A description of the territory seems like a good way to conduct a tour of The Friendly Service Route, as Erie Lackawanna
Railway was known. Our tour will be from East to West. In general, division points were also crew change points for through
line freight and passenger trains.1.NEW YORK DIVISION. Encompassed all ex Erie and ex Lackawanna trackage in the territory
bounded by Port Jervis,NY,Blairstown,NJ, and Hoboken Terminal.2.SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION reached from Port Jervis,NY through Hornell
(division hq) to UR (Union Road) interlocking at about MP421, just east of Bison Yard. 3.BUFFALO TERMINAL DIVISION.Covered
the territory between UR interlocking, Niagara Falls,Black Rock, and Lockport,NY.4.MAHONING DIVISION. Covered from Hornell,NY
to Brady Lake, Ohio, with branches to Cleveland, Lisbon, New Castle, and Oil City.It also included the BSW line down from
Buffalo and the Dunkirk branch between Dunkirk and Salamanca,NY plus the Bradford Branch down into Pennsylvania.
5.MARION DIVISION, Covered the territory between Brady Lake,Marion, and Dayton,Ohio and Marion and Chicago. Backtracking
a bit;6.SCRANTON DIVISION. Covered the territory betwen Blairstown,NJ,Binghamton, Utica, and Oswego,NY. Major terminals on
the Erie Lackawanna were located at Marion,Buffalo, and Croxton, NJ.