Lake Erie Railroad
May 16, 2013
Welcome to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Historical Society web site. We hope that you will find many interesting and informative items on these pages, and will come back to visit us often.
May 16, 2013 - Update! We recieve photos of sample cars from Accurail. Click the photo for a larger view . . .
February 12, 2013 - Updated - the art for the boxcars now
has the correct Deep Water Green color. Sorry for any confusion that it caused
. . .
Cars will be produced by Accurail decorated in appropriate Penn Central "Deep Water Green" paint with graphics approved by the P&LE Historical Society. One car is "Return Empty to Youngstown, Ohio" and the other is "Return Empty to McKees Rocks, Penn." Price is $40.00 for the set of two cars + $8.00 Shipping & Handling via USPS Priority Mail.
Delivery is expected in June, 2013, pre-orders are being accepted
May 16, 2013 - STATUS UPDATE!
Road names and numbers available: P&LE 530, Montour 36
March 6, 2013 - We have approximately TEN boxcar sets remaining before they are sold out! Thanks to all for your continued support!
This car project utilizes Accurail's 40' boxcar (Series 3500) with appropriate paint and graphics. Quantities are limited to 75 Sets. Price is $55.00 for the set of three cars + $8.00 Shipping & Handling via USPS Priority Mail.
Delivery is expected in December, 2012 and orders are being
November 28, 2012
Leading off this issue of The Little Giant is a history of the Allegheny and South Side Railway by Derrick Brashear. The A&SS was a Pittsburgh switching line that served the industries on the south side of the Monongahela River, between 3rd Street and 21st Street. Photos from the University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center illustrate most of the A&SS locomotive roster and the industries that the railway served. Also included are 1917 and 1948 maps of the railway.
Dan Piesik tells the tale of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad boxcar 36271. The boxcar was acquired by the railroad in September, 1929 and carried freight until it was written out in April 1964. The boxcar was sold to Perryopolis Feed and Supply and used for many years for storage. In June 2010 the boxcar was restored and moved to the Boston Trail head on the Youghiogheny River Trail by the Mon Yough Trail Council.
Every Fall in Western Pennsylvania football becomes the focus of nearly every Pittsburgh resident. Kevin Tomasic provides an interesting photo essay that follows a waybill handoff between P&LE and Conrail conductors that honors the best football traditions.
We hope you enjoy this issue of The Little Giant.
August 7, 2012
Decal sets can be ordered through the PLERRHS Bookstore order form, available in PDF format: PLERRHS Bookstore Order Form.