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.
Contents: 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.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.