Conrail's Lehigh Line - Page 3

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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A pair of SD9's hold down the west end puller job 3/11/78
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CR SD-9's 6908 and 6909 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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A late day in August, 1978 has former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 working Allentown yard.
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CR SD-38 6925 teams with MT-6 yard slug 1119 to work the Allentown hump in July, 1979.

Collinwood rebuilt ex-PC RSD-12 6857 into MT-6 1119 in May, 1979.

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SD7 6998 uses the Lehigh Line as a switching lead to position vans on SERU for Rutherford. The 6998 was one of two SD7's on the Conrail Roster. It and sister 6999 were built for the PRR's Madison Hill in Cinncinnati, OH
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CR 19121R N5 class ex-PC cabin joins CR SD-7 6999 at Allentown yard.
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A rarity in Bethlehem as one of only two ex-PRR SD-7's shows fresh CR blue in July, 1979.
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Showing off her fresh CR blue, one of only two ex-PRR SD-7's rolls by Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.
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An ex LV GP-9 at the Sayre engine facility.
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Lots of color at Sayre on this day.
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Theres a lite rain falling as the 7499 (former LV 305) idles outside the yard office. The 7499 was one of four GP18's (302-305) built for the Lehigh Valley.
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Conrail GP10 7551 leads a local through the former LV station in Easton, PA on 10/10/79
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A quartet of RS-11's make up a lite engine move to Manville, NJ
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4 ex LV RS-11's are departing Sayre with an Eastbound train.
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An Eastbound train departs Sayre with 4 RS-11s!
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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) works the Allentown hump in April, 1977.
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The quick paint coverup doesn't hide the Lehigh Valley on the sides of CR RS11 7612 (ex-LV 403) as the old Alco rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal between sister unit 7610 (ex-LV 401) and PC SD9 6908 in April, 1977.
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The quick paint coverup doesn't hide the Lehigh Valley on the sides of CR RS11 7612 (ex-LV 403) as the old Alco rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal with PC SD9 6908 in April, 1977.
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Former LV RS-11 7643 (CR 7643) works the scenic Allentown yard in May, 1977.
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CR RS-11 7643, stenciled CR but still in Cornell red, works at Bethlehem in July, 1978.
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Still adorned in Cornell red, LV RS11 7643 (CR 7643) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse.
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Even at idle, former LV RS-11 7643 RS smokes it up at the Bethlehem turntable in August, 1977.
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CR RS-11 7651 follows 7652 by Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.
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CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.
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Two successively numbered RS-11's are becoming a rare sight in July, 1979 as CR 7652 and 7651 roll by Bethlehem steel.
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Two successively numbered RS-11's are becoming a rare sight in July, 1979 as CR 7652 and 7651 roll by Bethlehem steel.
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CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.
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ALC-1 has just gotten the signal at West Portal to proceed from main track to the single track west..
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PRSL GP-38 2005 rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal.
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Conrail GP-38 #7697 leads a northbound through the mill at Triechlers, PA. October 1987.

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ENOI1 rounds the curve east of Bethlehem with a couple GP38's leading a C36-7. Some now-demolished buildings from Bethlehem Steel can be seen in the background. MP86.1 CR Lehigh Line
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Conrail 7880 is on the point of WPAL-10 at Port Reading Jct in Manville, NJ 4/1999.
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Ex PC, EL, & LV power out number blue engines at Sayre.
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Conrail GP-38 #7923 is shifting the mill in Treichlers, PA. October 1987

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A crew puts their power and caboose away in the Sayre yard.
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Conrail GP38-2 8052 (ex-PC 8052) is seen trailing a set of Geeps at Phillipsburg, NJ in 1982.
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Conrail GP38-2s 8059 and 8060 is seen at Phillipsburg, PA in 1982.
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OIAL-5 rolls down the tangent track next to the exCNJ main approaching Bound Brook......
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WPAL-19 departs Allentown with a couple GP38's as power.

CP-Ham MP88.5 CR Lehigh Line

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An Eastbound departs Sayre under stormy skies. It started pouring just after I got this photo.
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GP38-2 8099 is still unpatched in late 1977 as it leads Jersey City-Niagara Falls train JN-5 through Bound Brook. Trailing in the consist is U25B 2626 and GP40-2 3275 (still in RDG paint). The 8099 later became NS 5294, while the 3275 went to NS as their 3000. Note the water jug on the nose of the 8099.
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Former PC 8100, a phase II 1973-built GP-38-2, works at Bethlehem in December, 1988.
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PC GP-38-2's 8109 and 7965 wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal.
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Three Geeps bring local freight WPAL11 through Phillipsburg in 1997.
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A welded rail train heads up the connector from Sayre to the Southern Tier at Waverly.
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A coal drag passes the Sayre station as it enters the yard.
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Conrail GP-38-2 #8281 leads an eastbound coal train through what is now CP-88 in Bethlehem, PA. February 28, 1982

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CR 8419, ex-LV 8419 SW1, awaiting work at the Bethlehem roundhouse.
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Four SW8's power local freight LA-2 (Lehighton-Allentown) @ Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa
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An ex LV SW-900m switches the yard and a caboose sits on the end of a train.

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