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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EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585), and a PC U-boat, through Bethlehem in April, 1977.
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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.
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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.
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CR GP-9B 3802 at Allentown yard in January, 1978.
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Some power for ALCS rests in the yard.
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CR 4144 is on the point of ALSE at Roselle, Park, NJ on a very hazy, hot and humid day in July of 1998.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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A pair of ex EL geeps, ex LV power, ex PC power and CR blue at the Sayre Engine facility.
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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.
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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.
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PC SD-35 6031 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.
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SD45 6083 and U33C 6549 lead JN-5 west on Track 2 @ Steel City, Pa
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A pair of then-new C40-8Ws bring Allentown-Selkirk manifest ALSE through Bound Brook in the summer of 1993.
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CR 6225 is on the point of OIPI at Bound Brook, NJ 8/1998
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D&H GP-39-2's 7610 and 7614 are coupled up with CR SD-45 6230 at Bethlehem in April, 1977.
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SD40 6244 and another SD40 bring an eastbound manifest into the receiving yard at Allentown.
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A pair of Eastbounds at the Sayre yard.
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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.
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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.
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The late afternoon sun hits the nose of CR 6336 as it rolls CGAL toward Coxton yard.
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CGAL and a few of its 71 cars that day seen from a vantage point on the Wyalusing Rocks, near their namesake town.
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Conrail SD40 6344 is seen leading a train on the Lehigh Line at Lehighton, PA in July, 1978
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CR SD40 6352 (ex-PC 6099) shows accident damage to the fuel tank and side railing at Allentown yard in June, 1978.
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A crew waits for a westbound as SD40-2 6362 idles at the ready track 1/15/79
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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.....
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MOW gondola CR 64951 and CR 527342 rest at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1988.
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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.
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With a light coating of snow, former PC U33C 6541 works Allentown yard in December, 1978.
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The crew gets on board some power as they prepare to build ALSR's train.
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CR U36C 6587, ex-EL 3316, in the middle of a trio of units near Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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CR U36C 6587, ex-EL 3316, rests between assignments at Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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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.

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CR C36-7 6639 leads GP-40 3053 and B23-7 1933 at Allentown yard in December, 1988.
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Two fairly unusual C36-7's (6640 and 6622) lead OIAL through Bound Brook. MP33 CR Lehigh Line
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Conrail SDP45 6697 is seen crossing the Delaware River near Easton, PA in July, 1978
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CR GP38-2 8112, U36C 6587, and SDP45 6697 run light near Bethlehem in June, 1978.
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Two SD50s bring the ENOI through CP-Bound Brook in the afternoon.
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An SD50 and two SD40-2's (one of which in NS paint) lead ENSE9 through Readington Twp. MP59.1 CR Lehigh Line
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A big, blue, C-636 idles at the service area in Sayre.
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CR 6867 is on the point of PIOI at Bound Brook, NJ 8/1998

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