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RE: (erielack) Worked On The Railroad CLP&E



Rick,

Didn't the EL use this branch for a detour in the 60s when there was a wreck 
on the ERIE???


>From: RJFlei_@_aol.com
>Reply-To: RJFlei_@_aol.com
>To: erielack_@_lists.railfan.net
>Subject: (erielack) Worked On The Railroad   CLP&E
>Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 21:19:24 EDT
>
>List,
>
>This is a bit of tongue and cheek - CLP&E wasn't a real railroad.
>
>Back in the early seventies I was a volunteer for the Conneaut Lake Park &
>Eastern RR. Some of you from the Penn-Ohio area may remember this - that 
>is, if
>your old enough.
>
>This was the operation of the Midwest Railway Historical Foundation out of
>the Cleveland - Akron area. Power was ex-GTW 2-8-2 #  4070. The railroad 
>was
>operated on the Conneaut Lake Park Branch of the Bessemar & Lake Erie RR. 
>The
>line ran from Lynce's Junction on the Bessemer's Meadville Branch to 
>Conneaut
>Lake Park, a distance of about 1.4 miles.
>
>Here's the EL content - At one time the Erie used the Meadville Branch as a
>second mainline. Also, up in the park at one time were six? tracks for
>excursion trains from the B&LE, PRR, Erie, NYC, and B&O. If you have ever 
>been there,
>this was near the corousel parking lot, where some cottages were.  I think 
>the
>Erie used to have their company picnics there.
>
>There was also a tower and a water tank there at one time. The park was
>originally owned by the Bessemer
>
>Rick Fleischer
>ELHS  1426
>Cortland, Oh.
>
>
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