It is Wednesday once again, and time for another edition of Midweek Photos. It was a beautifully sunny day last Saturday, (Feb 22) so I took a drive to see this newly painted beauty, "Erie Lackawanna F7 no. 7151." We see it in Honesdale, PA. Beautiful colors from the 1960s, along with some wildly colored autos.
Why the quotes above? The unit actually was built for the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad. When the Bessemer got rid of their Fs in the 1990s, this became a dinner train loco in a simulated EL scheme. Bought by the Delaware Lackawaxen and Stourbridge RR a few months ago, they decided to make it a "true" Erie Lackawanna looking engine. The unit does not work at this time, and still needs some work to be completed, but she is a striking beauty.
Among the items needing completion are the port hole windows and the roof. The back of the F unit also needs to be completed.
How could you not love a face like this? The engine was not operating, so my life was not in peril.
A Mardi Gras themed train was running that day, and I was not able to find it to shoot at. I did find this GP7 in Guilford Transportation colors, and this Pennsylvania cabin car. near the locomotive shop of the railroad.
Some of the other cabooses along the rail line are this Lehigh Valley Northeast Caboose, a Chesapeake & Ohio caboose and a Pennsylvania Cabin Car.
One last look at the F before I go, through my telephoto lens. Sadly, when Conrail was formed, none of the Erie Lackawanna F7s are left to preserve. This is a good substitute.
Thank you, as always, for checking out the thread. I know you have plenty of great shots to add to the Midweek Photos this week. Talk to you next week.