L&HR customers - 1960s

Discussion of the L&HR and its predecessor the Warwick Valley Railroad for the period 1860-1976 at its inclusion with ConRail

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Re: L&HR customers - 1960s

Postby Paul Miller » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:54 pm

Mary Jean, would you happen to have a picture of your father's business? I'd love to include it in the next edition of my book. Always good to hear from local businesses on the line!
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Re: L&HR customers - 1960s

Postby NYS&W142Fan » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:01 pm

Also Don't forget to add the trackage rights from Andover over the EL's Branchville line to Port Morris Yard where the L&HR exchanged freight with the EL.
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Re: L&HR customers - 1960s

Postby Marty Feldner » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:41 pm

NYS&W142Fan wrote:Also Don't forget to add the trackage rights from Andover over the EL's Branchville line to Port Morris Yard where the L&HR exchanged freight with the EL.


The Port Morris traffic is not at all germane to this thread; it was DL&W trackage, there was no interchange, and there were no online customers for the L&HR. The trackage rights agreement was to use the L&HR as a conduit to get DL&W traffic to the New Haven's Maybrook gateway into southern New England, bypassing the New York harbor carfloats.

This arrangement dated to about 1905. When the Lackawanna and the Erie merged in 1960, the end of Port Morris jobs was clear; with the Erie having its own direct access to Maybrook, it was only a matter of time. By 1963 the Port Morris traffic was gone.

Regardless of whose engines or crews were on the trains, they were Lackawanna trains.
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