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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CR 6908 Allentown, PA 3/78

A pair of SD9's hold down the west end puller job 3/11/78

CR 6908 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

CR SD-9's 6908 and 6909 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 6909 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

A late day in August, 1978 has former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 working Allentown yard.

CR 6925 Allentown, PA 7-7-1979

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.

CR 6998 Allentown, PA 10/79

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

CR 6999 Bethlehem, PA 6-30-1979

CR 19121R N5 class ex-PC cabin joins CR SD-7 6999 at Allentown yard.

CR 6999 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

A rarity in Bethlehem as one of only two ex-PRR SD-7's shows fresh CR blue in July, 1979.

CR 6999 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

Showing off her fresh CR blue, one of only two ex-PRR SD-7's rolls by Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 7476 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

An ex LV GP-9 at the Sayre engine facility.

CR 7499 Manville, NJ 7/78

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.

CR 7551 at Easton, PA 10-10-79

Conrail GP10 7551 leads a local through the former LV station in Easton, PA on 10/10/79

CR 7610 Bethlehem, PA 5/78

A quartet of RS-11's make up a lite engine move to Manville, NJ

CR 7610 Sayre, PA 3-19-1978

4 ex LV RS-11's are departing Sayre with an Eastbound train.

CR 7610 Sayre, PA 3/19/1978

An Eastbound train departs Sayre with 4 RS-11s!

CR 7612 Allentown, PA 4-9-1977

CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) works the Allentown hump in April, 1977.

CR 7612 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

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.

CR 7612 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

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.

CR 7643 Allentown, PA 5-28-1977

Former LV RS-11 7643 (CR 7643) works the scenic Allentown yard in May, 1977.

CR 7643 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978

CR RS-11 7643, stenciled CR but still in Cornell red, works at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 7643 Bethlehem, PA 5-28-1977

Still adorned in Cornell red, LV RS11 7643 (CR 7643) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse.

CR 7643 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

Even at idle, former LV RS-11 7643 RS smokes it up at the Bethlehem turntable in August, 1977.

CR 7651 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR RS-11 7651 follows 7652 by Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 7651 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 7652 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

Two successively numbered RS-11's are becoming a rare sight in July, 1979 as CR 7652 and 7651 roll by Bethlehem steel.

CR 7652 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

Two successively numbered RS-11's are becoming a rare sight in July, 1979 as CR 7652 and 7651 roll by Bethlehem steel.

CR 7652 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 7652 West Portal, NJ 10-6-1979

ALC-1 has just gotten the signal at West Portal to proceed from main track to the single track west..

CR 7665 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

PRSL GP-38 2005 rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal.

CR 7870 leads ENOI at Freemansburg, PA 8/1/92

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

CR 7880 Manville, NJ 4-1999

Conrail 7880 is on the point of WPAL-10 at Port Reading Jct in Manville, NJ 4/1999.

CR 7912 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

Ex PC, EL, & LV power out number blue engines at Sayre.

CR 7983 Sayre, PA 3/24/1978

A crew puts their power and caboose away in the Sayre yard.

CR 8052 at Phillipsburg, NJ

Conrail GP38-2 8052 (ex-PC 8052) is seen trailing a set of Geeps at Phillipsburg, NJ in 1982.

CR 8059 and CR 8060 at Phillipsburg, PA

Conrail GP38-2s 8059 and 8060 is seen at Phillipsburg, PA in 1982.

CR 8066 Middlesex, NJ 11/83

OIAL-5 rolls down the tangent track next to the exCNJ main approaching Bound Brook......

CR 8087 at Allentown, PA 1996

WPAL-19 departs Allentown with a couple GP38's as power.

CP-Ham MP88.5 CR Lehigh Line

CR 8095 Sayre, PA 5/25/1979

An Eastbound departs Sayre under stormy skies. It started pouring just after I got this photo.

CR 8099 leads JN-5 at Bound Brook, NJ on 11/27/77

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.

CR 8100 Bethlehem, PA 12-17-1988

Former PC 8100, a phase II 1973-built GP-38-2, works at Bethlehem in December, 1988.

CR 8109 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

PC GP-38-2's 8109 and 7965 wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal.

CR 8123 on WPAL11 at Phillipsburg, NJ 9/6/97

Three Geeps bring local freight WPAL11 through Phillipsburg in 1997.

CR 8125 Sayre, PA 8/21/1979

A welded rail train heads up the connector from Sayre to the Southern Tier at Waverly.

CR 8127 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

A coal drag passes the Sayre station as it enters the yard.

CR 8419 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

CR 8419, ex-LV 8419 SW1, awaiting work at the Bethlehem roundhouse.

CR 8653 Hamilton Street Allentown, Pa 4-4-1979

Four SW8's power local freight LA-2 (Lehighton-Allentown) @ Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa

CR 8655 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

An ex LV SW-900m switches the yard and a caboose sits on the end of a train.

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