Erie [Erie Lackawanna]
Youngstown, Ohio
July 30, 1970

It's hard to believe that you're in downtown Youngstown, Ohio here, but this eastbound Erie Lackawanna freight has just passed the Erie's downtown station and is only a few blocks from Himrod Junction. Youngstown State University is a few blocks to the north, and Stroud's department store just southwest of here. This photo is looking east from Wick Avenue, a major thoroughfare which passes through the downtown financial district to the south. Note the gondolas loaded with steel slabs; the Erie played a major part in Youngstown's steel industry. Today this line is completely gone, but the trees remain.

This page posted 6/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.