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gfluck1
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 10:07pm »
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Pictured below is T-82 another example of the T-68 to T-87 series, built 1959 by Trailmobile, 35' insulated van with curb side door, smooth side, painted yellow w/ black lettering .


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gfluck1
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 8th, 2013, 7:13pm »
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Pictured below is T-145, from the T-115 to T-149 series, built in 1960 by Highway Trailer, 40' general purpose van, w/ outside post and curb side door, painted red w/ white lettering.


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« Reply #22 on: Sep 8th, 2013, 7:38pm »
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Recently obtained slide with Trailer Train Flat and LV Trailer.


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BlackDiamondRR
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 9th, 2013, 8:13am »
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Last weekend on a trip to Conn as we drove near Sayre on I-86/rte 17 there were a couple of old piggyback trailers on the south side of the highway used as advertising signs. Once before I had thought that they looked like the LV 80 or 300 series welded Trailmobiles (could not see the curbside....door 80 series or no door 300 series)
    So this time by, the paint had faded enough to indeed reveal a bit of LV printing showing through. These trailers are very old now and the roofs had pretty much collapsed into the body, but they are still a small part of the once great LV still intact in 2013.
     Bud
 
 


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BlackDiamondRR
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 9th, 2013, 8:35am »
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Would love to post the pics but for some reason having trouble doing so even after resizing the images.
    Bud


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« Reply #25 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 10:47pm »
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Just found my Lehigh Valley Railroad "Piggyback Terminal" brochure and thought I'd share it. (Front & Back)

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« Reply #26 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 10:49pm »
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"Piggyback Terminal". (The Sales Pitch)

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« Reply #27 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 10:51pm »
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"Piggyback Terminal". (New Jersey map)  


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« Reply #28 on: Mar 20th, 2014, 10:52pm »
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"Piggyback Terminal". (ramp locations)  


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gfluck1
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 1st, 2014, 11:35pm »
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The following is from the September 13, 1955, "The Plain Speaker", which was a newspaper from Hazleton, PA.
 
"LVRR Orders 27 Trailers"
 
The Lehigh Valley Railroad has placed an order with Fruehauf Trailer Company for twenty-seven 33-foot trailers, which will be the general van type and three insulated, to be built at Fruehauf's Avon Lake, Ohio plant. They will be used in trailer-on-flat-car service (piggy back) and will cost approximately $130,000. The trailers will be equipped with railroad tie-down brackets and other innovations to provide for safe movement in the company's fast freights. Delivery of the trailers is expected within sixty days. The trailers are being purchased to accommodate the Lehigh's trailer-on-flat-car traffic between the New York-North Jersey metropolitan area and midwestern points, including Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. They will also be utilized in new piggy back service between the New York-North Jersey area and Buffalo-Niagara frontier stations.
 
 


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gfluck1
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« Reply #30 on: Apr 3rd, 2014, 10:13pm »
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Below is some information on trailer markings after 1965.
 
All railroads that are subscribers to the AAR code of trailer service must use the trailer marking system as set forth in AAR circular No. OT-36, January 1, 1966. The Lehigh Valley was a subscriber.  
 
Circular No. OT-36 requires reporting marks for trailers in TFC service to consist of no more than four letters indicating ownership, the last of which shall be "Z". Reporting marks for containers in TFC service should consist of no more than four letters, the last of which shall be "U".  
 
Following the reporting marks are six digits, to describe the type, size, and unit number of each piece of equipment, according to the code shown below:  
 
First Digit Series
1      Dollies
2      Dry Vans
3      Flat Beds
4      Open Tops
5      Mechanical refrigerators
6      Bulk
7      Insulated
8      Platform removable sides
9      Tank
0      Miscellaneous
 
Second Digit Series
1      30 ft. and under 32 ft.
2      32 ft. and under 35 ft.
3      Under 10 ft.
4      10 ft. and under 20 ft.
5      35 ft. and under 38 ft.
6      20 ft. and under 30 ft.
7      Open for future use
8      35 ft. and under 40 ft.
9      Open for future use
0      40 ft. and over
 
The last four digits in each case identify the unit number.
 
Example: LVZ 200048:
LV = Lehigh Valley
2 = Dry Van
0 = 40-ft and over
0048 = Unit No. 48
 
Another interesting detail is the "sticker" below the Lehigh Valley flag for the Excelsior Truck Leasing Company, so the question is this unit leased or was it purchased?


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Rich Chapin
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« Reply #31 on: Apr 4th, 2014, 6:52am »
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LVZ trailers were leased. Excelsior was another PRR company, who provided piggy-trailers. Excelsior also provided the exact same trailers to the PRR.

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« Reply #32 on: Apr 19th, 2014, 4:43am »
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on Feb 7th, 2011, 7:49pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
From what I can best ascertain, in 1955, the Lehigh Valley first used their 1950 built, 10000 series Flat Cars (50) for TOFC service (reclassified from FM to FC). Referring to the photos below, this is accomplished by adding side rails, end ramps and tie down devices to the car deck. By July 1966 all would once again be reclassified from FC to FM.

 
Attached below is the promotional photo of LV 10032 ready for Piggyback Service.



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on Apr 19th, 2014, 4:43am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Attached below is the promotional photo of LV 10032 ready for Piggyback Service.

 
Trailer front tie down.



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« Reply #34 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 8:26pm »
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Pictured below is the car diagram for the 11300 Series FC Class Flat Car, 21 cars appear on the January 1960 ORER, 25 cars from 1961 thru 1970, 24 cars in 1971 and by 1972 they are reclassified to FM.

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« Reply #35 on: Jun 6th, 2014, 9:27am »
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Trailer summary as of January 1, 1960.
 
Lehigh Valley Railroad
Summary of Trailers in TOFC Service, January 1, 1960
 
Closed Van, Dry Freight
 Nos. T-1 to T-23   23
 Nos. T-25 to T39   15
 Nos. T-100 to T-114   15
 Nos. T-300 to T-369   70
 
Closed Van, Insulated
 Nos. T-50 to T-87   38
 
Flat Bed
 Nos. T-150 to T-164   15
    Total 176


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« Reply #36 on: May 16th, 2015, 10:42am »
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Below is the LV's Trailer roster from the July 1966 ORER.

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« Reply #37 on: May 16th, 2015, 10:45am »
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Below is the LV's Trailer roster from the October 1968 ORER.

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« Reply #38 on: May 17th, 2015, 8:03am »
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Pictured below is LVZ-275164 (Wilkes-Barre, 1968), a 40' dry van built by Trailmobile. The Lehigh Valley would initially lease 45 trailers (275150-275194) from XTRA, Inc in the mid sixties. The XTRA Corporation was the 1st piggyback leasing company started in 1957, based in Westport, CT.

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« Reply #39 on: May 17th, 2015, 8:33am »
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on May 17th, 2015, 8:03am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Pictured below is LVZ-275164 (Wilkes-Barre, 1968), a 40' dry van built by Trailmobile. The Lehigh Valley would initially lease 45 trailers (275150-275194) from XTRA, Inc in the mid sixties. The XTRA Corporation was the 1st piggyback leasing company started in 1957, based in Westport, CT.

 
And from the same series, LVZ-275179 (Wilkes-Barre, 1968).


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