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Post by D.L. » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:07 pm

For the record: EL remained entirely intact until 1981. Don't forget that EW ran on it til 79.

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Post by Chris7092 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:19 am

I believe many of the interlockings were removed in the 70's, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Post by CIOR » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:23 am

Operations ceased April 1, 1976. But I believe Conrail had to use the route, and supply crews and so on.
The line was sold and 2 shortlines operated (Erie Western and Chicago-Indiana) then LB Foster tore the line out in what 82'?
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Post by MLB » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:01 am

FOSTER STARTED REMOVING THE TRACK IN LATE 81 OR EARLY 82. I WORKED FOR THE ERIE IN THE LATE 60'S EARLY 70'S AND LIVE IN THE AREA BUT CAN,T REMEMBER EXACTLY THE TIME THEY STARTED REMOVING THINGS BUT YOUR TIME IS REAL CLOSE.

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Post by matt » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:58 pm

i've read in the past that conrail ran two through trains a day on the E-L when they first took over.as for the interlockings i read the phantom railroad article in trains magazine from the early 80's and it had pictured one of the diamonds removed in huntington when the C&I was in operation so i guess it would be safe to assume most other interlockings had at least one diamond removed on the double track portions.

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Post by Railzfan » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:00 pm

I model the Denver & Rio Grande Western and Southern Pacific in Colorado...all on a HO 11' x 20' layout. I model several eras including the 1960's, with DRGW and SP FT's, F3's, F7's and F9's with daily passenger runs and freights. Then, I model the late 1980's when the DRGW and SP just merged with SD40/45T-2's, SD45's, etc. Last I model the present with BNSF taking over the line, this gives me the mamimum amount of options, I use multi-era buildings to make everything fit together. If I want to switch from the present to the '60's all I have to do is chnage the cars and a few other things and I'm set to go.

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