LT Alco C-424

Lackawanna Terminal Railway C-424 Locomotives

Lackawanna Terminal Railway C-424s numbered 2402, 2401, and 2401 reverse across the diamond at East Buffalo Junction on their way to the fuel pit after having cut off their train in the East Buffalo yard. The train will be re-blocked for pickup by the Norfolk Southern for forwarding to points west and south.  

Lackawanna Terminal Railway C-424 2402 and sisters bring a train through East Buffalo Yard a day after leaving Croxton Yard in Secaucus, New Jersey picking up and delivering cars to industries on its way. The train Extra 2402 West, a long distance local, was re-crewed in Binghamton , New York and switched industries between there and DePew, New York. The crew is on overtime now and the Yardmaster is anxious to get the train in the yard and the crew off duty to avoid further costs to the company. 

(Engines painted by Tom Markert)

Constructed for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad in 1964 as their 2401-2415, these units introduced the Century line to the EL. The purchase of these locomotives also introduced the Century line to the Lackawanna Terminal Railway. Their massive pulling power found these units first on the point of coal drags and long, low priority freights. After the arrival of bigger power these engines were relegated to through and local freight service where their quick loading made them popular with crews doing a lot of switching. 

Here we see the first of the class waiting outside the Scranton locomotive shop for its regularly scheduled preventative maintenance inspection.

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