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Just down the hill from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was the "College" station of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. The sole remaining P&LE passenger train, which ran until July 1985, started here every weekday morning for one trip to Pittsburgh and then came back in the evening. Not long after I made this picture, the train made its last run. Here the train is put away for the weekend, its tail end hiding under the bridge to Eastvale (date approx).
Date: 6/1/1985 Location: Beaver Falls, PA   Map Show Beaver Falls on a rail map Views: 1372 Collection Of:   Geneva Short
Locomotives: PLE 1501(GP7)    Author:  Geneva Short
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Picture Categories: Scenic,Station,Passenger This picture is part of album:  Pittsburgh and Lake Erie
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Joseph Bishop General Awesome Catch! 9/12/2011 9:31:33 AM
Geneva Short General Thanks! I wish I had taken more... 9/12/2011 2:03:28 PM
Olaf Junges General Non Amtrak passenger train, cool catch, nice shot! 9/14/2011 1:18:23 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Great shot. 9/19/2011 7:21:57 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Homepage, congrats. 10/3/2011 3:02:13 PM
Robert Farkas General This makes 1985 and the P&LE seem so far away. Good catch. 11/29/2011 8:11:12 PM
Dennis Weber General Nice Shot. 3/13/2012 7:13:54 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Homepage, still cool too. 6/7/2012 7:40:48 PM
Roberto Alaniz General I always loved the ornate P&LE logo. Great photo. 1/12/2013 6:50:50 PM
Jerry LaBoda General You ought to submit the shot to Passenger Train Journal or some other publication... the orientation is perfect for a cover shot!!! Thanks for sharing it!!! 6/17/2013 9:44:35 AM
Tom Beckett General I never got to see this in action-lived in NY, too far to get to Pitt with the time I had available-or for that matter, the P&LE. It was such a prosperous road in those days. Hard to believe it just dried up and vanished. 8/31/2016 3:03:18 AM

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