New Book - The Lehigh & Susquehanna Vol. III (CNJ in PA)

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New Book - The Lehigh & Susquehanna Vol. III (CNJ in PA)

Post by PeteB » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:30 pm

The Lehigh & Susquehanna, Jersey Central’s Pennsylvania Operations Volume III covers the era 1892 – 1917 and may be of interest to period modelers of the CNJ, the anthracite railroads and other northeast railroads in general. There is an 18-page section on CNJ freight cars including coverage from industry magazines of the era of various car types including a 30-ton hopper-bottom gondola, 40-ton steel hopper, 50-ton steel hopper, 30-ton box car, 40-ton hopper-bottom gondola, 55-ton fishbelly gondola, 40-ton ice car and a 30-ton stock car. Builders include Standard Steel, ACF, Cambria Steel and Middletown Car Works. In some cases, plans are presented or the reader can Google Book Search the referenced magazine for plans and further details. In addition plans are presented for a Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company mine car and there is a 3-page section on the Sterlingworth Railway Supply Company’s hopper-gondola sold to DL&W among others. (Sterlingworth was an Easton, PA railcar builder.)

In this period CNJ took delivery of its finest drag era road power, large 4-8-0’s and 2-8-0’s. They are covered in a 12-page section on CNJ motive power including examples of wheel types 0-6-0, 0-8-0, 4-4-0, 4-6-0 and 4-8-0. This book ends just short of the modern steam era on the CNJ, symbolized by the 2-8-2’s and 4-6-2’s.

314 pages, soft cover, glossy paper, black and white, 69 maps, 124 images and 7 CNJ freight car plans. The book is carried by the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the NRHS and Ron’s Books.

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