Erie E8's to Honesdale
FastCounter by bCentral
The first trip for the freshly repainted URHS former
New Jersey Transit E8's was an excursion back to home rails and all the
way to Honesdale PA. The trip was made possible with cooperation from Conrail,
NJT and the Lackawaxen and Sturbridge railroad.
One of the very few stops on the trip was taken in this field to the
east of Honesdale. The E's are coupled up to a pair of Pennsylvania railroad
Here is a side view of the 835, showing all 70'3" of the standard E-unit.
Just after the excursion train had arrived at Honesdale the Lackawaxen
and Sturbridge's own excursion train was leaving on its daily run.
The train was being led by a rare BL2, as only 57 of these locomotives
were ever built.
The Lackawaxen and Sturbridge's CF7 helped with the switching of the
excursion train so it could leave faster.
The E-units then pulled around the train in order to couple on to the
After coupling back up to the train the E8's are pumping up the air
in anticipation for departure.
A full head on shot shows all 14' 10.5" that the E8 stands
The final shot before boarding the train was of a railroading symbol
that no longer can be seen, the great logo of the Erie Railroad.
to the Photos
to Railfanning in the Northeast