Owner: Erie Lackawanna
Model:Alco PA1Built As:ERIE 854 (PA1)
Serial Number:76912Order No:20349
Frame Number: Built:4/1949
Notes:blt 4/1949 traded to EMD 1969
Other locos with this serial:  EL 854(PA1) ERIE 854(PA1)
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EL PA1 854
Title:  EL PA1 854
Description:  Erie Lackawanna PA1 854 a little south of 47th Street in Chicago, Illinois on January 9, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1949 (c/n 76912) as Erie PA1 854, it became EL class PA-20 854 and was traded to EMD for new power in 1969. Scrawled on the side are the words: DIRT TEST DO NOT WASH (not my writing), and it appears the test is going well. The Erie rostered 12 PA1's (#'s 850-661) and two PA2's (#'s 862-863), and according to the December 1986 issue of Mainline Modeler Magazine, "The Erie's twelve PA1's spent much of their early lives in joint P&LE Cleveland - Youngstown - Pittsburgh service, but even made trips to Dearborn Station in Chicago, albeit often trailing E8's. Their black and yellow livery gave way to green and gray and eventually to Erie Lackawanna's gray and maroon. In 1951 a pair of PA2's were added to the roster. By the 1960's the PA's had become freight haulers out of Marion, Ohio and survived in this service until at least 1968."
Photo Date:  1/9/1966  Upload Date: 4/2/2009 12:09:33 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  EL 854(PA1)
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EL 854
Title:  EL 854
Photo Date:  4/19/2012  Upload Date: 4/19/2012 4:14:16 PM
Location:  Akron, OH
Author:  Sturges & Folsom
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  EL 854(PA1)
Views:  452   Comments: 4

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