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Charles Knox Freericks's Collection
 
11/20/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: LVT
Model:UNKNOWN TrolleyBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Notes:Cicinnati Car Company Red Devi
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Liberty Bell Limited lightweight
Title:  Liberty Bell Limited lightweight
Description:  One of twelve very modern lightweight high-speed interurbans bought second-hand from the defunct Cincanniti and Lake Erie Railroad, coach-lounge "Red Devil" #1020 was one of seven lounge cars in the order (the others were straight coaches). The motorman's side door was cut in by the LVT. The front trolley pole was added to allow reverse running. The third rail shoes were added for running on the Philadelphia and Western track south of Norristown. It is seen here in front of the Lehigh Valley Transit Depot Ticket Office at 8th and Hamilton in downtown Allentown.
Photo Date:  6/1/1949  Upload Date: 2/25/2009 12:36:16 AM
Location:  Allentown, PA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
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Locomotives:  LVT 1020(Trolley)
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"Liberty Bell Limited" high speed service
Title:  "Liberty Bell Limited" high speed service
Description:  A former Cincinnati and Lake Erie "Red Devil" car (or a Cincinnati Car as my dad called them) Liberty Bell Limited waits at 8th and Hamilton St. at the Liberty Bell route depot in downtown Allentown. This was one of 12 lightweight 1000 series Red Devils from the C&LE. Built in 1930 by Cincinnati Car Company, these cars had a top speed of about 80 mph and aluminum bodies. LVT aquired them in 1939 after C&LE abandoned in 1938. They ran until LVT called it quits in 1951, and were scrapped in 1952. This car was running one of the "Expresses" leaving Allentown on the hour from 6 am to 10 pm. It would reach 69th Street in Upper Darby in 2 hours and 22 minutes.
Photo Date:  6/1/1949  Upload Date: 2/17/2009 11:07:39 PM
Location:  Allentown, PA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
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Locomotives:  LVT 1020(Trolley)
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Cincinnati "Red Devil" passing Brill "Master Unit"
Title:  Cincinnati "Red Devil" passing Brill "Master Unit"
Description:  The Liberty Bell Depot of the Lehigh Valley Transit at 8th and Hamilton is the backdrop as Cicinnati Car Company "Red Devil" #1020 in Philadelphia Express service passes Brill "Master Unit" #953 in local service on what appears to be a warm summer afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/1/1949  Upload Date: 2/25/2009 12:36:10 AM
Location:  Allentown, PA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
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Locomotives:  LVT 1020(Trolley) LVT 953(Trolley)
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