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8/17/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Gary Morris
Dates:12/27/1975 - 2/27/1975
Album Info:Some action at the E-L/B&O crossing at Sterling,Ohio
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E-L RS3 #1051
Title:  E-L RS3 #1051
Description:  #1051 finally gets clearance to cross the B&O and is headed eastbound on the westbound main. This area is quite different today -- no tower,EL trackage,pole lines,Erie and B&O signals. The CSX Chicago line (and the Cleveland route) are still busy today.
Photo Date:  12/27/1975  Upload Date: 2/10/2013 4:55:06 PM
Location:  Sterling, OH
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EL 1051(RS3)
Views:  453   Comments: 2
RU Tower at Sterling,Ohio
Title:  RU Tower at Sterling,Ohio
Description:  An EL RS3 sits waiting for a green signal to continue on its local run. The tower survived till the early 90's?
Photo Date:  12/27/1975  Upload Date: 2/10/2013 4:55:11 PM
Location:  Sterling, OH
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EL 1051(RS3)
Views:  518   Comments: 2
RU Tower at Sterling,Ohio
Title:  RU Tower at Sterling,Ohio
Description:  Looking west at RU Tower in Sterling,Ohio (about 25 miles west of Akron). The New York-Chicago main of the Erie Lackawanna (on the right) crosses the Washington-Chicago B&O line. Both lines paralleld each other for a short distance east and west from the crossing. A short distance past the tower a B&O line northbound to Lorain/Cleveland started. I read where RU Tower was named for the original name of the town -- Russell. Unfortunately, a terrible accident happened at this crossing about 10 years before these shots in 1965. A westbound EL freight (they had clearance) on the far right track collided with a slow moving B&O eastbound (they were eastbound on the westbound track - track just to the left). 5 crewmen were killed. I guess no one will really know why the B&O crew ran the red signal (fell asleep?).
Photo Date:  12/27/1975  Upload Date: 2/10/2013 4:55:14 PM
Location:  Sterling, OH
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Action
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Views:  375   Comments: 1


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