Conrail's Lehigh Line - Page 5

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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EMDX 7002 Bethlehem, PA 3-31-1993

EMDX 7002 and a pair of other SD70M test beds are seen on train OIEN waiting for a re-crew at Bethlehem, PA on 3/31/1993. The brand-new units sit in stark contrast to the overgrown remains of Florence Yard...in a mere 2 and a half years, the blast furnaces in the background at Bethlehem Steel will all be cold and empty.

Lehigh Valley overpass Easton, PA 12-17-1988

The multi-track bridge over Rt. 611 in Easton, PA still bears the Lehigh Valley name in December, 1988.

LV 4566 Bethlehem, PA 5-28-1977

LV 4566 crane and gondola 93234 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in May, 1977.

LV Freight station Easton, PA 12-17-1988

Underneath Easton Tower, the former Lehigh Valley freight station still shows it's name in December, 1988.

LV Freight station Easton, PA 12-17-1988

With the Easton tower and signal bridge in the background, the former LV freight station's Delaware riverside doors are seen in December, 1988.

Multi-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

A view from Rt. 611 shows one of the two girder bridges in Easton on a cold December day in 1988.

Multi-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

One of the two girder bridges spanning the Delaware river viewed from near Easton tower on a cold December day in 1988.

Multi-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

One of the two girder bridges spanning the Delaware river viewed from near Easton tower on a cold December day in 1988.  This former double track line was downgraded to support only a single track, as evidenced by the removal of the westbound track.

Multi-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

Parallel girder bridges span the Delaware river as viewed from near Easton tower on a cold December day in 1988.

Multi-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

Another view of the parallel girder bridges that span the Delaware river as viewed from near Easton tower on a cold December day in 1988.

NS 2717 Bethlehem, PA 2-18-1991

NS GP38 (ex-SR) 2717 rides second in a light engine move through Bethlehem in February, 1991.

NS 8032 Bethlehem, PA 2-18-1991

NS C30-7 8032 at the tail end of a light engine move through Bethlehem in February, 1991.

NS 8541 Bethlehem, PA 2-18-1991

NS C36-7 8541 leads a light engine move through Bethlehem in February, 1991.

OIAL-8 SD40-2 6439 Royce, NJ

OIAL-8 westbound @ Royce, NJ SD40-2 6439 and CSX C40-8's 7558 and 7533 power the train

PLM 3104 Bethlehem, PA 2-18-1991

Preferred Lease Mgmt SD40M-2 #3104 (ex-UP SD40 3104) rides third in a light NS engine move through Bethlehem in February, 1991.

Sayre Station Area Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

A view of the engine service area and station at Sayre.

Single-track bridge Easton, PA 12-17-1988

There was no traffic on the single-track bridge that crosses the Delaware river, as viewed from Easton towards Phillipsburg, on a December day in 1988.

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