
Mileage Stations
0.0 Attica
3.25 Alexander
10.7 Batavia
16.25 Stafford
20.6 LeRoy
24.5 Lyme
26.2 G&W Jct.
27.8 Caledonia
34.8 Avon
Table 6. Avon to Corning (distance from Rochester)
Mileage Stations
18.7 Avon
25.9 Conesus Lake Jct.
27.5 Lakeville (Branch)
27.7 South Lima
30.3 Livonia
33.9 South Livonia
37.6 Conesus
41.4 Websters
44.3 Springwater
49.0 Wayland
55.0 Atlanta
59.3 Cohocton
64.2 Wallace
67.1 Avoca
70.7 Kanona
74.5 Bath
80.7 Savona
85.3 Campbell
89.6 Coopers
92.9 Painted Post
94.8 Corning (Erie Main Line)
Table7. River Line(Allegany Division)
Miles Stations
0.0 CB Junction (main line connects)
12.9 Belfast
25.4 Fillmore
32.6 River Junction(Buffalo-Hornell main)
Table8. Susquehanna,PA-Hornell,NY (Susquehanna Division)
Mileage Stations (distance from JerseyCity/Hoboken
191.6 Susquehanna,PA
193.6 SR Tower
213.2 BD Tower
214.1 Binghamton,NY
215.3 West BD
216.8 Johnson City
222.7 Endicott
236.1 Owego
241.8 Tioga Center
255.2 Waverly
260.0 Chemung
265.8 Wellsburg
271.9 Southport Jct.(PRR connects)
272.8 Elmira
273.0 FS Tower
276.3 HO Tower
277.4 Horseheads
282.6 Big Flats
288.7 QO Gibson
290.8 Corning
293.0 Gang Mills
301.3 Addison
311.5 Cameron Mills
328.4 ZY Tower
331.3 Hornell (Mainline to Buffalo diverges)
Table9. Port Jervis,NY to Susquehanna,PA
(distance from Jersey City/Hoboken)
Mileage Stations
87.3 Port Jervis,NY
89.8 Sparrowbush,NY
91.2 Mill Rift,PA
97.0 Rosas
98.4 Pond Eddy
102.2 Parkers Glen
105.5 East Shohola
106.1 Shohola
106.4 West Shohola
109.4 BQ Tower
110.1 Lackawaxen (Wyoming Division connects)
113.1 Westcolang
115.4 Mast Hope,PA
118.6 TU Crossover
121.4 Narrowsburg,NY
127.3 Skinners
128.9 Pages
129.9 Cochecton
135.1 Callicoon
142.0 Hankins
146.3 Long Eddy
152.6 Lordville
163.0 Hancock
171.1 Hale Eddy
176.0 Deposit,NY
183.1 Gulf Summit,PA
189.8 Lanesboro
191.6 Susquehanna,PA
193.8 SR Tower,PA
Table 10. Tioga Branch
Miles Stations
0.0 Blossburg
4.7 Covington
9.6 Mansfield
18.3 Tioga
25.5 Lawrenceville
37.1 Gang Mills,NY (last 11.6 miles via NYC)
BUFFALO DIVISION
Table 11. Hornell to Buffalo (Mileage from Jersey City)
Mileage Stations
331.3 Hornell,NY
333.2 VN Crossover(mainline to Chicago diverges)
336.9 Arkport
343.8 Canaseraga
348.1 Swains
355.3 Dalton
357.4 Washington Hunt
358.1 River Jct. (River Line connects)
361.5 Portage
365.3 Castile
368.1 Silver Springs
371.1 Rock Glen
375.4 Warsaw
381.2 Dale
383.0 East Linden
384.9 West Linden
392.5 Attica
394.7 Summit
396.5 Griswolds
398.7 Darien Center
403.0 East Alden
406.3 West Alden
407.1 Marilla
408.4 Town Line
413.2 Lancaster
414.5 Depew
418.0 Union Road
419.8 WM Junction
420.9 IQ Tower
421.1 East Buffalo
Table 12. International Branch
Miles Statiions
0.0 International Junction
4.3 Black Rock
Table 13. Niagara Falls Branch
22.8 East Buffalo
IQ Tower
20.5 East Ferry Street
18.2 Main Street
17.8 International Junction (Int.Branch connects)
12.3 North Tonawanda (Lockport Branch connects)
6.2 LaSalle
3.9 Niagara Junction (NJ Ry connects)
1.9 Falls Jct.
0.0 Suspension Bridge
Table 14. Lockport Branch
Miles Stations
0.0 Lockport
1.75 L&O Jct.(Gulf Line Connects)
5.73 Pendleton
10.42 Martinsville
13.30 North Tonawanda (Niagara Falls Branch connects)
Table 15. Lowertown Branch
Miles Stations
0.0 L&O Junction
1.75 Lowertown
SAMPLE THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIN SCHEDULES 9-28-41.
Table 16. Train 77 Croxton to Chicago manifest
Lv Croxton..................................0115..........M
Ar Port Jervis..............................0430
Lv Port Jervis..............................0530
Ar Susquehanna.........................0915
Lv Susquehanna.........................0945
Ar Hornell...................................1340
Lv Hornell...................................1430
Ar Salamannca...........................1700
Lv Salamanca.............................1730
Lv Jamestown.............................1815
Ar Meadville................................2115
Lv Meadville................................2215
Ar  Kent......................................0135...........T
Lv  Kent......................................0205
Lv Akron.....................................0245
Ar Marion...................................0745
Lv Marion...................................1030
Ar Lima......................................1130
Ar Huntington.............................1515
Lv Huntington..............................1600
Ar Griffith....................................2100
Ar Hammond..............................2245
Ar Chicago (51st Street).............0001...........W