Saturday, 2 March 2019

lakawana limited or as pure as the driven snow

Drawing on several sources, Just a Car Guy introduces us to the passenger line operated by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad—later by the Erie Railway—that shuttled holiday-makers to resorts in the Poconos, marketing the prestige train as Phoebe Snow, to demonstrate how anthracite powered trains had cleaner exhaust than the steam locomotives of its competition. The engine was kept a pristine white, supposedly, to show when pulling into each station, that passengers need not suffer indignities of soiled clothes thanks to clean coal. Read more at the link up top.