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gfluck1
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« Reply #100 on: Sep 2nd, 2011, 9:26pm »
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In December of 1965, the Lehigh Valley would purchase  60, PRR made X58B class, 50 ft, plug door, box cars, Series 8200-8259, pictured is LV 8202.  


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« Reply #101 on: Sep 2nd, 2011, 9:47pm »
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Pictured below is LV 51002, a 70-ton, covered hopper rebuilt  from the 50100 Series by the Lehigh Valley for grain service in the early 60s. Series road numbers 51002 -51030.

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« Reply #102 on: Sep 27th, 2011, 11:32pm »
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Previousily posted the Lehigh Valley's leased PS-4000 cuft 3-Bay, 70-Ton covered hoppers from Pullman's Leasing Division TLDX 2012, pictured below is another leased Pullman, TLDX 2026, Series 2018-2027 are 4000 cuft 3-Bay, 95-Ton covered hoppers.

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« Reply #103 on: Oct 4th, 2011, 3:56pm »
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Pictured below is LV 11089, starting in 1956 the Lehigh Valley would convert 175 of their 41000 Series, Quad Hoppers and renumber them LV 11000-11174, Series 11000-11059 is equipped with jacks and chains and Series 11060-11174 were equipped with ACF trailer hitches.

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« Reply #104 on: Jan 5th, 2012, 10:57pm »
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When I made the first post on this thread, it was in search of info for the "alleged" covered gondolas the Lehigh Valley had leased from the PRR in the early 60's, well fortunately for me, a friend of mine, who still resides in Bethlehem, found and gave me the "Holy Grail". (Drum Roll Please) Pictured below is LV 615470.

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« Reply #105 on: Jan 18th, 2012, 6:44pm »
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In 1950 the Lehigh Valley would purchase 500,  52' fishbelly side, wood floor, drop end gondolas from Bethlehem Steel, series 32850-33349. Pictured is LV 33088.    


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« Reply #106 on: May 30th, 2012, 8:17am »
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In 1944, Bethlehem Steel would produce 900, 55-ton, 2 Bay, Offset Side Hoppers. Road numbers 12000-12899. Pictured is LV 12030.  


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« Reply #107 on: Jul 4th, 2012, 7:07am »
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Pictured below is LV 75653, a 40' 6" (OL) Wood Sheathed Box Car w/ Steel Ends & Underframe and capacity of 80,000 lbs. The Lehigh Valley would build 1,290 cars in 1935, Road No.'s 75050 - 76349. 11 cars would still be in revenue service in 1966.  


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« Reply #108 on: Jul 8th, 2012, 10:12am »
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This is a scan of an article in the Feb 25, 1928 Railway Age. Shows LV gondola from the 31000 series that had been converted to handle LCL merchandise containers. Those containers were leased from the LCL Corporation [hence the author]. The NY Central also use these containers.
 
Fifty [50] of the LV series 31000 to 31099 gondolas were converted for container service. Their exterior dimensions were 52 7 L,  68 H [top above rails and 10 3 W.
 
The exact location of this photo is unknown, but based on the date of publication it could be Buffalo, Rochester, New York or Newark, as the LV started this service in January 1928 between these points.



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« Reply #109 on: Jul 8th, 2012, 10:37am »
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Im 90% convinced it is *not* Rochester..doesn't look like any building that ever existed at the Rochester barge terminal. (where the LV Rochester yard was located)
 
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« Reply #110 on: Jul 8th, 2012, 11:25am »
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Thanks Scot, that's one location down.
 
did Rochester have an overhead crane? any size? if  not, then they must have used a moveable crane.  
 
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« Reply #111 on: Jul 8th, 2012, 2:54pm »
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Definetely not New York, but I have a feeling this was taken at Newark. Will check my 1923 Facilities book to check on overhead crane details.
 
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« Reply #112 on: Jul 8th, 2012, 10:17pm »
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The Lehigh Valley Railroad did not have a overhead crane in the Rochester yard.

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« Reply #113 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 3:55pm »
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Received a message from a person of authority who related that as late as 1963-1964 the LVRR did, indeed, have a overhead crane in the Rochester yard.  
 
However, it was apparently gone by the winter of 1971-1972.


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« Reply #114 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 4:08pm »
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Thanks for the info.
 
Now, can that person look at the photo and say if that crane was the one at Rochester?
 
All help greatly appreciated.
 
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« Reply #115 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 5:04pm »
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on Jul 9th, 2012, 4:08pm, Rich Chapin wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks for the info.
 
Now, can that person look at the photo and say if that crane was the one at Rochester?
 
All help greatly appreciated.
 
Rich Chapin

 
I can look at the photo and say the crane is *not* the one in Rochester..
I have seen photos of the crane in Rochester, its definitely not the one in the photo above...cant find any good photos on-line at the moment, but I will look..
 
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« Reply #116 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 5:18pm »
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Some photos of the Rochester Barge Canal terminal..
the main LV Rochester yard was right alongside the terminal facilities.
 
Main Barge Canal Terminal building under construction, 1922

 
1924, Two cranes are visible attached to the building, extending out over the river..
then the primary terminal crane is partly visible behind the building..

 
Crane also visible in the background..
it was a "stand alone" crane, not attached to a building, and it was movable on rails.

 
 
 
There was an overhead crane in Rochester..although it probably didnt belong to the LV..it probably belonged to the NY Barge canal system.
 
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« Reply #117 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 5:43pm »
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Thanks Scot, nice photos.
 
So, LV could have used a portable crane, or perhaps they used an overhead crane at a New York Central yard? From the info I've found I have the sense that LV & NYC had working arrangements on this. Example: NYC lists service to Wilkes Barre PA, how would they get there? An interchange with the LV is one possibility.
Find any photos on any NYC facilities in Rochester?
 
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« Reply #118 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 7:43pm »
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Rich, I dont believe the LV and the NYC had any sort of "shared" facilities in Rochester at all..unless they both had access to the Subway..(I know LV and BR&P/B&O both accessed the subway tracks to serve some customers, but im not sure if NYC did..)
 
But I am sure LV never ran any trains all the way over to the NYC Goodman street yard..LV and NYC had no direct "interchange" type of connection in Rochester..
 
If LV used any overhead crane anywhere around Rochester, it would have been that one right next to their yard at the Barge Canal..LV and NYC didnt have much to do with each other in Rochester..(or anywhere really for that matter)..LV was always more closely connected with PRR, as PRR had a controlling interest in the LV for a long time, so the LV was probably discouraged from having much a relationship with the NYC..and the layout of railroads in Rochester also made any sort of cooperation between them very improbable..they simply weren't well-connected to each other.
 
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« Reply #119 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 8:14pm »
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Related to me was the fact that the LVRR had their own overhead crane in the Rochester yard. This crane spanned a spur track and a driveway and sported a large LVRR diamond logo. The crane was located in the southeast portion of the yard near Clarissa St. and South Ave.
 
The large overhead crane situated on its own tracks along the Genesee River was strictly the property of the NYS Barge Canal system. This sat unused for many years and was scrapped, I believe, in the late 1970s. The LVRR crane was apparently gone by the early 1970s from personal observation.


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