Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&E Branch questions

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Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&E Branch questions

Post by frankgaron2 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:14 pm

Hi All:

Had a few questions on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&L Branch in Youngstown and would really appreciate any & all answers!

1. What was the main purpose of the line as built? To serve local steel mills or provide a better connection to the NYC/PRR etc than going through downtown Youngstown?

2. When was it single-tracked?

3. When was it actually abandoned and why?

4. Can anybody help me pinpoint exactly where Graham Tower and MY Tower were? Were Girard tower and MY Tower one and the same?

5. Where did the traffic go at the MY Tower end and was the P&LE power swapped out there?



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