From: "Joe Mayer" jmayer AT insight DOT rr DOT com
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:39:44 -0500
Subject: Re: (erielack) Route of the "Cleveland Lake Cities"
"Niles_train_off_notice_JMayer.jpg" - image/jpeg, 1111x1516 (24bit)
Here are some items that might be of interest, in light of Lance's post.
Two tickets from a ride Niles to Cleveland in April 1976. I rode for $4.80,
while my 9 year old sister rode for $2.40. I scanned them on black so you
could see the punch marks. The trip was pretty much done on a whim, with my
dad picking us up at CUT. So I didn't have a camera on the trip. Really
wished I had. I remember seeing the regulars with their on-going card game
(rubber band the cards in your hand and throw them in the briefcase when you
arrive in Cleveland, and pick it back up on the way home) and the conductor
appearing to take a quick nap with the open case of tickets and punches on
the opposite seat. But he didn't miss a station.
Also, the train-off notice that somehow found it's way from the Niles
station door to my collection. Lastly, the train board that was on the
Niles station pretty much right to the end, photographed in 1976. Some
lucky person saved it before the station was demolished. Wish it had been
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> Subject: (erielack) Route of the "Cleveland Lake Cities"
> Could someone give me a update on what's going on with the Cleveland line
> of the Erie today. Is it still run by Conrail or is it CSX? When do they
> run and why?
> What's happening at Geauga Lake, Ohio? How were the mileposts numbered?
> From the mainline or from downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
> I did ride the line twice. The first time in the Erie heavyweight coach
> that's at Utica, NY. I changed trains at Youngstown and went to Hoboken
> and NY. The second time was towards the end of #28's service. That was in
> a ex DL&W Phoebe Snow coach. Lackawanna Lance