Forty years ago, it was common knowledge that the Lehigh Valley Railroad would cease to exist on the coming April 1. I made a commitment to capture as much of the Lehigh Valley as I could in the f... (more)
The two hottest trains on the Lehigh Valley were the intermodal Apollo and manifest Mercury, both running between Oak Island and Buffalo with no yard work along the way. If they were on time, bot... (more)
A Lehigh Valley westbound changes crews at Packerton Yard.
Three U23Bs lead a southbound on the LV mainline at the junction with the Ithaca Branch The track underneath the locomotives and the Ithaca Branch is still used by the Norfolk Southern today, but... (more)
An eastbound led by three Alco C628s pauses at the west end telephone shanty before entering Coxton Yard.
The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
In a scene that will soon disappear forever, an unpatched Lehigh Valley NW2 spends the weekend next to the Coxton sanding tower. In general, the local units hung on to their legacy roads’ numbers ... (more)
Lehigh Valley 128 is right at home in Coxton yard, but the Erie-Lackawanna units are in territory that is only newly familiar some thirteen months after both railroads were absorbed by Conrail. LV... (more)
Class Alco and Lima power meet in Scranton. NKP 765 is moving from the roundhouse to the yard to be refueled while a pair of Alco C420s look on.
A perfect set of EMD F7's A-B-B-A in the lead F7(A) 564. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
LV RS Allentown engine facility
Four U23B's roll an eastbound train into Treichlers. The Lehigh Valley's last new power was financed by URSA as a precursor to Conrail.
Train AM-1, with 74 cars and interleaved C420's and RS11's, passes the New Jersey Zinc Company's west plant in Palmerton. The zinc company was by far the largest employer in Palmerton, but the by-... (more)
The "Hazleton man" rolls through the village of Treichlers on a hot July day. With five LV dynamic brake-equipped SW8's, a few cars of mixed freight, and a string of empty hoppers for th... (more)