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Lake Cities (train)

This article is about the Erie Railroad train. For the Amtrak service, see Lake Cities (Amtrak train).

The Lake Cities was a passenger train operated by the Erie Railroad and its successor the Erie Lackawanna Railway between Chicago, and New York City.

The Lake Cities began in 1939 as the Midlander, a Jersey City-Chicago service with sections to Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. Unlike other New York-Chicago runs, it bypassed Buffalo to the south and ran through the Southern Tier of New York State.[1]

A few years before the Erie's 1960 merger with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the Lake Cities began running into the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, rather than the Erie's Pavonia Terminal, in Jersey City. Between 1961 and 1962, the train was known as the "Chicago Lake Cities/Buffalo Lake Cities", but reverted to Lake Cities again. Sleeper service ended on October 28, 1962. In connection with the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the Lake Cities was renamed The World's Fair from April 26 until October 25, 1964. Originally routed via Port Jervis en route to Bingamton over the traditional Erie lines, by the latter part of the 1960s it was routed over the Lackwanna's Poconos line after the elimination of the Phoebe Snow line in 1966. On November 28, 1966, the Lake Cities regained diner and sleeper service to compensate for the withdrawal of the Phoebe Snow (which had its final run the previous day), but by 1967 the sleeping service went no further west than Marion, Ohio, while the dining car stopped at Huntington, Indiana.

The Erie Lackawanna withdrew the train on January 6, 1970.[2]:145–149

Station stops

State City Milepost[3] Station
New Jersey Hoboken Script error: No such module "convert". Hoboken Terminal
Newark Script error: No such module "convert". Newark
East Orange Script error: No such module "convert". Brick Church
Summit Script error: No such module "convert". Summit
Dover Script error: No such module "convert". Dover
Blairstown Script error: No such module "convert". Blairstown
Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg Script error: No such module "convert". East Stroudsburg
Barrett Township Script error: No such module "convert". Cresco
Pocono Summit Script error: No such module "convert". Pocono Summit
Scranton Script error: No such module "convert". Scranton
New York Binghamton Script error: No such module "convert". Binghamton
Waverly Script error: No such module "convert". Waverly
Elmira Script error: No such module "convert". Elmira
Corning Script error: No such module "convert". Corning
Hornell Script error: No such module "convert". Hornell
Wellsville Script error: No such module "convert". Wellsville
Olean Script error: No such module "convert". Olean
Salamanca Script error: No such module "convert". Salamanca
Randolph Script error: No such module "convert". Randolph
Jamestown Script error: No such module "convert". Jamestown (Chautauqua Lake)
Pennsylvania Corry Script error: No such module "convert". Corry
Meadville Script error: No such module "convert". Meadville
Greenville Script error: No such module "convert". Greenville
Sharon Script error: No such module "convert". Sharon
Ohio Youngstown Script error: No such module "convert". Youngstown
Warren Script error: No such module "convert". Warren
Kent Script error: No such module "convert". Kent
Akron Script error: No such module "convert". Akron
Ashland Script error: No such module "convert". Ashland
Mansfield Script error: No such module "convert". Mansfield
Galion Script error: No such module "convert". Galion
Marion Script error: No such module "convert". Marion
Lima Script error: No such module "convert". Lima
Indiana Huntington Script error: No such module "convert". Huntington
Rochester Script error: No such module "convert". Rochester
Hammond Script error: No such module "convert". Hammond
Illinois Chicago Script error: No such module "convert". Dearborn Station

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