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Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 8th, 2011, 7:24am
As I am enjoying posting on the “Forums” and the “LV Freight Info” thread, I thought, why not start new topic that covers the “Lehigh Valley’s Diesel Roster”. That being said, I’m going to provide a little general information on the class and the pertinent data of the units on the roster, starting with the last locomotives received. As always comments (good or bad) and corrections are welcome.  
 
Thanks
 
G. F.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 8th, 2011, 7:31am
In 1968, General electric will start production of the U23B, a 2250 HP, FDL-12 (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 2” frame with a total weight of 242,000 lbs.. A total of 481 units are built. In 1974 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 12 units, road Numbers 501 – 512. Pictured below is LV 503.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 8th, 2011, 6:07pm
In 1972, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP38-2, a 2000 HP, EMD 645E (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 59’ 2” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 2,208 units are built thru 1987. In 1972 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 12, Phase Ib2 units, Road Numbers 314 – 325. Pictured is LV 316.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 8th, 2011, 6:33pm
In 1970, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP38AC, a 2000 HP, EMD 645 (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 59’ 2” frame with a total weight of 245,000 lbs. A total of 261 units are built thru 1971. In 1971 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4, Phase III units, Road Numbers 310 – 313. Pictured is LV 311.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 8th, 2011, 7:29pm
In 1956, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS11, a 1800 HP, 251B (V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 11” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 426 units are built thru 1964. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 6 leased (1964) units from the PRR; they are renumbered to Road Numbers 7640 – 7644 & 7648. Pictured is LV 7640.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 6:24am
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.
Posted by: BlackDiamondRR Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 9:43am
GF,
   Keep 'em coming, can never get enough LV diesel power!
     Bud
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 8:23pm
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 400-40. Road Numbers 633 – 641. Pictured is LV 635.

 
LV also purchased 8 new C628s circa 1965, numbered 625-632.
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 8:29pm
on May 8th, 2011, 7:29pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1956, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS11, a 1800 HP, 251B (V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 11” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 426 units are built thru 1964. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 5 leased (1964) units from the PRR; they are renumbered to Road Numbers 7640 – 7644 & 7648. Pictured is LV 7640.

 
LV also purchased 4 new RS11s circa 1961, numbered 400-403. As I recall, they were the first RS11s to be delivered with a low nose.  
 
 
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 9:57pm
In 1965 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 7 units, Road Numbers 625 – 631 and will purchase 1 additional unit, Road Number 632 in 1967. Pictured is LV 626.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 10:09pm
As previousily mentioned the Lehigh Valley purchased 6 ALCO RS11 (High Nose) units from the PRR in 1967, but they were originally leased in 1964. Pictured below is LV 8648.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 10:27pm
In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 420, a 2000 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 3” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 131 units are built thru 1968. In 1964 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 12 units, Road Numbers 404 – 415. Pictured is LV 408.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 10:37pm
In 1960 the Lehigh Valley purchases 4 ALCO RS11 (Low Nose) units, Road Numbers 400 – 403. Pictured below is LV 400.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 9th, 2011, 11:59pm
In 1959, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP18, a 1800 HP, EMD 567D1 (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 2” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 388 units are built thru 1963. In 1960 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4 units, Road Numbers 302 – 305. Pictured is LV 304.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 10th, 2011, 12:12am
In 1954, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP9, a 1750 HP, EMD 567C (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 2” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 4,092 units are built thru 1959. In 1959 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 2 units, Road Numbers 300 & 301. Pictured is LV 300.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: May 10th, 2011, 12:45pm
The GP18 is 1800 HP and the GP9 is 1750 HP.
 
Henry
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 10th, 2011, 9:18pm
Henry,
Thanks, nice catch. Revised to reflect.
 
v/r
 
G.F.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 10th, 2011, 10:05pm
In 1949, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S4, a 1000 HP, 539T (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 45’ 5” frame with a total weight of 229,700 lbs. A total of 782 units are built thru 1961. In 1951 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 2 units, Road Numbers 166 & 167. Pictured is LV 167. Cost per unit $97,866.02.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 12th, 2011, 5:14am
In 1950, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW9, a 1200 HP, EMD 567B (12 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 8” frame with a total weight of 248,000 lbs. A total of 815 units are built thru 1953. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 13 units, Road Numbers 280 - 292. Pictured is LV 288.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 12th, 2011, 5:16am
In 1950, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the FA2 & FB2, a 1600 HP, ALCO 244 (4-cycle, V-12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 54’ 0” frame (FA2, FB2 length is 53’ 4”) with a total weight of 240,000 lbs (per unit). A total of 348 FA2 units & 202 FB2 units are built thru 1956. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 8 FA2 units & 4 FB2 units, FA2 Road Numbers 580, 582, 584, 586, 588 & 590 and FB2 Road Numbers 581 & 583 are delivered in 1950 and FA2 Road Numbers 592 & 594 and FB2 Road Numbers 585 & 587 are delivered in 1951. The FA2/FB2 units will remain in service until 1966. Pictured is LV 590.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 12th, 2011, 12:33pm
In 1950, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS3, a 1600 HP, 244 (4-cycle, V-12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 55’ 11” frame with a total weight of 229,000 lbs. A total of 1,370 units are built thru 1956. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 2 units, Road Numbers 215 & 216. Pictured is LV 215.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 15th, 2011, 10:22am
In 1950, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW8, a 800 HP, EMD 567B (8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 230,000 lbs. A total of 374 units are built thru 1954. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 27 units, Road Numbers 250 - 276. Pictured is LV 254.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 17th, 2011, 6:02am
In 1950, Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW) will start production of the S12, a 1200 HP, 606A SC (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 48’ 0” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 451 units are built thru 1956. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 14 units, Road Numbers 230 - 243. Pictured is LV 240.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 20th, 2011, 7:09am
In 1949, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW7, a 1200 HP, 567A (6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 248,000 lbs. A total of 493 units are built thru 1951. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 5 units, Road Numbers 220 - 224. Pictured is LV 221.
Posted by: Ray Stilwell Posted on: May 23rd, 2011, 3:06pm
Here's a builders photo
 
Class DS2
 
LV112
Posted by: Ray Stilwell Posted on: May 23rd, 2011, 3:08pm
The original paint scheme
 
Class DS-1
 
LV62
Posted by: Ray Stilwell Posted on: May 23rd, 2011, 3:10pm
In the same original paint
 
Class DS-1
 
LV61
Posted by: Ray Stilwell Posted on: May 23rd, 2011, 3:20pm
In the blak stripe paint
 
Class DS-1
 
LV60
 
March '64
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 30th, 2011, 4:14pm
In 1949, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the F7, a 1500 HP, 567B (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, A units are 50’ 8” long with a total weight of 230,000 lbs and the B units are 50’ long with a total weight of 228,000 lbs. A total of 2,366 A units and 1,483 B units are built thru 1953. In 1949 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 8 A units (Road Numbers 560 – 574, even) and 6 B units (Road Numbers 561 - 571, odd). Pictured is LV 560.
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 30th, 2011, 7:45pm
In 1945, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the FA1 & FB1, a 1600 HP, ALCO 244 (4-cycle, V-12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 51’ 6” frame (FA1, FB1 length is 50’ 2”) with a total weight of 230,000 lbs (per unit). A total of 417 FA1 units & 209 FB1 units are built thru 1950. In 1948 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 10 FA1 units & 10 FB1 units, FA1 Road Numbers 530, 532, 534, 536, 538, 540, 542, 544, 546 & 548 and FB2 Road Numbers 531, 533, 535, 537, 539, 541, 543, 545, 547 & 549. The FA2/FB2 units will remain in service until 1964. Pictured is LV 530 & 535.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 30th, 2011, 9:23pm
In 1946, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the PA1 & PB1, a 2000 HP, ALCO 244 (4-cycle, V-16) diesel, on a 6 axle, 65’ 8” frame (PA1, PB1 length is 63’ 8”) with a total weight of 303,500 lbs (per unit). A total of 250 PA1 units & 47 PB1 units are built thru 1953. In 1948 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 14 PA1 units, Road Numbers 601 – 614. Pictured is LV 614.  
 
Corrected the photo to provide prototype image vice the model I had previouily posted, thanks Scotty.
 
v/r
 
G.F.
Posted by: scottychaos Posted on: May 30th, 2011, 10:01pm
While its obviously some excellent modeling, we probably shouldn't mix in model photos with prototype photos, just for the purposes of historic accuracy..
(there is  model photo in this thread, and one slipped into the "freight info" thread too..)
 
perhaps some of Lee's stunning O-scale modeling?..so good you *almost* cant even tell they are models!   im not sure if someone actually thinks they are photos of prototype equipment, or if someone is attempting to sneak in some model photos in to see if anyone notices!   (I noticed!)
 
Scot
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 1st, 2011, 6:21am
In 1946, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS2, a 1500 HP, ALCO 244 (4-cycle, V-12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 55’ 5” frame with a total weight of 230,000 lbs. A total of 374 RS2 units are built thru 1950. In 1949 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 2 RS2 units, Road Numbers 210 & 211 and 3 units, Road Numbers 212, 213 and 214 in 1950. Pictured is LV 213.
Posted by: 96550_LVRR Posted on: Jun 1st, 2011, 5:01pm
i'm curious,does anyone know how much the LV paid for any of there locomotives ? since they bought more than 1 of the various locomotives they had in there fleet,did they get a discount on the price ?? what kind of warrenty came with them if any,i know my cousin who worked in the Sayre shops was sent to the Paducha shops for some training.
 
  thanks........
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2011, 5:34am
In 1946, Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW) will start production of the DRS 4-4-1500, a 1500 HP, 608 SC (4-cycle, 8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 58’ 0” frame with a total weight of 271,500 lbs. A total of 35 units are built thru 1950. In 1948 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 200. Cost for the unit $150,102.98.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2011, 5:56am
In 1946, Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW) will start production of the DS 4-4-1000, a 1000 HP, 608 SC (4-cycle, 8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 48’ 10” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 502 units are built thru 1951. In 1949 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 4 units, Road Numbers 140 -143, and 5 units in 1950, Road Numbers 144 - 148. Pictured is LV 140.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 5th, 2011, 11:59am
In 1945, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the F3, a 1500 HP, 567B (12 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, A units are 50’ 8” long with a total weight of 230,000 lbs and the B units are 50’ long with a total weight of 228,000 lbs. A total of 1,111 A units and 696 B units are built thru 1949. In 1948 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 10 A units (Road Numbers 510 – 528, even) and 10 B units (Road Numbers 511 - 529, odd). Pictured is LV 512.
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 5th, 2011, 12:01pm
Pictured below is F3B unit, LV 525.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 5th, 2011, 8:42pm
In 1939, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the FT, a 1350 HP, 567B (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, A units are 50’ 8” long with a total weight of 230,000 lbs and the B units are 48’ 3” long with a total weight of 218,000 lbs. A total of 555 A units and 541 B units are built thru 1945. In 1945 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4 A units (Road Numbers 500 – 506, even) and 4 B units (Road Numbers 501 – 507, odd). Pictured is LV 500.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 7th, 2011, 10:52pm
In 1940, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S2, a 1000 HP, ALCO 539 (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 229,700 lbs. A total of 1,462 S2 units are built thru 1950. In 1942 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 5 units, Road Numbers 150 – 154, and 3 units, 7 units in 1943, Road Numbers 155 –161, 3 units in 1944, Road Numbers 162 - 164 in 1944 and 1 unit, Road Number 165 in 1949. Pictured is LV 154.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 21st, 2011, 9:44pm
In 1940, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S1, a 660 HP, ALCO 539 (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 210,000 lbs. A total of 550 S1 units are built thru 1950. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 117.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 21st, 2011, 10:09pm
In 1940, General Electric will start production of the 44-Ton Switcher. Equipped with a pair of 180 HP, D17000 (4-cycle, V8) Caterpillar diesels, on a 4 axle, 28’ 4” frame with a total weight of 90,000 lbs. A total of 385 units are built thru 1956. In 1941 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 60, and purchase 2 more units, Road Numbers 61 & 62 in 1942. Pictured below is LV 62.
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 21st, 2011, 10:23pm
In 1939, Baldwin Locomotive Works (BLW) will start production of the VO-1000, a 1000 HP, De La Vergne VO (4-cycle, 8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 48’ 10” frame with a total weight of 244,500 lbs. A total of 548 units are built thru 1948. In 1944 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 5 units, Road Numbers 135 - 139. Pictured is LV 135.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2011, 5:45am
In 1938, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW1, a 600 HP, 567A (2-stroke, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 198,000 lbs. A total of 661 units are built thru 1953. In 1939 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 112, purchase 3 units in 1940, Road Numbers 113 – 115 and 2 additional units in 1950, Road Numbers 118 and 119. Pictured is LV 112.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2011, 6:16am
In 1939, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the NW2, a 1000 HP, 567A (12 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 248,000 lbs. A total of 1,145 units are built thru 1949. In 1949 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 7 units, Road Number 180 – 186. Pictured is LV 180.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2011, 3:06pm
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2011, 3:58pm
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2011, 5:00pm
From 1931 thru 1940, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the HH (High Hood) Series (Models 600, 660, 900 & 1000) for a total production of 177 units. In February of 1940 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1, HH660 unit previously owned by ACL and returned to ALCO.  It is equipped with a 660 HP, McIntosh & Seymour 538 (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 43’ 6” frame with a total weight of 206,120 lbs. Pictured below is LV 116.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2011, 6:22am
Pictured below is LV 105 (formerly ALCO Demo 601 built July, 1932), it is an ALCO HH600, equipped with a McIntosh & Seymour 531, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2011, 8:10pm
Pictured below is LV 103, an ALCO HH300, equipped with a McIntosh & Seymour 300 HP, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel, on a 4 axle, 32’ 8” frame with a total weight of 132,000 lbs, purchased in December, 1931.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2011, 8:19pm
Pictured below is LV 102, an ALCO HH300, purchased in July, 1931 (previously ALCO Demo #301). Of the 7 HH300s built, The Lehigh Valley had 2 and the U.S. Navy owned the other 5.
Posted by: photoman475 Posted on: Jun 24th, 2011, 9:21pm
Gfluck1:
 
Love these photos-interesting to see them!
 
Question:  Is those Batz trucks under the 102, or an early Blunt?
 
Alan
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 24th, 2011, 10:12pm
Alan,
 
To the best of my knowledge the HH series used Blunt trucks exclusively.
 
v/r
 
G.F.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 12th, 2011, 9:16am
Pictured below is LV 76, an EMD, 400hp Box-Cab. Used at the Lehigh Valley's Jersey City Washington Street freight terminal. It was renumbered from 116 in 1938 and scrapped in 1953.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 9:14am
Pictured below is LV 125, purchased in 1927, built by Brill and GE.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 9:16am
Pictured below is LV 101, renumbered from the previousily posted LV 125 in 1938.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 9:24am
Pictured below is LV 100, purchased in 1926 from EMC, originally built jointly by American Locomotive Works, General Electric and Ingersoll-Rand (AGEIR) in 1925. The second Diesel owned by the Lehigh Valley.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 9:27am
Pictured below is LV 99, the Lehigh Valley's first Diesel, purchased in 1926 along with the previousily posted LV 100.
Posted by: FFW-1 Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 11:49am
Wow, looks like some of those came from my book.......;^
 
RAH
Posted by: BlackDiamondRR Posted on: Nov 11th, 2011, 8:44pm
I also recall seeing a photo of a boxcab in Cornell with black stripes, perhaps in Extra 2200 South? Have to dig out my old LV issues.
     Bud
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Dec 30th, 2011, 6:52am
Newly acquired photo of LV 116 (HH660)
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jan 1st, 2012, 8:57am
Pictured below is LV 211 (RS3), originally built as a joint venture by ALCO and GE for the PRR in 1953 it ended up as a trade from the PC in 1970 for the original LV 211 (RS2). Spend much of its Lehigh Valley life working the Buffalo, NY area. (Shown in the first LV paint scheme)
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jan 1st, 2012, 8:58am
LV 211 (RS3) shown in the second paint scheme.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 24th, 2012, 6:57am
On "Reply 13" of this thread I posted the info on the GP18 and I thought I would provide an additional photo of the posted LV 304. As I was looking through some of the other threads , specifically "Paint schemes 300-305" the photo of 304 with the "Nose Job" (which is reposted below).
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 24th, 2012, 7:02am
And now LV 304 looking "pretty".
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 12th, 2012, 9:06am
In Reply #11 of this thread is pictured ALCO C420 LV 408 in the original "Yellow Jacket" paint scheme and below 408 in red.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jul 11th, 2012, 11:36pm
on Jun 23rd, 2011, 6:22am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Pictured below is LV 105 (formerly ALCO Demo 601 built July, 1932), it is an ALCO HH600, equipped with a McIntosh & Seymour 531, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel.

 
Recently obtained color photo of LV 105
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Jul 12th, 2012, 1:04pm
on Jul 11th, 2012, 11:36pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Recently obtained color photo of LV 105

 
Looks like both photos were taken at the same place years apart, looks to be at the big shop in Sayre.
 
Henry
Posted by: scottychaos Posted on: Jul 12th, 2012, 3:29pm
on Jul 12th, 2012, 1:04pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Looks like both photos were taken at the same place years apart, looks to be at the big shop in Sayre.
 
Henry

 
yes, and yes.
 
Scot
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jul 29th, 2012, 6:51pm
Can anyone tell me when the LV painted RS3 216 and GP9 301 in the "Cigar Band" paint scheme?
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jul 29th, 2012, 6:54pm
Can anyone tell me when the LV painted RS3 216 and GP9 301 in the "Cigar Band" paint scheme?  
Posted by: charlie6017 Posted on: Jul 29th, 2012, 10:01pm
on Jul 29th, 2012, 6:54pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Can anyone tell me when the LV painted RS3 216 and GP9 301 in the "Cigar Band" paint scheme?  

 
Just now read that the GP-9 was painted into this scheme in 1971, per "Lehigh Valley In Color, Vol.2" Pg 107.
 
I cannot speak for the #216, but I suspect it may have been right around the same time.
 
Charlie
Posted by: TB_Diamond Posted on: Jul 29th, 2012, 10:35pm
According to Steckler in Lehigh Valley Railroad Diesel Paint Schemes (1925-1976), the 216 was painted in the wide yellow band scheme in August 1973 and the 301 received the same scheme in 1972.
 
Using the same reference, the 216 was repainted in April 1974 and the 301 in February 1976, both to the final scheme they would have until ConRail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Aug 21st, 2012, 10:04pm
on May 24th, 2012, 6:57am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
On "Reply 13" of this thread I posted the info on the GP18 and I thought I would provide n additional photo of the posted LV 304. As I was looking through some of the other threads , specifically "Paint schemes 300-305" the photo of 304 with the "Nose Job" (which is reposted below).
 

 
A copy of "Before" photos
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Aug 21st, 2012, 10:06pm
A copy of "Before" photo
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Aug 24th, 2012, 9:32pm
on Jun 21st, 2011, 10:09pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1940, General Electric will start production of the 44-Ton Switcher. Equipped with a pair of 180 HP, D17000 (4-cycle, V8) Caterpillar diesels, on a 4 axle, 28’ 4” frame with a total weight of 90,000 lbs. A total of 385 units are built thru 1956. In 1941 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 60, and purchase 2 more units, Road Numbers 61 & 62 in 1942. Pictured below is LV 62.
 

 
Recently acquired photo of LV 60
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 3rd, 2012, 6:05am
on May 9th, 2011, 10:09pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
As previousily mentioned the Lehigh Valley purchased 5 ALCO RS11 (High Nose) units from the PRR in 1967, but they were originally leased in 1964. Pictured below is LV 8648.

 
Recently acquired color photo of LV 8648
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 14th, 2012, 6:04am
on May 10th, 2011, 10:05pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1949, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S4, a 1000 HP, 539T (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 45’ 5” frame with a total weight of 229,700 lbs. A total of 782 units are built thru 1961. In 1951 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 2 units, Road Numbers 166 & 167. Pictured is LV 167.

 
Recently acquired color photo of LV 167.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 14th, 2012, 6:15am
on May 15th, 2011, 10:22am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1950, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW8, a 800 HP, EMD 567B (8 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 230,000 lbs. A total of 374 units are built thru 1954. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 27 units, Road Numbers 250 - 276. Pictured is LV 254.

 
Recently acquired color photo of LV 254.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 14th, 2012, 6:25am
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.

 
Recently acquired color photo of LV 121
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Apr 24th, 2013, 11:59am
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?
Posted by: Rich Chapin Posted on: Apr 25th, 2013, 9:50pm
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 8th, 2013, 6:24pm
Does anyone out there know what all of the LV's diesel classes were and the appropriate designations?
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 16th, 2013, 10:37am
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 12:00pm
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 6:34pm
Pictured below is LV 127, an SW900m from my slide collection, photo taken on July 27, 1962, unfortunately the location is not listed.
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Sep 23rd, 2013, 10:55am
Great stuff, Guy.........thanks for sharing!
 
Charlie
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 27th, 2013, 7:02am
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2013, 10:16am
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.
Posted by: LV LOU Posted on: Sep 28th, 2013, 11:00am
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!!!
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2013, 12:04pm
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.  
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2013, 12:12pm
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
Posted by: LV319 Posted on: Sep 28th, 2013, 6:33pm
Thanks Guy, great before and after pictures!
Posted by: George_Harris Posted on: Sep 30th, 2013, 9:26pm
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.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 5th, 2013, 6:59pm
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
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 12th, 2013, 8:28am
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.  
 
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 12th, 2013, 8:29am
And below is LV 218
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2013, 4:31pm
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
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 24th, 2014, 7:28pm
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.
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: May 25th, 2014, 9:17am
I absolutely LOVE that paint-scheme......there's just something about it!    
 
Charlie
Posted by: LV319 Posted on: May 25th, 2014, 9:49am
I 2nd that!!!  Great picture, thank you for posting it.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: May 25th, 2014, 4:29pm
Agreed, especially on the HH Alco with that long arc as the dividing line.
 
Henry
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 6th, 2014, 6:48am
Segment 6(a) of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, PRR 8461 at Kane, PA in August of 1957, originally purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad in June of 1952. (From George Elwood's Fallen Flags website, David Nyce Photo from the Gary Stuebben Collection)
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 6th, 2014, 7:01am
Segment 6(b) of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, PC 5461 at Selkirk, NY in April of 1970, originally purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad in June of 1952, numbered 8461 and renumbered to 5461 at the time of the 1968 merger with the New York Central. (From George Elwood's Fallen Flags website, J.R. Quinn Photo from the Gary Stuebben Collection)  
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 6th, 2014, 7:45am
Segment 6(c) of “Before It Was The Lehigh Valley’s”, pictured is an ALCO RS3, LV 210 at Sayre, PA in 1971, originally purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad in June of 1952, numbered 8461 and renumbered to 5461 at the time of the 1968 merger with the New York Central.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Jun 6th, 2014, 9:00am
Even though it is pretty simple, the LV paint job is by far the nicest of the three.
 
Henry
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 6th, 2014, 9:04am
And now the RS2 that would be replaced by the aforementioned.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 9th, 2014, 5:52am
on Jun 23rd, 2011, 8:10pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Pictured below is LV 103, an ALCO HH300, equipped with a McIntosh & Seymour 300 HP, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel, on a 4 axle, 32’ 8” frame with a total weight of 132,000 lbs, purchased in December, 1931.

 
ALCO predelivery photo of LV 103
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Jun 9th, 2014, 6:00am
on Jun 7th, 2011, 10:52pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1940, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S2, a 1000 HP, ALCO 539 (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 5” frame with a total weight of 229,700 lbs. A total of 1,462 S2 units are built thru 1950. In 1942 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 5 units, Road Numbers 150 – 154, and 3 units, 7 units in 1943, Road Numbers 155 –161, 3 units in 1944, Road Numbers 162 - 164 in 1944 and 1 unit, Road Number 165 in 1949. Pictured is LV 154.

 
ALCO predelivery photo of LV 150
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014, 11:08am
on Jun 5th, 2011, 8:42pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1939, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the FT, a 1350 HP, 567B (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, A units are 50’ 8” long with a total weight of 230,000 lbs and the B units are 48’ 3” long with a total weight of 218,000 lbs. A total of 555 A units and 541 B units are built thru 1945. In 1945 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4 A units (Road Numbers 500 – 506, even) and 4 B units (Road Numbers 501 – 507, odd). Pictured is LV 500.

 
My buddy sent this color photo of LV 506 & 507, thought I'd share it as I haven't seen many or even have many FT color photos.
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 2nd, 2014, 9:36am
on Dec 30th, 2011, 6:52am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Newly acquired photo of LV 116 (HH660)

 
Below is the locomotive diagram for LV 116 from the 10/21/1959 "Diagrams Of Diesel Electric Locomotives".
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Apr 18th, 2015, 9:41pm
on Jun 21st, 2011, 10:09pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1940, General Electric will start production of the 44-Ton Switcher. Equipped with a pair of 180 HP, D17000 (4-cycle, V8) Caterpillar diesels, on a 4 axle, 28’ 4” frame with a total weight of 90,000 lbs. A total of 385 units are built thru 1956. In 1941 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 1 unit, Road Number 60, and purchase 2 more units, Road Numbers 61 & 62 in 1942. Pictured below is LV 62.
 

 
Pre-delivery photo of LV 60
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 12th, 2015, 11:05pm
on Aug 21st, 2012, 10:04pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
A copy of "Before" photos

 
Before the boo boo (but mostly because this is an awesome photo).
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 27th, 2015, 9:38am
on May 8th, 2011, 7:31am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1968, General electric will start production of the U23B, a 2250 HP, FDL-12 (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 2” frame with a total weight of 242,000 lbs.. A total of 481 units are built. In 1974 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 12 units, road Numbers 501 – 512. Pictured below is LV 503.

 
The attached is from the Thursday, November 21, 1974, "The Evening Times" (Sayre & Athens, PA, Waverly, NY), "A DOZEN FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY".
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 31st, 2015, 10:16am
on May 9th, 2011, 10:27pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 420, a 2000 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 3” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 131 units are built thru 1968. In 1964 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 12 units, Road Numbers 404 – 415. Pictured is LV 408.

 
The attached is from the Friday, November 13, 1964, "The Evening Times" (Sayre & Athens, PA, Waverly, NY), "NEW LEHIGH VALLEY DIESELS GO INTO ROAD SERVICE".  
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: May 31st, 2015, 10:31am
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.

 
The attached is from the Thursday, December 28, 1967, "The Evening Times" (Sayre & Athens, PA, Waverly, NY), "ONE OF LEHIGH'S NEW DIESELS".    
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Oct 15th, 2016, 9:24am
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.

 
Article from "Democrat & Chronicle", July 11, 1938, features EMC SW LV 107
Posted by: gfluck1 Posted on: Feb 6th, 2018, 6:05am
Article is from the May 31, 1951, "The Evening Times", "NEW DIESEL SWITCH ENGINE GOING IN SERVICE IN SAYRE".