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Date: 08/13/19 20:19
CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: LV95032

Single cab units on a road train is somewhat unusual. A single Baldwin cab unit pulling an empty hopper train is very unusual.

RWJ




Date: 08/13/19 21:28
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: perklocal

Another Samsel Classic ! I like those box cars at the freight house.



Date: 08/14/19 05:37
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: moonliter

Where and when was the photo taken?  I do not know the area so I'm not sure if it is indeed Bethlehem or if the photographer is from Bethlehem.

Thank-you for any additional details.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 08/14/19 06:25
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: refarkas

An "A+" classic image.
Bob



Date: 08/14/19 06:32
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: rbenko

All I can say is wow!!  Just so classic - thanks for posting.

What's also great is that both buildings still exist - check out Google Maps:  Click to view contemporary view of station



Date: 08/14/19 08:28
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: thebluecomet

The train is westbound passing the CNJ Bethlehem passenger station. The Lehigh Valley was on the other (south) side of the Lehigh River.  After the CNJ pulled out of Pennsylvania in 1972 the tracks were pulled up roughly halfway to that bridge in the distance all the way east to Easton.  The Baldwins lingered on until the 1972 pull out after which the CNJ dumped all their oddball power.  The Baldwins lasted longer than the F3's since the F's were of greater trade-in value on the SD35's purchased in 1965.



Date: 08/14/19 08:35
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: LV95032

Last Baldwin cab unit on CNJ was in 1967.

thebluecomet Wrote:
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> The train is westbound passing the CNJ Bethlehem
> passenger station. The Lehigh Valley was on the
> other (south) side of the Lehigh River.  After
> the CNJ pulled out of Pennsylvania in 1972 the
> tracks were pulled up roughly halfway to that
> bridge in the distance all the way east to
> Easton.  The Baldwins lingered on until the 1972
> pull out after which the CNJ dumped all their
> oddball power.  The Baldwins lasted longer than
> the F3's since the F's were of greater trade-in
> value on the SD35's purchased in 1965.



Date: 08/14/19 08:36
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: Roadjob

What a classic shot! I love everything about it.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Date: 08/14/19 08:43
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: King_Coal

Roundhouse foreman must have been a religious person. Took a lot of faith to send that unit out single handed at that late date. Great photo!



Date: 08/14/19 09:14
Re: CNJ Babyface Baldwin working alone
Author: wag216

King Coal- Love your remark! wag216



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