• FFW-1 Schedules spring 1950

  • Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.
Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.

Moderator: scottychaos

  by wdburt1
 
In late April or early May 1950, possibly in conjunction with the April 30 shift to Daylight Saving Time, Lehigh Valley and Nickel Plate inaugurated second-morning service from North Jersey to Chicago, as follows:

FFW-1:
lv New York (Oak Island?) 8:30PM Day 0
ar Buffalo (Tifft?) 10:00 AM Day 1
BC-1:
lv Buffalo Jct Yard 1:30 PM Day 1
ar Chicago (Calumet?) 4:45 AM Day 2

I would like to understand what changes (if any) were made to FFW-1's schedule to make this new service possible. If anyone has FFW-1's schedule before and/or after the time change, please message me. Thanks.
  by lvrr325
 
Looks like it averaged about 34 mph across the LV.