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L&HR Limecrest Quarry pick up
Title:  L&HR Limecrest Quarry pick up
Description:  L&HR C420s #24 and #29 work at Limecrest a few months before the Conrail takeover. The L&HR was a railfan friendly operation and Ray Wetzel spent a lot of time documenting its final days.
Photo Date:  10/2/1975  Upload Date: 5/23/2011 10:27:58 PM
Location:  Lafayette, NJ
Author:  Ray Wetzel
Locomotives:  LHR 24(C420) LHR 29(C420)
Views:  3803   Comments: 7
DH 1216
Title:  DH 1216
Description:  The Delaware & Hudson "Slate Picker" crosses the Champlain Canal behind the D&H's two used (but snazzy) Sharknose RF16s. This train served the Washington Branch. Its name harked back to the slate industry that existed on the branch, all the way back to the 19th Century. The diesels were ex New York Central, purchased from the Monogahela Railway in 1974. The last two Baldwin RF-16 "Sharks" in the world at this time, they were part of a preservation project under Carl B. Sterzing Jr. D&H CEO. They were sold upon his retirement.
Photo Date:  8/17/1977  Upload Date: 10/23/2010 7:43:08 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Ray Wetzel
Locomotives:  DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  2188   Comments: 8
Title:  LHR NE3
Description:  Lehigh & Hudson River train passing under the Erie Lackawanna, less than year before they both disappeared into Conrail. This is a westbound -- NE-3 (out of Maybrook), that would drop its train at Hudson Yard, Phillipsburg, where the Lehigh Valley would pick it up and take it to Allentown over their route.
Photo Date:  9/16/1975  Upload Date: 8/30/2010 3:36:45 PM
Location:  Huntsville, NJ
Author:  Ray Wetzel
Locomotives:  LHR 24(C420) LHR 27(C420)
Views:  2390   Comments: 6
Norfolk & Western #46 "The Tennessean"
Title:  Norfolk & Western #46 "The Tennessean"
Description:  N&W #46, "The Tennessean," slides over Jefferson Street crossing. To the right is the Norfolk & Western General Office Bldg, a 1951 Dodge and a circa 1941 Mack bus in the Safety Motor Transit scheme. The Tennessean ran Memphis to New York. J #608 was built by the Roanoke shops as an unstreamlined J1 in 1944. After the war it was streamlined and converted to a J, one of a total of 14 that N&W owned. Picture was taken on a round trip from Princeton NJ to Sardis MS.
Photo Date:  8/15/1952  Upload Date: 11/23/2008 1:45:44 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  NW 608(4-8-4)
Views:  1791   Comments: 2
RDG 614 "The Crusader"
Title:  RDG 614 "The Crusader"
Description:  A streamlined Pacific GS1sas leads The Crusader, train #614 (the afternoon eastbound) past the Skillman depot. I'm told by a fellow who enhanced the pic that this is the #117. In 1947, the Crusader ran twice a day between Philadelphia and Jersey City. The trainset has an observation car on either end. The eastbound side is now tucked into an extention off the tender. In JC, the engine will be turned and placed on the other end, but the rest of the trainset is not turned.
Photo Date:  9/1/1947  Upload Date: 11/20/2008 10:21:01 AM
Location:  Skillman, NJ
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  RDG 117(4-6-2)
Views:  1797   Comments: 7
Southern's "The Tennessean"
Title:  Southern's "The Tennessean"
Description:  One of Southern's three Otto Kuhler designed ALCO needle nosed cab units is in charge of train #45 "The Tennessean." This picture was during the engine change at Bristol by CKF on his trip from Princeton NJ to Sardis MS. The unit is either Cincinnati New Orleans & Texas Pacific 6401 or Southern 2904 (CNO&TP 6400 had different number boards by this time). If it was the CNO&TP DL107 it had been rebuilt into a DL109 by the time of this shot. It was either delivered 2/41 or 9/42 and was scrapped at Spencer in the Summer of 1954.
Photo Date:  8/1/1952  Upload Date: 1/8/2008 10:13:47 AM
Location:  Bristol, VA
Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives:  SOU 2904(DL-109)
Views:  5891   Comments: 5

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