Included are 192 pages of profusely illustrated Lehigh Valley Railroad history (corporate and operational) presented in an intelligent, factual, black & white format including 231 photographs, 44 maps and track diagrams, as well as numerous tables - charts - and timetable representations. This is THE STORY of the founding and formation of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, from its roots in the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania to its development of a tidewater terminal on New York Harbor. Marine operations are revealed in photographs and vessel enrollment summaries including tug boats, self-propelled steam lighters, schooner barges, and vessel name changes.
Take a photographic journey on the Lehigh Valley Railroad from the anthracite capital of the world at Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, eastward to the Route of Anthracite's terminus on New York Harbor. See every station, branch line, interlocking, and other points of interest in between supplemented by many train views. The Lehigh Valley Railroad: East of Mauch Chunk is a station book, an interlocking book, a marine book, a map book, a train consist book - in conclusion - a book that personifies not only a railroad but also an era. Hard cover with dust jacket.
A few autographed copies are available from the authors at $50 each. Contact: Authors LV: East of Mauch Chunk
Non-autographed copies available at discounted prices from Rails 'N' Shafts. Contact Rails 'N' Shafts
"This book takes a different approach than the many others seen by this reviewer; it might best be described as a pictorial physical history. Although emphasis is on the layout of the railroad, there is much action photography as well. One strength of this book is the careful coverage of track in the harbor area of greater New York City. Diagrams and photographs combine to give a good understanding of the variety of yards, connecting lines, piers, etc." - National Railway Historical Society, National Railway Bulletin, Volume 63, Number 6, 1998, page 36.
"Each section begins with several pages of historical overview, followed by a fine selection of well-reproduced black and white period photographs, arranged sequentially by milepost from west to east. LV's operations on the Hudson and Harlem rivers are covered as well. Stations , structures, bridges, yards and facilities are all given their due, from prominent locations on the mainline to the more obscure. While this book's main emphasis is…the entire physical plant, there are many fine photos of LV trains throughout history, some showing rare views of LV and other line's equipment. Any fan of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the anthracite industry, marine railroading, or New Jersey and Pennsylvania history, will want this book in his or her library." - Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1998, pages 31 & 32.
"Very good text and well-illustrated with pictures and maps." - from publications catalog, Anthracite Railroads Historical Society
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