RailPictures.Net Photo: PLE 2808 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie GE U28B at Mentor, Ohio by Charles Freericks
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» Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (more..)
» GE U28B (more..)
» Plaza Road 
» Mentor, Ohio, USA (more..)
» December 28, 1978
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» PLE 2808 (more..)
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» Charles Freericks (more..)
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Despite having tried to railfan the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie main once, this U28B quartet lead overhead is the only Pittsburgh & Lake Erie train I ever saw in my lifetime and it was on the Norfolk & Western in Mentor, Ohio. A friend and I had his dad's car and were railfanning while his dad was taking meetings on a business trip. We planted ourselves at what I now believe was the Plaza Road grade crossing, where we could run from the Conrail line to the Norfolk & Western line, and not miss a thing. Gateway (Youngstown) to Bellevue train during that time frame, this was an overhead rights move on Norfolk & Western that used the Youngstown Line to Ashtabula, on former Penn Central trackage rights that Conrail was then fighting, and then took the former Nickel Plate west. These trains often had N&W power as well as P&LE. Mentor OH, 12/28/78, Charles Freericks Photo
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