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Here you will find a wealth of information about the Erie Lackawanna Railway and its two predecessors, how they operated, diesel rosters, freight schedules and some through line passenger timetables will also be included here. Relive the great trains that this beloved railroad once operated, such as the Phoebe Snow, Lake Cities, Pocono Express, and others. Discover why this beloved railroad was truly The Friendly Service Route.

<DIV>The Erie Lackawanna Railway company was the the product of the October 17,1960 merger that created the Erie -Lackawanna Railroad Company, which was created by merging the Erie and Delaware,Lackawanna and Western Railroads together to create a 3031 mile railroad that spanned 6 states as follows: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. At the time of merger, the principal through line passenger routes consisted of the following:</DIV>
<DIV>1.Hoboken-Scranton-Binghamton-Buffalo</DIV>
<DIV>2.Hoboken-Port Jervis-Susquehanna-Binghamton-Hornell-Chicago</DIV>
<DIV>3.Cleveland-Warren-Youngstown( as part of a through line to Pittsburgh, Washington, and Baltimore, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads.</DIV>
<DIV>Commuter passenger routes in Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York consisted of the following:</DIV>
<DIV>A.Erie Side:</DIV>
<DIV>Hoboken-Paterson-Suffern-Port Jervis</DIV>
<DIV>2.Bergen County Line.</DIV>
<DIV>3.New Jersey and New York Railroad (Pascack Valley Line)</DIV>
<DIV>4.Newark Branch</DIV>
<DIV>5.Northern Branch (Northern Railroad of New Jersey)</DIV>
<DIV>6.Caldwell Branch</DIV>
<DIV>7.Greenwood Lake Line</DIV>
<DIV>B.DL Side</DIV>
<DIV>1.Morristown Line-Hoboken-Morristown-Denville-Dover</DIV>
<DIV>2.Boonton Line-Hoboken-Boonton-Denville-Netcong-Washington</DIV>
<DIV>3.Sussex Branch-Netcong to Branchville</DIV>
<DIV>4.Gladstone Branch-Summit to Gladstone</DIV>
<DIV>5.Montclair Branch (now part of the Montclair-Boonton Line of NJ Transit)</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>The basic Operating Department of the newly merged railroad consisted of the following;</DIV>
<DIV>A. EASTERN DISTRICT</DIV>
<DIV>1 Buffalo Division (ex DL&amp;W)</DIV>
<DIV>2.Buffalo-Rochester Division (ex Erie)</DIV>
<DIV>3.Scranton Division (including ex Erie Wyoming Division)</DIV>
<DIV>4.New York Division- combining the ex Erie New York Division with the ex DL&amp;W</DIV>
<DIV>Morris and Essex Division</DIV>
<DIV>B. WESTERN DISTRICT</DIV>
<DIV>1.Allegany-Meadville Division</DIV>
<DIV>2.Mahoning Division</DIV>
<DIV>3.Kent Division</DIV>
<DIV>4.Marion Divison</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Unlike the Eastern District, which was mix and match between what had been two railroads, the Western District was pure Erie and operated as such. Since Hornell,NY was the geographical heart of the railroad, this railroad town was the most logical place to divide the newly merged railroad along the same lines the Erie had been divided. Topics to be covered include general operations, freight operations, passenger and commuter operations, public timetable forms issued over the years, why the Erie Lackawanna failed, and Thoughts from the Caboose.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>OVERVIEW OF THE ERIE LACKAWANNA (Profile)</DIV>
<DIV>The following profile of the Erie Lackawanna was taken from my 1976 book, Anatomy of The Erie Lackawanna:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Piggyback Ramp Locations: Chicago,IL, Huntington,IL,Lima,Marion,Akron, and Cleveland, Ohio,Buffalo,Elmira, and Binghamton,NY, Croxton,NJ.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Service Area; 6 States (NJ-PA-NY-OH-IN-IL)</DIV>
<DIV>1.New York 25 Counties</DIV>
<DIV>2.Pennsylvania: 19 Counties</DIV>
<DIV>3.Indiana; 14, counties</DIV>
<DIV>4.Ohio: 19 Counties</DIV>
<DIV>5.New Jersey; 7 counties</DIV>
<DIV>6.Illinois; 1 county</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>All this encompassed 807 stations served by the Erie Lackawanna Railway, which operated the following equipment:</DIV>
<DIV>1. 526 locomotives</DIV>
<DIV>2.21,864 freight cars</DIV>
<DIV>3.501 passenger cars (mostly used in commuter service)</DIV>
<DIV>4.1219 pieces of miscellaneous (company service0 equipment.</DIV>
<DIV>5. 2300 piggyback trailers</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Major Terminals;</DIV>
<DIV>Chicago-51st Street</DIV>
<DIV>Huntington, IN</DIV>
<DIV>Marion,OH</DIV>
<DIV>Buffalo,NY-Bison Yard</DIV>
<DIV>Cleveland,OH- East 55th Street (Von Willer Yard)</DIV>
<DIV>Binghamton,NY</DIV>
<DIV>Scranton,PA</DIV>
<DIV>Croxton,NJ</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Passenger Routes:</DIV>
<DIV>1.Cleveland-Warren-Youngstown</DIV>
<DIV>2.Hoboken-Paterson-Suffern-Port Jervis</DIV>
<DIV>3.Hoboken-Hackensack-Spring Valley</DIV>
<DIV>4.Hoboken-Denville-Dover via Morristown</DIV>
<DIV>5.Summit-Gladstone</DIV>
<DIV>6.Newark-Montclair</DIV>
<DIV>7.Hoboken-Boonton-Denville-Netcong</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Principal Freight Services: 74,98,99, and 100 families of fast freight trains between</DIV>
<DIV>Chicago and the New York area.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>MERGED DIESEL MOTIVE POWER FLEET</DIV>
<DIV>The following is the merged locomotive fleet of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad as it began operations on October 17,1960:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NW2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1000 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 400-433&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 34 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SW9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1200 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 434-465&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 32 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMd&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; SW900&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 900 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 466-497&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 31 units</DIV>
<DIV>Alco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; S-2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1000 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 500-532&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 33 units</DIV>
<DIV>BLW&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; S-6&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 600 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 600-689&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 90 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; E8A&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2250 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 809-833&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 25 units</DIV>
<DIV>Alco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PA1/2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2000/2250ph&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 850-863&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14 units</DIV>
<DIV>Alco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; RS-2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1500 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 901-917&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17 units</DIV>
<DIV>Alco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; RS-3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1600 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1001-1059&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 59 units</DIV>
<DIV>BLW DS44-15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1500 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1100-1105&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6 units</DIV>
<DIV>BLW&nbsp; AS16&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1600 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1106-1120&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5 units</DIV>
<DIV>BLW DRS66-15&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1500 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1150-1161&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; GP7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1500&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1200-1259&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 60 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; GP9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1750 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1260-1265&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; GP7&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1500 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1266-1284&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 19 units</DIV>
<DIV>EMD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; GP7 psgr.&nbsp; 1500 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1400-1409&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10 units</DIV>
<DIV>FM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H24-66&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2400 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1850-1861&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12 units</DIV>
<DIV>FM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; H16-44&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1600 hp&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1930-1935&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6 units</DIV>EMD FT 1350 HP 6501-6502,6511-6512,6521-6522,6531-6532,6541-6542,6601-6602-12 units, ex DL&W, all in 2 unit sets.
EMD F3 1500 hp 6051-6053,6111-6113,6121-6123,6131-6133,6311-6313,6321-6323,18 units, ex DL&W
EMD F7 1500 hp 6331-6333,6341-6343,6351-6353,6361-6363, 12 units, ex DL&W, all in 3 unit sets.
EMD FT 1350 hp 7001-7004,7011-7014,7021-7024,7031-7034,7041-7044,7051-7054;24 units, ex Erie, all in 4 unit sets.
EMD F3 1500 hp,7061-7064,7071-7074,7081-7084,7091-7094, 16 units, ex Erie, all in 4 unit sets.
EMD F7 1500 hp, 7101-7104,7111-7114,7121-7124-7131-7134,
7141-7144,7151-7154,7161-7164,7171-7174, 7181-7184,7191-7194, 7201-7204,7211-7214, 48 units,ex Erie, all in 4 unit sets.
Alco FA1 1500 hp 7251-7254,7261-7264,7271-7274,7281-7284,7291-7294, 20 units all in four unit sets, ex Erie.
Alco FA2 1600 hp 7351-7354,7361-7364-7371-7374,7381-7284,7391-7394, 20 units, ex Erie, all in 4 unit sets.
EMD F3 Psgr 1500 hp 8001,8002,8004,8011,8012,8014,8021,8022,8024,8031,8032,8034,8041,8042,8044,8051,8052,8054,18 units, all ex Erie, delivered in 3 unit sets. All removed from passenger pool in 1951 shortly after E8s 820-833 arrived. The ex Lackawanna passenger F3s were also delivered in 3 unit sets. Here are their Erie Lackawanna numbers: 8411,8412,8414 (801abc),8421,8422,8424(802abc),8431,8432,8434 (803abc),8441,8442,8444(804abc), and 8451,8452,8454(805abc), all of which remained in the passenger pool serving as protection power, hauling commuter trains, and holding down secondary passenger runs until 1963, when they were put into the freight pool and all passenger service appurtanances were removed.

The following units, delivered in the 10 year period
from 1963/64 to 1972 replaced most of the F units,all
of the Alco PAsand FAs in Erie Lackawanna service:

Alco C424 2400 hp 2401-2415 15 units 1963-64
Alco C425 2500 hp 2451-2462 12 units 1964
GE U25B 2500 hp 2501-2527 27 units, 1964-65
EMD GP35 2500 hp 2551-2586 36 units ,1965-65
EMD SD45 3600 hp 3601-3634 34 units, 1967-68
GE u33C 3300 hp 3301-3315 15 units, 1968
EMD SDP45 3600 hp 3635-3668 34 units, 1969-70
EMD U36C 3600 hp 3316-3328 13 units, 1972
EMD SD45-2 3600 hp 3669-3681 13 units, 1972, last new power received by Erie Lackawanna. The following were delivered to NJDOT for use on Erie Lackawanna commuter lines: U34CH 3351-3372 1970-71 and 3373-3382, 1973-74 all for use on Erie Lackawanna's New Jersey diesel commuter lines. All units have since been retired by NJ Transit.
GENERAL OPERATIONS
The east-west main line of the Erie Lackawanna was predominantly double track between Hoboken and Chicago, with the Suffern,NY to Paterson being four tracked due to the heavy commuter traffic. Signal systems used along the main line were a mix of semaphore and color light signals, with searchlight type signals in some locations. At some interlockings Pennsy type position light signals could be found, with these being used for telephone train orders. Other main lines, such as the Cleveland-Youngstown line used search light color light signals exclusively, while the DL&W main line relied on two and three unit color light signals for governing train operations on that line. Controlling these signals were dispatchers' offices located in Huntington, Indiana, Marion,Cleveland, and Youngstown, Ohio, Meadville,Pa, Hornell, Buffalo, and Binghamton,NY. Substantial portions of the main line east of Hornell,NY still had semaphore signals in use, though search light color light signals could be seen in some locations as well. Conversion to color light signals did not begin until after Conrail hit its stride after the first two or three years of operation. Some portions of the main line had bidirectional signalling so that trains normally operating on the westbound main could detour on the eastbound main as needed. This was particularly useful in the event a derailment blocked one, but not both of the mains. In addition, many agency stations also served as train order offices as well as freight and passenger agencies. Thus, a station agent often had his hands full making out waybills and bills of lading for freight shipments, the sale of tickets ot passengers, and keeping the station's books, to which the task of copying train orders and handing them to the conductors and engineers of trains scheduled to pass by their station at a given time. The station agent also prepared switch lists of work to be done at his station by the crew of the local train scheduled to work the station and filling of car orders by shippers in the community. Before this could get done at stations along the way, the trains that serviced those stations had to be made up and dispatched on their runs.
To make up each train, the road foreman of engines had to assign the power appropriatefor that train, see that the locomotive was stocked with all the suplies the engine crew was likely to need for their run. Aiding him in the yard were the carmen who checked over each and every freight car to make sure it was fit to travel and these men also helped fill car orders by selecting the appropriate car or cars for a given station. The Yardmaster oversaw all activities in the yard he was in charge of and saw to it that the work got done correctly and trains were made up properly. Once a train was made up, a crew was called for that train and they were given such details as intended departure time engine numbers, tonnage, number of cars, information on any speed restricted cars that might be in the train, along with other vital information essential in the safe operation of the train. Every day, 365 days a year, trains departed and arrived in Erie Lackawanna's major yards at Chicago,Huntington,Marion, Buffalo,Elmira, Hornell, Croxton, and Binghamton.
On the passenger side of the coin, the make up of a through line passenger train was a little more straight forward; the typical Erie Lackawanna passenger train was arranged with head end cars directly behind the locomotive, followed by a couple of coaches, which were in turn, followed by a diner, then a sleeper or two, and another coach or two. Feature cars, such as a parlor or club car were usually positioned in the middle of a train.
Once the passenger train was made up and ready to go, it was backed into the terminal on its assigned track for the loading of passengers, baggage, mail and express. Express cars at the head end were generally specially equipped box cars with steam and signal lines and high speed running gear. Thus, a typical consist for The Phoebe Snow train could run something like this: E8 diesels 814 and 833, followed by one or two express cars, the baggage car, a railway post offfice car, two or three coaches, a sleeper, a diner, and the tavern lounge observation car. This train would often run in two or three sections over peak holiday periods. Only one of them went all the way. One section terminated at Scranton, another terminated at Binghamton.
PASSENGER TIMETABLE FORMS ISSUED to Advertise the Service
The following are the principal timetable forms the Erie Lackawanna is known to have issued for its passenger services, both through line and commuter:
Form 1. General system through line timetable
Form 2. Local timetable for service between Hoboken and
Binghamton,NY via both Port Jervis and Scranton routes.
Form 7. Main Line/Bergen County Line/Newark Branch suburban folder for service between Hoboken and Suffern,NY.
Form 8. Suburban folder for the Greenwood Lake Line and Caldwell Branch, came to include the Boonton Line and Sussex Branch until 1966.
Form 9. Covered the Northern Branch until the end of service in 1966.
Form 10. Covered the New Jersey and New York Railroad aka the Pascack Valley Line. Service on the line has since doubled.
Form 10A. Covered the Morris and Essex Division electric lines: Morristown, Gladstone, and Montclair branches.
Form CPW/CWY. Covered through service between Cleveland,Youngstown,Pittsburgh,Washington, and Baltimore. Became Cleveland-Warren-Youngstown local card after the last through service train on the line made its final run.
Commuter forms 7,8,10 and 10A continued into the Conrail era, keeping the spirit of The Friendly Service Route alive.
PASSENGER OPERATIONS-Binghamton and Hoboken. This section will deal with the operation of through line passenger service in the area bounded by Binghamton,Scranton,Port Jervis and Hoboken via the two principal routes plus the boonton line. Schedules from a 1961 Form 2. timetable. Train 17 operated Sunday only while train 15 operated the other six days as per the westbound schedule that follows:

Stations 15 1 5 17
Hoboken,NJ L 0030 1030 2000 2305
Newark,NJ ---- 1043 2014 ----
Brick Church ---- 1050 2021 ----
Dover A ---- 1129 2101 ----
Dover L ---- 1129 2101 ----
Blairstown ---- 1159 2132 ----
E.Stroudsburg 0227 1222 2154 0101
Cresco ---- 1244 2210 ----
Mt. Pocono ---- 1301 ---- ----
Pocono Summit ---- ---- 2232 ----
Scranton,PA A 0340 1341 2310 0223
Scranton,PA L 0430 1350 2322 0243
Clarks Summit ---- ---- ---- ----
Halstead,PA 0550 ---- ---- ----
Binghamton,NY A 0606 1455 0025 0358
No.15, daily except Saturday
No.17 Saturday only
Nos. 1 and 2 through trains to Buffalo and Chicago.
Table 1.B Binghamton-Hoboken via Scranton Eastbound
Stations 10 6 2
Binghamton,NY L 2300 0415 1345
Scranton,PA A 0010 0520 1448
Scranton,PA L 0035 0530 1458
Pocono Summit ----- ---- 1540
Cresco ----- 0627 1554
E.Stroudsburg,PA 0205 0645 1616
Blairstown,NJ ---- 0645 1638
Dover 0310 0743 1708
Summit ---- 0809 1733
Brick Church ---- 0823 1747
Newark 0400 0832 1758
Hoboken,NJ A 0420 0845 1810
No.10, daily except Sunday
Nos. 2 and 6, through trains from Chicago and Buffalo.
These trains operated via the Morristown Line east of Dover.
Table2A. Hoboken-Scranton-Binghamton Local Service via Boonton LIne
Stations 41 45 43
Hoboken,NJ L 0745 1650 1650
Newark ---- 1704 1704
Brick Church ---- 1711 1711
Summit ---- 1725 1725
Dover ---- 1752 1752
Lyndhurst 0800 ---- ----
Passaic 0817 ---- ----
Paterson 0817 ---- ----
Mountainview 0825 ---- ----
Lincoln Park 0830 ---- ----
Towaco 0834 ---- ----
Boonton 0850 ---- ----
Mountain Lakes0854 ---- ----
Dover 0915 1752 1752
Blairstown,NJ 0953 1824 1824
E.Stroudsburg 1032 1847 1856
Cresco 1051 1908 1913
Mt. Pocono 1105 1921 1930
Pocono Summit 1111 1927 1936
Tobyhanna 1120 1934 1945
Gouldsboro 1129 ---- ----
Moscow 1141 ---- ----
Scranton A 1202 2008 2019
Scranton L ---- 2020 2043
Clarks Summit ---- ---- ----
New Milford ---- 2108 2130
Hallstead ---- ---- ----
Binghamton A ---- 2130 2143
No.45 Sunday Only. Nos 41 abd 43,Daily except Sunday.
PASSENGER TRAIN CONSISTS-Through line passenger trains
No.1. THE PHOEBE SNOW
1 Papers (Sealed) Hoboken-Elmira (for No.1 Chicago) Tues.
1 Express (Sealed) Hoboken-Buffalo(NKP-Chicago) Ex. Mon.
1-4 Mail (Sealed) Hoboken-Buffalo (NKP,NYC) Ex. Mon.
1 Mail (Sealed)*Hoboken-Buffalo Daily
1 RPO(30Foot) Hoboken-Buffalo Ex. Sun.
2 Coaches Hoboken-Buffalo Daily
2 Coaches Hoboken-Elmira (For.No.1 Chicago) Dly.
1 Diner Hoboken-Elmira (For No.1,Chicago) dly.
1 Sleeper Hoboekn-Elmira (For No.1 (Chicago) dly.
1Tavern Lounge Hoboken-Elmira For No.1 to Youngstown,dly
*Car used for baggage on Sundays.
Train No.2 THE PHOEBE SNOW
1-3 Mail (Sealed) Chicago-Elmira (for No.2 toHoboken)as dev.
1-2 Milk Steamburg-Hoboken Ex. Fri.&Sat.
1 Mail (Work) Chicago-Hoboken, Daily
1 Mail-Baggage Chicago-Hoboken Daily
1 RPO (30 ft.) Youngstown-Hoboken ex. Sun.
1 Milk Tank Binghamton-Hoboken (Oxford) ex. Sun.
` Milk P/B Binghamton_Hoboken (Homer) Ex. Sun.
1 Coach Elmira-Binghamton Daily
1 Mail (sealed) Elmira-Binghamton (Off 32)daily
2 coaches Chicago-Elmira for 32-2 to Hoboken,daily
1 diner Chicago-Elmira for 32-2 to Hoboken daily
1 Sleeper Elmira-Hoboken (Off No.2 from Chicago)
1 Tavern-Lounge Elmira-Hoboken (Off No.2 from YOungstown.

Table 3A. Hoboken-Binghamton service via Port Jervis,NY

Eastbound Trains.

Stations 26 22 8

Binghamton,NY L 0425 1415 1642
Susquehanna,PA 0455 1441 1718
Deposit,NY 0457 1443 1720
Hancock,NY ---- 1500 1752
Callicoon,NY ---- 1528 1812
Cochecton,NY ---- 1604 1848
Narrowsburg,NY ---- 1610 ----
Lackawaxen,PA ---- 1625 1900
Shohola,PA ---- 1640 1925
Port Jervis,NY A 0715 1715 2003
Port Jervis,NY L 0720 1720 2012
Middletown 0748 1749 2042
Goshen 0757 1758 ----
Suffern ---- 1824 ----
Ridgewood,NJ 0838 1839 2129
Paterson,NJ 0845 1848 2138
Hoboken,NJ A 0915 1915 2210

All 3 trains operated daily. Similar service pattern existed for westbound trains. All times are shown in Military time rather than AM or PM as shown in the public timetables for the sake of similicity and figuring running times between stations.

Links to the predecessor roads'pages:
The Scenic Route of the East-Erie Railroad
The Route of Phobe Snow-Lackawanna Railroad
Connections to these and other roads may be had via the navigation bar to the left.
FREIGHT OPERATIONS
The Erie Lackawanna classified and blocked its principal freight trains at three major locations:Marion,Ohio, Buffalo,NY, and Croxton,NJ. Piggyback ramps were located at Chicago,51st Street, Marion,OH,Cleveland,Buffalo,Elmira,Binghamton,Syracuse,Utica, and Croxton. What follows are a few sample freight schedules taken from the schedule book of April 30,1967:
Table F1. NE74 Chicago to Maybrook
Chicago                   Lv   0945   CST
Hammond                Ar  1115
Hammond                Lv  1201
Huntington               Ar  1440
Huntington               Lv  1455
Lima                             1650
Marion                    Ar   1800    CST
Marion                    Lv   1945
Kent                       Ar   2250
Kent                       Lv   2255
Meadville                Ar   0110
Meadville                Lv   0140
Salamanca             Ar  0415
Salamanca             Lv  0420
Hornell                   Ar  0625
Hornell                   Lv  0645
Binghamton           Ar  0920
Binghamton           Lv  0935
Susquehanna        Ar  1010
Susquehanna        Lv  1015
Port Jervis            Ar  1245
Port Jervis            Lv  1300
Maybrook             Ar  1425
Blocking of this train:
From Chicago;
8-9, D&H, B&M Mixed
7.Binghamton
14, Boston and Maybrook
15. Via Maybrook
Pick up at Huntington,IN
15. via Maybrook
8-9. D&H,B&M mixed
Pickup at Lima behind Group 15 cars:
15. Via Maybrook
8-9 D&H-B&M mixed
Pickup made at KP siding.
From Marion,Ohio:
15. Via Maybrook
8,-9 D&H,B&M mixed
7.Binghamton
14 Boston via Maybrook
15 Via Maybrook
No diversions accepted on cars enroute in this train. Icer refrigerator cars were serviced at Marion only. This became the last Erie Lackawanna through freight train to serve Maybrook during the railroad's final years as Penn Central, which took over the New Haven Railroad in 1969 effectively destroyed the connection at Maybrook.
Table F2. MF74 Chicago to Buffalo
Chicago              Lv     1130  CST (on NY74)
Marion                Ar     1940  CST
Marion                Lv     2220  EST (on NY74)
Meadville            Lv     0615  EST  MF74
Jamestown         Ar    0620   EST (NY74)
Jamestown         Lv    0820   EST  (MF74)
Buffalo               Ar    1400
Blocking of MF74 from Meadville
Jamestown
Via Dunkirk Branch
BSW Local
Buffalo and Via
Rochester-Avon
Table F4. Train No.90 Buffalo to Croxton
Buffalo              Lv 1330
Hornell              Ar 1640
Hornell             Lv  1645
Susquehanna   Ar  2015
Susquehanna   Lv  2020
Port Jervis       Ar  2255
Port Jervis       Lv  2330
Mahwah          Lv  0130
Croxton           Ar 0415
Grouping for this train from Buffalo
16.Mahwah
18.New York Terminal
Table F.5.Train No.20 Buffalo to Croxton
Buffalo                 Lv 1405
Hornell                 Ar 1650
Hornell                 Lv 1715
Binghamton         Ar  1945
Binghamton         Lv  2010
Susquehanna      Ar  2045
Susquehanna      Lv  2050
Port Jervis          Ar   2320
Port Jervis          Lv   2330
Maybrook                 2430
Croxton              Ar   0220
Make up of this train:
8.Via D&H-B&M
9.D&H Binghamton
15.Via Maybrook
18. New York Terminal
Table F6. Train HB3  Jersey City to Buffalo
Jersey City             Lv 2130
Port Jervis              Ar 2415
Port Jervis              Lv 2425
Susquehanna         Ar 0310
Susquehanna         Lv 0315
Binghamton           Ar 0345
Binghamton           Lv 0415
Hornell                  Ar 0650
Hornell                  Lv 0700
Buffalo                  Ar 0930
 
Grouping of train: From Jersey City
18 N&W(K) via Buffalo
15. Binghamton and via.
20.Other Buffalo
 
Binghamton Pickup to be lined up:
18 N&W(K) via Buffalo
20.Other Buffalo
Binghamton pickup to be made behind Group 18 from Jersey City.
In making up its eastbound through line freight trains, the Erie Lackawanna used the following list of car groupings to govern how each train was to be made up, according to oblications applicable to that train:
1.Meadville-Buffalo
2.Jamestown-Buffalo
3.Salamanca and via
4.Hornell
5.Gang Mills and via.
6.Elmira and via
7.Binghamton (Including Binghamton Proper,Scranton perishable and all for S&U branches).
8.D&H-B&M Binghamton
9.D&H Binghamton
10.Scranton and via.
11.CNJ Taylor
12.Deposit
13.Port Jervis
14, Boston via NH=Maybrook
15.via NH Maybrook
16.Mahwah
17.Via Paterson (WJ)
18.New York Terminal.
ERIE LACKAWANNA DISTRICT TRAINS OPERATED BY CONRAIL IN 1976:
The following are a few of the Erie Lackawanna symbolled trains that continued operating with the same symbols as before under Conrail:
CR-F1. BH4 Buffalo,NY to Croxton,NJ
Buffalo (Bison)             Lv 1201
Hornell                        Ar 1700
Hornell                        Lv 1705
Gang Mills                  Ar 1830
Gang Mills                  Lv 1915
Elmira                        Ar 2000
Elmira                        Lv 2045
Binghamton                Ar 2359
Binghamton                Lv 0045
Scranton                    Ar 0225
Scranton                    Lv 0230
Croxton                      Ar 0800
A.Buffalo (Bison)
1. Silver Springs
3.Croxton
4. Jersey City-Multilevals
B, Silver Soprings
Set off Block 1. Take Block 2
Gang Mills
C.Gang Mills
Set off Block 2.
Take 3. Croxton
D. Elmira
Take 3 Croxton
E.Binghamton
Take 3. Croxton
F. Croxton
Block 4. placed by 0900, Day 2.