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Date: 10/09/19 21:20
Questions 2, Lehigh Valley
Author: MartyBernard

I have almost no information on this train.  Any help welcomed.  The closest locomotive looks like a 2-8-2 and the number on the cab looks like a 4000 series, which Lehigh didn't have.  The railroad did have Mikados in the 400 series.

Lehigh Valley Railroad three steam locomotives pushing a freight train, location unrecorded, on July 24, 1949. Photographed by Donald W. Furler, Furler-22-056-01, © 2017, Center for Railroad Photography and Art


Thanks,
Marty Bernard
Volunteer
Center for Railroad Photography and Art



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/19 21:49 by MartyBernard.




Date: 10/09/19 21:46
Re: Questions 2, Lehigh Valley
Author: perklocal

Pushers on an Ore Train most likely coming up from Mount Carmel,PA.where the PRR handed these trains off to the LV. This Ore was consigned to the Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem,PA. I would guess that this is on the grade near Diamondtown,PA.  Looks like 3 -  4000 series Class R-1  2-10-2s.  What a fantastic shot !



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/19 21:51 by perklocal.



Date: 10/10/19 07:11
Re: Questions 2, Lehigh Valley
Author: LV95032

These are the pushers. There should be a head end shot to go with this - Collins description for same shot:LV4000 Centralia, Pa7/24/49 three 2-10-2's (4043, 4048) pushing ore train



Date: 10/15/19 09:08
Re: Questions 2, Lehigh Valley
Author: Gonut1

There is a great book recently published concerning these very ore trains. I don't recall seeing any photos of the then common use of 3 big 2-10-2s shoving the coal up from Mount Carmel! What a fantastic photo.
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