Lackawanna Terminal Railway's SD-45 Locomotives
(Engine repainted by Scott Lupia)

The EMD SD-45, along with the ex-PC  and ex-EL U33Cs have become the mainstay of the Lackawanna Terminal Railway's heavy haulers and pull the majority of freights between Croxton Yard and Buffalo due to the heavy grades on the east end of the railroad where high horsepower, large traction motors, and plenty of sand are needed to keep the railroad fluid. Above, SD-45 3602 is waiting for another pull eastbound out of Scranton with whatever type of train requires her services.

Below we catch the 3602 as the middle unit between two U33C locomotives after returning from delivering a train to Conrail. They are heavy on fuel so they will be dispatched on the next eastbound to Croxton yard in Secaucus, New Jersey leaving in a few hours.

Lackawanna Terminal Railway SD-45 3605 and leased SD-45 9018 bang across the diamond at East Buffalo Junction with interchange traffic for CSX at Seneca Yard. The 3605 was pressed into service with a quick maintenance check and  paint out of the Erie-Lackawanna logos and name.

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