This is a preview of The Lehigh Valley Railroad Volume 1. This DVD is available from our website shown at the end of this preview.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was an Anthracite coal hauling railroad which extended from New York City to Buffalo New York.
It was born out of the need to have reliable transportation of Anthracite Coal from the coal fields of Pennsylvania to the industrial areas in the East.
The railroad was known for its bright Cornell Red paint scheme and its premier passenger trains such as the Black Diamond, the John Wilkes and the Asa Packer which was named for its founder.
In volume 1 of The Lehigh Valley Railroad, we’ll look at steam and first generation diesel operations from Jersey to Laurel Run, Pennsylvania, between the mid 1940’s and the mid 1960’s through the films of Arthur Angstadt, Charlie & Ken Bealer, the Alan Furler collection and the Randolph Kulp collection of the Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS.