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Date: 01/15/22 00:50
Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: refarkas

Here is another view (Last Saturday was the first view.) of a leased Bangor and Aroostook switcher working the Leheigh Valley yard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 8, 1973. This scene with BAR 31 and so many of these fallen-flag freight cars can not be repeated today. Only one Union Pacific boxcar is not from a fallen flag.
Bob



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/22 01:09 by refarkas.




Date: 01/15/22 02:19
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: RNP47

What a great look into the past! Thanks for posting! Looks like my Lionel layout from years ago, one box car from a bunch of different railroads!



Date: 01/15/22 04:06
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: bandob

Classic yard scene! What railroad is the boxcar with NB on it?

B&OBill



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Date: 01/15/22 04:17
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: Ray_Murphy

Northampton & Bath?

bandob Wrote:
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> Classic yard scene! What railroad is the boxcar
> with NB on it?
>
> B&OBill



Date: 01/15/22 05:44
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: PRR K4

Amazing how much has changed.
A great picture of railroading in the past.
Just look at the brakeman on the pilot footboards without a yellow safety vest!

Jack



Date: 01/15/22 05:59
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: robj

Great set of cars.  1973 I worked on the Milwaukee Road and there was no use of foot boards.

Bob



Date: 01/15/22 06:19
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: 3rdswitch

Very nice. No two cars alike.
JB



Date: 01/15/22 07:25
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: Conch

The switcher might have been the focus but the collection of cars is awesome!

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Date: 01/15/22 08:38
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: boejoe

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> Northampton & Bath?
>
> bandob Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Classic yard scene! What railroad is the boxcar
> > with NB on it?
> >
> > B&OBill

Yes indeed.  Northampton & Bath.  Once located in the cement district a few miles upstream on the Lehigh River from this former CNJ yard.  Most of the line is now a trail.



Date: 01/15/22 14:43
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: Ritzville

Sure like all the boxcars in the yard background.

Larry
 



Date: 01/15/22 20:34
Re: Switcher Saturday - BAR 31
Author: krm152

Very nice view of BAR #31,  The photo also provides a good view of rolling stock around in 1973.
Thanks for your very interesting posting.
ALLEN



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