New book on CNJ purchase of portions of the L&NE

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New book on CNJ purchase of portions of the L&NE

Post by phoebesnow » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:44 pm

Ever wonder about how the Jersey's Central's purchase of portions of the Lehigh & New England came about? We found a copy of a book published in April of 1960 that was originally released as a report to the Central Railroad of New Jersey by the consulting engineering firm of Coverdale & Colpitts to analyze the purchase of the portions of the Lehigh & New England Railroad in the cement and the anthracite coal region while abandoning the rest of the line. In this report you will find a detailed look at the current traffic on the L&NE as well as the financial justification for the CNJ to purchase these portions of the L&NE. The book is 42 pages long plus an 11' X 17" fold out color map. I am offering it through the Phoebe Snow Company. It is a great reference tool, not to mention lots of interesting reading! We are asking $12.95 a copy, plus $4.00 for shipping in a padded envelope. They are in stock and will ship right away upon order.

You can order a copy here: ... NE1960.htm
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