Photo 13-JWA-31

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Former site of the Laketon Grain elevator and the Erie Lackawanna station. Laketon Grain burned down in the late '60s, and the EL station was torn down in '72. It looks like there's still on of Erie's signature octagonal concrete phone booths toward the center near the tracks. The track was removed in the early '80s and relaid in '91, connecting to the nearby Norfolk Southern Marion Branch. Tankers are left over by what used to be Bolivar Junction, and are transported down this track to the Laketon oil refinery.

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