Erie Lackawanna 'erielack' E-Mail List Photo Archive

Akron1967_RBrannigan_JMayer_coll.jpg   Original: 1000 by 665 pixels - Current: 1000 by 665 - 100%
                          Try your mouse wheel too!

(No Previous Image) A_Regulations_1917_NYS.jpg - Next Image

From: "Joe Mayer" jmayer AT insight DOT rr DOT com
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 18:47:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Center platforms
"Akron1967_RBrannigan_JMayer_coll.jpg" - image/jpeg, 1000x665 (24bit)

> "Joseph A. Braun" wrote:
>>The Erie Paterson Main Line station was elevated and designed with a
>>platform accessed by stairs. Were there any other Erie stations where the
>>east and west mains were separated by a center platform? [Ridgewood NJ had
>>middle platform due to its four tracks; I am interested in just double
>>Many thanks.
>>Joe Braun


I don't know how far West you are interested in, but of course Marion had a
platform between the EB and WB mains, shared with the NYC. Much less
photographed, and perhaps more of what you seek, was Akron. Similar to
Jamestown's platform arrangement, Akron's station was on an embankment, with
an elevated walkway and stairs down to an enclosed platform between the
mains. I have attached a photo of former DL&W #812 (there you go Lackawanna
Guys) leading an EB past the station on a stormy-looking Spring or Summer
day in 1967. Photo by Rick Brannigan (deceased) formally of Wadsworth,
taken from the platform of the B&O/PRR Union Station. (AUS also had an
enclosed walkway and stairs, and the walkway extended all the way across
both railroads' mains to the Greyhound station on the same street as the EL
station. Quite the modern transportation complex, albeit short-lived.)

Anyone besides me think this would be a good calendar shot (even if it is
West of Hornell)? The slide is much more clear than this low-rez scan.

Joe Mayer
ELHS 702


Click Here or on the corner X to close this window.

    All photos are the property of the original photographer unless otherwise noted and are to be used for personal viewing purposes only.

    The use of these photos on any website or other distribution media is strictly forbidden without the express consent of the image copyright holder.

    Linking directly to this page is permitted as long as " Erie Lackawanna Email List Photo Archive" is creditted on the linking page.