Follow the travails of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western as they merge into the Erie Lackawanna in 1960 through the eyes (and camera) of a Lackawanna official.
Since this was basically an 'East End' merger. The territory covered by this book is the east end of the E-L. Also it is organized chronologically beginning in the early 1950s and ending in the mid-1970s before Conrail. The personal anecdotes and opinions of author Canfield make this a delightful story.
Erie Lackawanna: The Reluctant Road to Merger, pp. 4-39;
Merger Misery: The First Years, pp. 40-75;
Renaissance: Bill White to the Rescue, pp. 76-81;
The Phoebe Snow, pp. 82-85;
A Detailed Look at Some EL Points of Interest, pp. 86-94;
Blessed (') With Branch Lines in the N. Y. Metropolitan Area, pp. 95-103;
A Change in Motive Power Policy, pp. 104-107;
The Lingering Death of Long-Haul Passenger Service, pp. 108-113;
The Delaware Division Revisited, pp. 114-118;
Action on the Swale, pp. 119-123;
Some Random E-L Memories, pp. 124-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Color photographs with captions.