Heheh, I was expecting to see something a little more grandiose to qualify as a "large" electric.
I've always been curious about the DL&W, Erie and LV's terminal operations across the Hudson. I've not seen much coverage of them, either in print or photos. The tugs have gotten some attention.
One of these days, I'm going to have to make good on my long-ago mentioned "threat"
to paint an HO scale GG1 in DL&W livery, as well as a companion Erie unit. In my opinion, both liveries would be stunning on the GG1.
I think mainline electrification beyond the M&E Division, using the GG1 or a comparable design would have been a not-so-implausible solution for the Lackawanna, particularly on the grades out of Scranton. After all, VGN operated its electrified district successfully (and economically) for decades. MILW's was less successful from an economic standpoint, but could finally have redeemed itself if it had been upgraded rather than deactivated at the start of the 1970s energy crisis.
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