The Lehigh & Susquehanna, CNJ in PA - the series is finished

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The Lehigh & Susquehanna, CNJ in PA - the series is finished

Postby PeteB » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:33 pm

The 6-volume series of books describing Jersey Central's history in Pennsylvania is now complete. Coverage of the final era, 1947-1972 (the diesel era), has required two books, volumes V-A and V-B. The topics covered by each book are described below from their respective tables of contents. These books and the four earlier volumes in the series may be purchased from the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Chapter NRHS, Ron's Books and The Model Railroad Shop (Piscataway, NJ). (The four earlier volumes are described in the book forum section of this site.)

Volume V-A focuses on operations. Topics covered include the following:
Motive Power
Wrecks
Cooperation to Move Trains
Symbol Freight Schedules Effective April 27, 1947
Operations as Observed at WK Tower in the First Half of 1948
Symbol Freight Schedules; April 24, 1949 Through October 25, 1959
Record of Dispatchments at the Scranton Engine Terminal 1958-1961
Symbol Freight Schedules; April 30, 1961 Through April 28, 1963
Freights Operated on the Penn Division in 1963
Coordination and Consolidation in 1965: CNJ, LV and RDG Seek Savings
Freights Operated on the Penn Division in February, 1966
Operations as Observed at R Tower in the Spring of 1966
Freights Operated on the Penn Division in June, 1966
Through Freight Train Classifications Effective January 10, 1967
Freights Operated on the Penn Division in December, 1967 and March, 1968
CNJ Symbol Freight Schedules; April, 1968 – April, 1971
Road Drills, Mine and Yard Runs
Freight Connections
Passenger Service and Excursions
L&NE Railway Operations
Epilogue

300 pages, soft cover, glossy paper, indexed, 145 photographs including 59 in color, 12 maps, 5 illustrations and 131 examples of newspaper and magazine articles plus railroad paperwork.
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Volume V-B focuses on history, right-of-way, stations and customers. Topics covered include the following:
The Central Railroad of Pennsylvania
Track, Bridges and Tunnels
Hurricane Diane; Destruction Results in Reconfiguring the Main Line
DL&W Detours after Hurricane Diane
Ashley Planes
Branches
Allentown Yard
Bethlehem Engine Terminal
CNJ and L&HR Discuss Charges at Bethlehem Engine Terminal
Other Yards and Engine Terminals
Trackage Rights over the D&H to Reach Scranton
Interlocking Towers
Stations
Freight Cars
The L&S as a Short Cut for the New York Central in Chicago – New York Service
Landlord and Tenant, LC&N and CNJ, and Sale of the L&NE
Finding a Home as the Large Eastern Roads Seek to Consolidate
Abandonment of the L&S
Anthracite Traffic; Overview and Statistics
Anthracite Traffic, Some Collieries Switched
Pennsylvania Division Anthracite Receivers
Bituminous Traffic
Anthracite and Bituminous Traffic, Transport to Tidewater
Bethlehem Steel, Successor to the Anthracite Iron Industry
The Cement Industry
New Jersey Zinc
Other Freight Customers
Ozymandias
Index
Bibliography for Volumes I through V-B

330 pages, soft cover, glossy paper, indexed, bibliography supporting all six books in the series, 159 photographs including 73 in color, 18 maps, 36 illustrations and 92 examples of newspaper and
magazine articles plus railroad paperwork.
PeteB
 
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