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gfluck1
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« Reply #80 on: Apr 24th, 2013, 11:59am »
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on Jun 22nd, 2011, 3:58pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1936, Electro Motive Corporation (EMC) will start production of the SW, a 600 HP, Winton 201-A (8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 180,000 lbs. A total of 77 units are built thru 1939. In 1937-38 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 6 units, Road Numbers 106 – 111. Pictured is LV 107.

 
Pictured below is LV 110, photo is from 1967 taken at Jersey City and by this time rebuilt as SW900. Does anyone know the actual year of the rebuild?


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Rich Chapin
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« Reply #81 on: Apr 25th, 2013, 9:50pm »
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on Apr 24th, 2013, 11:59am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Pictured below is LV 110, photo is from 1967 taken at Jersey City and by this time rebuilt as SW900. Does anyone know the actual year of the rebuild?

 
Extra 2200 South says the "rebuild" was early 1957 and LV 110 was about 90% new equipment.


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« Reply #82 on: Sep 8th, 2013, 6:24pm »
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Does anyone out there know what all of the LV's diesel classes were and the appropriate designations?

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gfluck1
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« Reply #83 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 10:37am »
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on Apr 25th, 2013, 9:50pm, Rich Chapin wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Extra 2200 South says the "rebuild" was early 1957 and LV 110 was about 90% new equipment.

 
LV 110 was rebuilt March of 1957, the other EMC SW units rebuilt as SW900 series were the LV 106 in October of 1956, LV 107 in March of 1958.


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gfluck1
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« Reply #84 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 12:00pm »
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on Jun 22nd, 2011, 3:06pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1937, Electro Motive Corporation (EMC) will start production of the NW1, a 900 HP, Winton 201-A (12 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 198,000 lbs. A total of 27 units are built thru 1938. In 1937-38 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 11 units, Road Numbers 120 – 130. Pictured is LV 121.

 
Attached is the spreadsheet of the NW1 conversions.


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gfluck1
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« Reply #85 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 6:34pm »
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Pictured below is LV 127, an SW900m from my slide collection, photo taken on July 27, 1962, unfortunately the location is not listed.

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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #86 on: Sep 23rd, 2013, 10:55am »
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Great stuff, Guy.........thanks for sharing!
 
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gfluck1
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« Reply #87 on: Sep 27th, 2013, 7:02am »
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on May 9th, 2011, 6:24am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 628, a 2,750 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V16) diesel, on a 6 axle, 69’ 6” frame with a total weight of 408,000 lbs. A total of 186 units are built thru 1968. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 9 units (formerly ex-Monon 400-408). Road Numbers 633 – 641. Pictured is LV 635.

 
On a whime I'm posting a photo of a former Monon C628, No. 404 as a "before it was the Lehigh Valley's". Purchased by Monon in 1964 and traded back to ALCO in 1967, where it would be overhauled and repainted as LV 637.


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« Reply #88 on: Sep 28th, 2013, 10:16am »
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on Sep 27th, 2013, 7:02am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
On a whime I'm posting a photo of a former Monon C628, No. 404 as a "before it was the Lehigh Valley's". Purchased by Monon in 1964 and traded back to ALCO in 1967, where it would be overhauled and repainted as LV 637.

 
And below is LV 637.


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LV LOU
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« Reply #89 on: Sep 28th, 2013, 11:00am »
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on Sep 27th, 2013, 7:02am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
On a whime I'm posting a photo of a former Monon C628, No. 404 as a "before it was the Lehigh Valley's". Purchased by Monon in 1964 and traded back to ALCO in 1967, where it would be overhauled and repainted as LV 637.
Nice looking locomotive..As a custom bike builder,though,I woulda painted the trucks gold to match the stripe,would look even better,LOL!!!


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gfluck1
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« Reply #90 on: Sep 28th, 2013, 12:04pm »
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Segment 2 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, TC 251 (Tennessee Central), which was purchased new in October of 1950. It will be sold to the Illinois Central railway in 1968, then traded to the Precision Engineering Co. (PECO of Mount Vernon, Illinois) in 1969 and eventually sold to the Lehigh Valley in January of 1972, as LV 219.
 
Note – The Precision Engineering Co. manufactures crankshafts, the business is expanded to include locomotive rebuilding in 1963, PECO becomes Precision National Corporation (PNC) in January of 1970.  


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« Reply #91 on: Sep 28th, 2013, 12:12pm »
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on Sep 28th, 2013, 12:04pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Segment 2 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, TC 251 (Tennessee Central), which was purchased new in October of 1950. It will be sold to the Illinois Central railway in 1968, then traded to the Precision Engineering Co. (PECO of Mount Vernon, Illinois) in 1969 and eventually sold to the Lehigh Valley in January of 1972, as LV 219.
 
Note – The Precision Engineering Co. manufactures crankshafts, the business is expanded to include locomotive rebuilding in 1963, PECO becomes Precision National Corporation (PNC) in January of 1970.  

 
Pictured below is LV 219


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« Reply #92 on: Sep 28th, 2013, 6:33pm »
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Thanks Guy, great before and after pictures!

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« Reply #93 on: Sep 30th, 2013, 9:26pm »
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on Sep 28th, 2013, 12:04pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Segment 2 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, TC 251 (Tennessee Central), which was purchased new in October of 1950. It will be sold to the Illinois Central railway in 1968, then traded to the Precision Engineering Co. (PECO of Mount Vernon, Illinois) in 1969 and eventually sold to the Lehigh Valley in January of 1972, as LV 219.

The transfer from TC to IC was not a sale of the engine.  The TC was bankrupt and divided up and sold.   How the equipment was divided, I do not know, but I would suspect that it was also divided with the sale of the lines.  
 
Nashville to Hopkinsville KY (the west end) went to the Illinois Central.  Nashville to Crossville TN went to the Louisville and Nashville.  Crossville to Harriman TN went to the Southern.  
 
Most of the western part is now abandoned.  That which remains does so because of Tennessee DOT, the counties through which the line runs and short line operators.  Nashville to Ashland City TN remains and is now the Nashville and Western, but only the part within Nashville is in service because the Cumberland rRiver bridge is out of service.  Nashville to Monterey TN, representing most of the L&N's portion, remains as the Nashville and Eastern, and the 32 miles from Nashville to Lebanon hosts the Music City Star commuter service.  The Southern railroad portion between Harriman and Crab Orchard, a huge quarry operation remains and so far as I know is still owned by Norfolk Southern.


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« Reply #94 on: Oct 5th, 2013, 6:59pm »
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on Dec 30th, 2011, 6:52am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Newly acquired photo of LV 116 (HH660)

 
Segment 3 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO HH660, ACL 1900 (Atlantic Coast Line), which was purchased new in March of 1939. It will be returned to ALCO and sold to the Lehigh Valley in February of 1940, as LV 116. Cost of unit $61,069.84


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« Reply #95 on: Oct 12th, 2013, 8:28am »
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Segment 4 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS2, C & O 5501 (Chesapeake & Ohio), which along with sister 5500 were purchased new in May of 1949. They will be returned to ALCO in May of 1950 and eventually sold to the Lehigh Valley in October of 1950, as LV 218 & 217. Cost per unit $116,000.  
 


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« Reply #96 on: Oct 12th, 2013, 8:29am »
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And below is LV 218

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« Reply #97 on: Dec 1st, 2013, 4:31pm »
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Segment 5 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, PRR 8445, originally purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad in December of 1953, numbered 8445 and renumbered to 5569 at the time of the 1968 merger with the New York Central. In 1970 in a trade of motive power with the Lehigh Valley the Penn Central sends RS3’s 5461, 5569 and 5401 and receives RS2’s 210, 211 and 212


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« Reply #98 on: May 24th, 2014, 7:28pm »
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on Oct 5th, 2013, 6:59pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Segment 3 of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO HH660, ACL 1900 (Atlantic Coast Line), which was purchased new in March of 1939. It will be returned to ALCO and sold to the Lehigh Valley in February of 1940, as LV 116. Cost of unit $61,069.84

 
My buddy just sent me this and I thought I'd share, it's ALCO's predelivery photo of LV 116.


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« Reply #99 on: May 25th, 2014, 9:17am »
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I absolutely LOVE that paint-scheme......there's just something about it!    
 
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