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Mr. Horsepower
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 11th, 2007, 12:53pm »
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on Sep 27th, 2007, 7:48pm, Wm_Turnbull wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This 1998 view is a little further west than than the diesel era photo which is closer to the bridge.

 
That L&NE publicity photo...I cant put my finger on it but it almost looks like that the photograph was taken on the East side of the bridge. My reason for saying that is becuase the West Side didnt have 3 tracks(I dont believe). The East side had 3 tracks then had the branch to Palmerton swing off the right before you cross the bridge going West. Also another reason for my belief is the landscape of the mountains. To me it just doesnt match up. Anyone else have an idea?
 
-JRS


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« Reply #21 on: Nov 11th, 2007, 8:46pm »
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you are correct sir!
 
that would be a loaded eastbound train, the bridge being hidden behind it.


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« Reply #22 on: May 17th, 2012, 4:22pm »
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Hey guys, Brand new here and first post. Been studying the LNE lately. I've been through the Panther Valley quite a bit, but not much of the Lehigh.  
A while back I linked to a site where someone was building a finely detailed model of the bridge, and now I cannot find it. Anyone familiar with it, and maybe have a link? Also interested in any drawings that might be around of it.  
Sincerely, -Bill W.


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« Reply #23 on: May 19th, 2012, 9:40pm »
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One of my relatives worked in the L&NE loco shops in Pen Argyl sometime before the war, before he died on the beaches of Normandy in WWII...

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« Reply #24 on: May 21st, 2012, 12:53pm »
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on May 17th, 2012, 4:22pm, MrBill wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey guys, Brand new here and first post. Been studying the LNE lately. I've been through the Panther Valley quite a bit, but not much of the Lehigh.  
A while back I linked to a site where someone was building a finely detailed model of the bridge, and now I cannot find it. Anyone familiar with it, and maybe have a link? Also interested in any drawings that might be around of it.  
Sincerely, -Bill W.

 
 
if you search google (images) for "lehigh gap bridge ho scale" you'll find some pictures of the bridge


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« Reply #25 on: Jul 9th, 2014, 8:40pm »
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Attached is an article form the July 6, 1912, Engineering Record on the construction of the Tamaqua Extension titled "BUILDING A COAL EXTENSION THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA MOUNTAINS".

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"BUILDING A COAL EXTENSION THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA MOUNTAINS" - Continued.  


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"BUILDING A COAL EXTENSION THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA MOUNTAINS" - Continued.  
 


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