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History of the Southern Tier Line

of the Southern Tier Line

The Southern Tier Line is a very interesting route in all aspects.  This, of course, does not exclude its history.  If this site is supposed to be devoted to the Southern Tier, it is only fitting to include its history in great detail.  I have finally gathered enough information to make the "History Division" of the Southern Tier possible.  Currently, the information I have is just a hodge-podge of various artifacts, maps, documents, and the sort.  There is no special order in which the following hyperlinks are listed either.  Most of this information I got from Erie and E-L sites, and proper credit is given.  Enjoy!

The following information I received from George Elwood's private web page dedicated to the Erie-Lackawanna Railway.  He truly did a wonderful job at it and it deserves a visit from any true railfan:

Elmira, NY Information: These are messages received from the EL Chat site addressing Elmira, NY
The End of the EL: These are a collection of maps outlining how the E-L was supposed to be divided

Erie 1956 Annual Report Statistics: These are charts showing some of the statistics from the Erie 1956 Annual Report
Graham Line: This is from the EL Chat Site site (about the Graham Line) and may be the results of several people
Erie-DL&W Merger Information: This is a copy of the Erie - DL&W merger plan and other documents

Collision at Sterlington, NY - (24 Oct/15 Mar): This is about the collision that happened in Sterling, NY

Recovery of Erie Whistle Posts: This is about Erie whistle posts
Wyoming Branch: This is about Erie's "forgotten" Wyoming Division, which ran from Lackawaxen, PA to Scranton, PA
Map of the the New York & Lake Erie Railroad (Pre-Erie): This is from an NY&LE book
Erie-Lackawanna Stock Certificate: This is a photo of an EL stock certificate
Stone Bridge: This is about the Starrucca Viaduct in Lanesboro, PA (near Susquehanna, PA)
Port Jervis Turntable: This is about the newly-renovated turntable at Port Jervis, NY, used for C&O 614 excursions
Erie Gas-Electric shown at Deposit, NY: This is a photo from August 1932, (WJ Ruegger Photo) {Larry Berger Collection}
Lackawanna & EL Passes: These are three scanned sets of employee passes (from Bill Weibel)

Building Colors: This is about the colors used on Erie buildings

This is some information on the Delaware & Hudson and its Bridge Line north of Binghamton.

D&H Passenger Schedule -- 1899
D&H 1944 Passenger Equipment List
D&H 1954 Passenger Roster
D&H Map
Old D&H Logo
New D&H Logo

LAST UPDATE: 9/18/98 22:15