Conrail's Lehigh Line - Page 2

The Conrail Lehigh Line most people are familiar with is the link between Bethlehem, PA and Oak Island Yard in Newark, NJ utilizing a mixture of former Lehigh Valley and CNJ trackage. However, the Lehigh Line/Lehigh Secondary also extended north into the former Anthracite country of PA, running through Jim Thorpe and Sayre, eventually reaching a connection with the Southern Tier in New York.

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CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (4)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585), and a PC U-boat, through Bethlehem in April, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (5)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight through Bethlehem on April 9, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (6)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight through Bethlehem on April 9, 1977.

CR 3802 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR GP-9B 3802 at Allentown yard in January, 1978.

CR 4144 Roselle Park, NJ 7-1998

CR 4144 is on the point of ALSE at Roselle, Park, NJ on a very hazy, hot and humid day in July of 1998.

CR 5487 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

It's April, 1977 and LV RS-3 211 waits for another assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal.

Late in June, the RS-3 will be renumbered CR 5487.

CR 5487 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

LV RS-3 211 (CR 5487) idling alongside D&H GP39-2 7410 (ex-RDG 3410) and CR NW-2 9243 (ex-LV 181) at Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977.

CR 5639 Manville, NJ 4-1999

CR 5639, SP 7385 and UP 9225 are on OIPI going off the Lehigh Line onto the Trenton Line at Port Reading Jct. in Manville, NJ 4/1999.

CR 5969 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5969 (ex-EL 1231) leads 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) behind an ex-PC GP-38 at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5972 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run second, third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5972 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

A pair of ex EL geeps, ex LV power, ex PC power and CR blue at the Sayre Engine facility.

CR 5984 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5984 (ex-EL 1246) and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 6015 at New Market Pond

A C39-8 and CRL 504, a C30-7, lead an eastbound autorack train past New Market Pond. Photo taken from the Washington Avenue bridge before it was rebuilt with barricade fence.

CR 6031 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

PC SD-35 6031 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (1)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (2)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (3)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (4)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (5)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (6)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6083 Steel City, PA 8-4-1977

SD45 6083 and U33C 6549 lead JN-5 west on Track 2 @ Steel City, Pa

CR 6186 on ALSE6 at Bound Brook, NJ 7/16/93

A pair of then-new C40-8Ws bring Allentown-Selkirk manifest ALSE through Bound Brook in the summer of 1993.

CR 6225 Bound Brook, NJ 8-1998

CR 6225 is on the point of OIPI at Bound Brook, NJ 8/1998

CR 6230 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

D&H GP-39-2's 7610 and 7614 are coupled up with CR SD-45 6230 at Bethlehem in April, 1977.

CR 6244 at Allentown, PA on 8/17/88

SD40 6244 and another SD40 bring an eastbound manifest into the receiving yard at Allentown.

CR 6301 Sayre, PA 3/4/1979

A pair of Eastbounds at the Sayre yard.

CR 6334 Bethlehem, PA 12-1988

Rolling toward the steam-era coaling tower at the Bethlehem engine terminal, CR SD-40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) leads sister-unit 6303 (ex-PC 6050) through Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 6336 east CGAL Athens 07161994

Not strictly the Southern Tier, but close enough. CGAL smokes up as it gets underway at the block limit sign in Athens PA, on the former Lehigh Valley.

CR 6336 east CGAL Ransom PA 07161994

The late afternoon sun hits the nose of CR 6336 as it rolls CGAL toward Coxton yard.

CR 6336 east CGAL Wyalusing 07161994

CGAL and a few of its 71 cars that day seen from a vantage point on the Wyalusing Rocks, near their namesake town.

CR 6344 at Lehighton, PA 7/78

Conrail SD40 6344 is seen leading a train on the Lehigh Line at Lehighton, PA in July, 1978

CR 6352 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR SD40 6352 (ex-PC 6099) shows accident damage to the fuel tank and side railing at Allentown yard in June, 1978.

CR 6362 Sayre, PA 1/79

A crew waits for a westbound as SD40-2 6362 idles at the ready track 1/15/79

CR 6492 Hillside, NJ 6/80

Outbound SEAL-7 meets inbound PYSE-7 as it rolls next to RT22 and Weequahic Park at Hillside, NJ. NOTE: the World Trade Center Towers in the upper right hand corner.....

CR 64951 Bethlehem, PA 12-17-1988

MOW gondola CR 64951 and CR 527342 rest at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1988.

CR 6522 leads SEAL at Bound Brook, PA in January 1985

An SD40-2 and two GP35s lead Selkirk-Allentown train SEAL through Bound Brook in early 1985. Not long after this date the Lehigh Line will be reduced to single track between here and CP-POTTER in Edison, NJ. The third unit in this lashup is still wearing PC paint.

CR 6541 Allentown, PA 12-26-1978

With a light coating of snow, former PC U33C 6541 works Allentown yard in December, 1978.

CR 6565 at Allentown, PA 1994

The crew gets on board some power as they prepare to build ALSR's train.

CR 6587 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR U36C 6587, ex-EL 3316, in the middle of a trio of units near Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 6587 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR U36C 6587, ex-EL 3316, rests between assignments at Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 6609* Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C30-7 6609* Test Unit follows SD40-2 6417 through Bethlehem in July, 1978. 

The 10 C30-7 3,000hp units were the first new six-axle power purchased by Conrail in 1977.

*Like 6609, many of the 10 C30-7's added a star and "Test Unit" under the model designation.

CR 6639 Allentown, PA 12-1988

CR C36-7 6639 leads GP-40 3053 and B23-7 1933 at Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 6640 leads OIAL at Bound Brook, NJ 10/85

Two fairly unusual C36-7's (6640 and 6622) lead OIAL through Bound Brook. MP33 CR Lehigh Line

CR 6697 at Easton, PA July 1978

Conrail SDP45 6697 is seen crossing the Delaware River near Easton, PA in July, 1978

CR 6697 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR GP38-2 8112, U36C 6587, and SDP45 6697 run light near Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 6771 leads ENSE at Grandin, NJ 5/9/93

An SD50 and two SD40-2's (one of which in NS paint) lead ENSE9 through Readington Twp. MP59.1 CR Lehigh Line

CR 6792 Sayre, PA 6/24/1979

A big, blue, C-636 idles at the service area in Sayre.

CR 6867 Bound Brook, NJ 8-1998

CR 6867 is on the point of PIOI at Bound Brook, NJ 8/1998

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