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gfluck1
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« Reply #160 on: Apr 11th, 2013, 7:15am »
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on Apr 10th, 2013, 8:25pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Pictured below is LV 21118, a 50', Insulated Steel Boxcar w/ 8' Plug Doors and Bettendorf trucks orginally built by the PRR in their Samuel Rea Shops in Hollidaysburg, PA. The X53 Series, numbered 21000-21299 were built in 1959 thru 1960 and were equipped with 9, Belt Rail Evans "DF" Loaders and the application of heaters and were used for food products. The Lehigh Valley would lease 4 cars in 1964, road numbers 21212, 21214, 21215 and 21250 and added 21118 in 1967.  

 
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« Reply #161 on: Apr 13th, 2013, 9:55pm »
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on Mar 15th, 2011, 9:21pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1950 the LV would purchase an additional 500 cars, road no.s 62500-62999. Pictured is 62545 which may have been a one-of-a-kind paint job in the mid sixties.

 
I was wrong, pictured below is LV 62082


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« Reply #162 on: Apr 16th, 2013, 8:40pm »
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Pictured below is LV 18001, in 1907 the Standard Steel Car Company would build 2000 of the 31' Twin Bottom, Steel Hoppers with a capacity of 100,000 lbs. Road Numbers 18001-20000.


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« Reply #163 on: Jul 7th, 2013, 8:36pm »
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Pictured below is LV 12900, in 1948 the Bethlehem Steel Company would build 500 of the 33' Twin Bottom, Offset Side, Steel Hoppers with a capacity of 110,000 lbs. Road Numbers 12900-13399.  
 


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« Reply #164 on: Nov 26th, 2013, 10:47pm »
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Previousily posted this photo on the "Montrose" thread, but this time the focus is on the LV 34' Platform Cars (not a flat car), LV 1185 & 1118, capacity 40k lbs. Information from the 1888 ORER.

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« Reply #165 on: Dec 3rd, 2013, 6:29am »
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Pictured below is LV 20141, in 1899 the Pressed Steel Car Company would build 1000 of the 30' 6" Twin Bottom, Steel Hoppers with a capacity of 100,000 lbs. Road Numbers 20000-21000. The series would increase in 1904 by an additional 100 cars, Road Numbers 21001-21100. The bulk of these cars will remain in service until 1927 (qty 1030) and all gone by 1931. Photo from George Elwood's Fallen Flags Website (Richard Palmer Collection).



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« Reply #166 on: Dec 3rd, 2013, 11:26am »
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Guy,
 
Thanks for the photo and source.  I had recently found a very poor copy of the same photo on the RPI site.  In looking at some for the other items from the Richard Palmer collection on Fallen Flags, it looks like he received Les Andrews' holdings.  I first started collecting Lehigh Valley photos and information from his son in the 1970's. Nice to see that most of it has been preserved.
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« Reply #167 on: Dec 8th, 2013, 6:41am »
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Pictured below is LV 10006, this series of flat cars, Road No.’s 10000-10049 is said to of been assembled by the Lehigh Valley in November of 1950 using cast steel frames manufactured by General Steel Casting Corporation. The ORER lists them at an outside length of 51’ 1” with a 70-ton capacity. A portion of this series will be used for “piggyback service” from 1956 until 1962. I have read various snippets stating the car is “of a similar design to PRR F30A and F30D”, I believe it is likely of the F30A design, as the F30D was not introduced until 1951, the F30A is a completely cast frame and the F30D is a welded frame. Does anyone know the whole true on this series?

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« Reply #168 on: Dec 11th, 2013, 1:54pm »
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Pictured below is LV 7050, a 50’ 1”, 70-ton capacity Refrigerated Box (RBL), equipped with fork lift pallets, platforms or skids which are considered part of the car. Leased from the North American Car Corporation, it first appears on the 1966 ORER along with its’ sisters 7051, 7052 & 7053, and they will be gone by 1971.

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« Reply #169 on: Feb 16th, 2014, 4:08pm »
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Hi Guys,
 
I noticed a LV hopper with dreadnaught ends in a photo from Bill Ellis’s collection on page 18 of LV 4 In Color which was taken in 1948 in W-B.  The car number is not legible.  Bud remembered seeing a video of a LV car with the Dreadnaught type ends in a video.  I extracted the attached photo taken in 1948 at Coxton.  
 
I'm pretty sure the first two numbers on the car are "20" and the other aspects of the ends are almost identical to the GLa hoppers.  That would make these cars part of the 20001-20500 series.  Bob Karig's book stated the original 1000 cars were built by AC&F in 1927 for PCCX and a photo of one as built shows they had the standard GLa flat steel end and Simonton trucks.  The LV purchased 500 of them in 1931 and they lasted into the early 1950's.  
 
If anyone has a shop card for the 20001-25000 series, I would really appreciate if you would post it or email me a copy of it at chuck-davis@cox.net.
 
Chuck
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« Reply #170 on: Mar 18th, 2014, 7:52pm »
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To commerate post 1000.
 
Pictured below to the left of LV 118 is a group of the Lehigh Valley's series 43000, wood chip hoppers. In 1960, 30 of the 41000 series quads were converted for wood chip service by the addition of a 24-inch height extension to the cars. The 43000-43029 series cars are listed on the Lehigh Valley's ORERs for only three years from 1961-1963.  
 
The following note is from Bob Archer:
 
"I well remember the wood chip hoppers.  They were modified at the Sayre car shops in 1960, with sides built up by about two feet in order to increase their capacity.  They were used on the LV’s State Line & Sullivan Branch (Towanda-Dushore) and hauled wood chips that were processed at an on-line operation at New Albany, Pa.  They were kept busy for at least a couple of years; I remember seeing them in nearly every consist when the local freight that served the branch came through Towanda.  The branch train would generally come through from Sayre late in the afternoon, returning from New Albany and Dushore late in the evening.   Switch engine #118 was assigned to this run for many years".  
 
Additionally I would like to thank Chuck Davis, Richard Jahn (photo) and Richard Palmer for providing information.



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« Reply #171 on: Apr 15th, 2014, 5:04am »
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on Mar 18th, 2014, 7:52pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
To commerate post 1000.
 
Pictured below to the left of LV 118 is a group of the Lehigh Valley's series 43000, wood chip hoppers. In 1960, 30 of the 41000 series quads were converted for wood chip service by the addition of a 24-inch height extension to the cars. The 43000-43029 series cars are listed on the Lehigh Valley's ORERs for only three years from 1961-1963.  
 
The following note is from Bob Archer:
 
"I well remember the wood chip hoppers.  They were modified at the Sayre car shops in 1960, with sides built up by about two feet in order to increase their capacity.  They were used on the LV’s State Line & Sullivan Branch (Towanda-Dushore) and hauled wood chips that were processed at an on-line operation at New Albany, Pa.  They were kept busy for at least a couple of years; I remember seeing them in nearly every consist when the local freight that served the branch came through Towanda.  The branch train would generally come through from Sayre late in the afternoon, returning from New Albany and Dushore late in the evening.   Switch engine #118 was assigned to this run for many years".  
 
Additionally I would like to thank Chuck Davis, Richard Jahn (photo) and Richard Palmer for providing information.

 
Pictured below is the 43000 Series "Car Diagram" from the 7/20/1962 "Diagrams Of Freight Cars".


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« Reply #172 on: May 6th, 2014, 6:07am »
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Pictured below is LV 36000 (cropped from original, D. Grotjahn photo,,D. Pirmann collection), it is one of the 2 cars that the Lehigh Valley converts from the 32000 class in 1960 for use as idler cars for the transporting of subway cars. To see additional photos go to http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/sbr.html  and see section 11 – Parkville Interchange.

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« Reply #173 on: May 6th, 2014, 6:10am »
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Pictured below is the car diagram for the 36000 -36001 series cars.

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« Reply #174 on: May 8th, 2014, 8:37am »
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Gfluck1: Would you have and be able to post a freight mileage chart for the Lehigh Valley Railroad here in the Lehigh Valley Freight info topic? I only have found one and it is so small that it cant be read.  
 
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« Reply #175 on: May 8th, 2014, 2:37pm »
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Frank,
 
Unfortunately I do not have.
 
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Picture below is LV 27224; a total 59 cars were converted from the 31000 series gondolas between 1935 and 1954 at the Lehigh Valley’s shops and used for air activated cement container service. An additional 40 cars are converted from the 31100 series (23 cars between 1941 and 1950) and 31300 series (17 cars between 1941 and 1944) gondolas for a grand total of 99 cars in the 27200-27299 series. As listed in the ORER’s, LV 27224 will remain in revenue service till 1975.

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Pictured below is the car diagram of the 31000 series gondola converted for air activated cement container service, the 27200 series.

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Pictured below is the car diagram of the 31100 series gondola converted for air activated cement container service, the 27200 series.

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Pictured below is the car diagram of the 31300 series gondola converted for air activated cement container service, the 27200 series.

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