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Old 12-24-2010, 04:27 PM   #27
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I have told this story before, and will tell it again, but when I was ten and all the locomotives that I knew in the world were the Athearn models in the Walther's Catalog, my dad took my brother and me to some of the Erie Lackawanna commuter yards in an our area. When I saw my first E8 (Erie Lackawanna 823) I thought it was an F7. I had never heard of an E8. My dad corrected me and I just stared in awe. Then my dad said something along the lines of "this boring sheet metal is what killed the Erie's Pacifics and Berkshires... too bad you didn't get to see those."
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