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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The first view is of a Lehigh Valley inspection engine at Kingston, PA in the 1930s. After its railroad service ended, a private owner built a railroad on his property, and ran this engine there. Following the owner's death, his wife in patriotic fervor donated #1 to help the cause of the USA during WWII.

    In the the center is pictured a LV freight Diesel at Buffalo, NY in the 1950s

    The third image is that of a Lehigh Valley freight engine at Coxton Yards, located in Luzerne County, PA. This engine had three cylinders!

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Very interesting story on the first train & it's demise.
      She most likely got rid of the rails as well.
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      I meant to say "engine".
    3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Yes, my friend, the rails went, too! I think that if the LV had held onto to this unique piece of machinery, it might have not met that fate.

      I often think about how cool it would be to get the old plans for such things, and have them rebuilt. Considering weight, Centrifugal force, and efficiency, perhaps using the old materials might work better than using modern ones.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Could that be a 2-10-2 Santa Fe type locomotive?
    5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Thank you, aghcollect…I appreciate your love of these images….
    6. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Good evening, Jewels! I appreciate your love of these!
    7. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Hi, fortapache…I posted this on the Lehigh Valley Railroad Facebook page, and a man who knows of such things commented that: "Nice photo! Thats a S-1 class 4-8-2, with three cylinders! One of only six on the LV."

      I have more LV photos around somewhere hiding within my "stuff" :) I will try to find these and will post them. A lot of viewers like trains and their related items.
    8. Re-In-Vintage Re-In-Vintage, 5 years ago
      Do you know of any videos of this railroad? All I have seen are photos. Thank you.
    9. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Re-in-Vintage….There are some Lehigh Valley videos on YouTube, and I've seen some for sale occasionally.

      If you access Railroading in Buffalo, there is some audio of an Alco PA-1 Diesel Powered Black Diamond leaving town….the horn is the best part.

      Thanks for your question, and the best to you always…Ted
    10. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      I am grateful for the love that each of you has shown for these images….thank you very much!
    11. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      I wonder how many planes and tanks and jeeps were made out of old no 1#.
    12. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
      Yes, Trey…I thought the same thing! She was a little small, so minimal material may have been obtained, but I guess that they needed all of the metal that could be obtained.

      Still, it would have been so great to have spared this beauty! I'm not sure, but I think that the LV had a twin to this one….gone too!
    13. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      PICTURE ONE--Looks to be the very first original "Toonerville Trolly" There was a later one in the Mid-West.

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