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Do you live in or near an L&HR town. The L&HRs long arm reached up to not only Maybrook NY but with its leases as far as Allentown and even Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk. Check out the L&HR Maps and the CNJ from Phillipsburg to Allentown and Jim Thorpe and post whatever pics and info you have.  
 
I live in Belvidere NJ and here's a shot with power just below town at a place called Foul Rift NJ...
 
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Great thread idea! I live in the L&NE and DL&W town of Nazareth, but live near the L&HR routes. Here's the NS H70 coal train at Roxburg, near Foul Rift.


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The L&HR Maybrook-Allentown freights terminated at the CNJ's Allentown Yard via the CNJ main line through trackage rights agreement.

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Thanks for coming in Bryan! I think you were the one that told me about the Allentown to Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk lease.
 
Charlie O gave me some great thread ideas and this was one of them!  
 
Thanks Charles!
 
Jim...  
 
Bryan - I guess this would be the nearest L&HR spot in relation to Nazareth. The CNJ at Bethlehem. The L&NE connects just above this station right? Did you have any pics of a train coming off the CNJ/L&HR and turning up the L&NE to Nazareth at this location. Love to see 'em or I am eager to go get some if not...  


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Don't be shy everyone. If you ever lived in or near a L&HR town you're in. Maybrook NY through NJ to Phillipsburg NJ/Easton PA. Easton PA to Allentown PA and Allentown PA to Jim Thorpe PA. There are lots of towns in between so All Aboard...
 
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Thanks for coming in Bryan! I think you were the one that told me about the Allentown to Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk lease.
 
Charlie O gave me some great thread ideas and this was one of them!  
 
Thanks Charles!
 
Jim...  
 
Bryan - I guess this would be the nearest L&HR spot in relation to Nazareth. The CNJ at Bethlehem. The L&NE connects just above this station right? Did you have any pics of a train coming off the CNJ/L&HR and turning up the L&NE to Nazareth at this location. Love to see 'em or I am eager to go get some if not...  

 
Yup, I have some The LNE diverged at the interlocking JU, now called CP-JU (Controlled Point JU). Here's the work train 90M shoving up the Cement Secondary. This train had to be pushed up the LNE because they were spreading rock ballast to repair damages from Hurricane Ivan. The last cars are on the LNE while the the head end cars and the engines are on the CNJ/L&HR.
 
 


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« Reply #6 on: Feb 16th, 2005, 9:46am »
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In May of 1986, I moved into The Ascot Park Apartments on Mulford Road in Andover. I could see the L&HR from my bedroom window, but there are no pictures of any trains. I went to work one morning and saw the track machines there and when I came home, the tracks were gone. There is a happy ending though. About a mile up the road, they were in the process of rebuilding the NYS&W. Although I missed the L&HR, the Suzy-Q was simply awesome at easing the pain. I have many videos of the rebuilding and the operation over the years. As a side note, one of my bands use to rehearse in Lake Iliff  (1979-81) and on a number of occasions, I would see Conrail's attempts to operate the little bit of remaining business on the line, usually with a black PC geep. One time on my way home, I stopped at the flashing lights only to wake up an hour later with the lights still flashing and no train within miles. At that point, I felt it was OK to carefully cross the tracks.  

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 16th, 2005, 3:06pm »
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I live about 20-25 miles West of Jim Thorpe. Not sure if that counts or not. Great thread, Jim. Can't wait to see it take off (even more then it already has).
 
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on Feb 16th, 2005, 9:46am, denjct wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In May of 1986, I moved into The Ascot Park Apartments on Mulford Road in Andover. I could see the L&HR from my bedroom window, but there are no pictures of any trains. I went to work one morning and saw the track machines there and when I came home, the tracks were gone. There is a happy ending though. About a mile up the road, they were in the process of rebuilding the NYS&W. Although I missed the L&HR, the Suzy-Q was simply awesome at easing the pain. I have many videos of the rebuilding and the operation over the years. As a side note, one of my bands use to rehearse in Lake Iliff  (1979-81) and on a number of occasions, I would see Conrail's attempts to operate the little bit of remaining business on the line, usually with a black PC geep. One time on my way home, I stopped at the flashing lights only to wake up an hour later with the lights still flashing and no train within miles. At that point, I felt it was OK to carefully cross the tracks.  

 
Wow!!! What a neat story!!! Do you have any pics you can share on the nearby Susie Q or the PC engine working the bit o' L&HR?
 
Thanks for coming in!
 
Jim...  
 
 


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on Feb 16th, 2005, 3:06pm, Jeff_K. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I live about 20-25 miles West of Jim Thorpe. Not sure if that counts or not. Great thread, Jim. Can't wait to see it take off (even more then it already has).
 
-Jeff

 
I know you have pics of Jim Thorpe, Packerton Yard, Lehighton, etc., and that more than counts...  
 
Thanks for coming in!
 
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on Feb 16th, 2005, 7:24am, NS3360 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Yup, I have some The LNE diverged at the interlocking JU, now called CP-JU (Controlled Point JU). Here's the work train 90M shoving up the Cement Secondary. This train had to be pushed up the LNE because they were spreading rock ballast to repair damages from Hurricane Ivan. The last cars are on the LNE while the the head end cars and the engines are on the CNJ/L&HR.
 
 

 
DUDE!!! That is an Awesome shot!!! Like you said, all three roads would have been in play during the CNJ/L&HR years and that includes the L&NE! Very Cool!!! I mean if we were to have a 1940s or 50's meet thread we could have seen L&NE power meet L&HR power in a pic at this very spot! Wild!
 
What other spots would this type of thing have happend at - Phillipsburg NJ for sure. Does anyone have an old CNJ map they could post of all the towns and the line from Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk PA to Phillipsburg NJ?
 
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DUDE!!! That is an Awesome shot!!! Like you said, all three roads would have been in play during the CNJ/L&HR years and that includes the L&NE! Very Cool!!! I mean if we were to have a 1940s or 50's meet thread we could have seen L&NE power meet L&HR power in a pic at this very spot! Wild!
 
What other spots would this type of thing have happend at - Phillipsburg NJ for sure. Does anyone have an old CNJ map they could post of all the towns and the line from Jim Thorpe/Mauch Chunk PA to Phillipsburg NJ?
 
Jim...

 
Thanks Jim.  I agree seeing a meet like that would be wild. Here's a map with town names. This map shows the CNJ town names from Phillipsburg all the way to White Haven. The CNJ/L&HR is on the North side of the Lehigh River.


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Glad to come in Jim as always. This forum is a great place.
 
As for those photos...
 
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Glad to come in Jim as always. This forum is a great place.
 
As for those photos...
 
-Jeff

 
Excellent! Packerton right?
 
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Eastbound CP-Lehighton Signals. Packerton is at the other side of the yard. Its pretty much the same location though.
 
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on Feb 17th, 2005, 11:21am, NS3360 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Thanks Jim.  I agree seeing a meet like that would be wild. Here's a map with town names. This map shows the CNJ town names from Phillipsburg all the way to White Haven. The CNJ/L&HR is on the North side of the Lehigh River.

 
Thanks for the map! Big help!!!
 
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on Feb 17th, 2005, 3:36am, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Wow!!! What a neat story!!! Do you have any pics you can share on the nearby Susie Q or the PC engine working the bit o' L&HR?
 
Thanks for coming in!
 
Jim...  
 
 

 
Well Jim, everything I have was recorded with a VHS analog video camera because I didn't own a regular camera at the time. I'm in the process of putting all my VHS tapes on DVD and when I get to that one, ( probably around 2015 I'll be able to pull some stills off for everyone. I even have a killer shot of this track machine the NYS&W had that had these arms (saws) on the sides that sawed off all the trees along the ROW. For quite a few years, all you saw were stumps along the side of the tracks. Unfortunately, I don't have anything tangible from the L&HR. I only have what's left in the memory of my rapidly deteriorating mind.  


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Well Jim, everything I have was recorded with a VHS analog video camera because I didn't own a regular camera at the time. I'm in the process of putting all my VHS tapes on DVD and when I get to that one, ( probably around 2015 I'll be able to pull some stills off for everyone. I even have a killer shot of this track machine the NYS&W had that had these arms (saws) on the sides that sawed off all the trees along the ROW. For quite a few years, all you saw were stumps along the side of the tracks. Unfortunately, I don't have anything tangible from the L&HR. I only have what's left in the memory of my rapidly deteriorating mind.  

 
I know how it is. When I started fanning that's all I did was video. Charlie O told me to take stills also. I'm glad I started doing that and I now can see what he meant. If I had taken stills while the camcorder was on the pod I would have some really great shots of 2317 coming down the Lackawanna and right by all the old stations. She came all the way down to Slateford! I really wish I had stills of that...
 
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I know how it is. When I started fanning that's all I did was video. Charlie O told me to take stills also. I'm glad I started doing that and I now can see what he meant. If I had taken stills while the camcorder was on the pod I would have some really great shots of 2317 coming down the Lackawanna and right by all the old stations. She came all the way down to Slateford! I really wish I had stills of that...
 
Jim...

 
Jim,
   I gave it a shot. I put some NYS&W rebuild pics from the video on the NYS&W board. This is the only one that might belong here. These are Delaware Otsego boxcars sitting on a siding with the L&HR main in the foreground. Location is near Sparta Sand & Gravel and pic was taken from Houses Corner Road. WB is to the right.


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I don't live in a town where the L&HR passed but the next two towns over did.
 
Andover Jct and Sparta Jct were two area where the L&HR passed. The NYS&W now operates on the former L&HR line from Sparta to Vernon on the NJ side.


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