Some Lehigh Valley Transit Pictures

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:51 PM

Ex-Indiana 1030 is ahead of one of the ex-C&LE cars in a line-up in Fairview Yard, 1948, and note the slighty higher roof, ;etterboard,and front windows:

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Posted by rcdrye on Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:06 PM
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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:39 AM

More pictures at Fairview Yard in 1948:

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:43 AM

I avoid Facebook.  If I use them for anything they then bother me.

Perhaps if the furniture arrngement is not per my photo, it should changed to suit for accuracy.  (It's only my photo, not my furniture arrangement!)

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:06 AM

The 8th St. and Hamilton Ave. downtown Allentlown terminal had just a trailing crossover and no way to turn the single-end cars.  After each run from Philadelphia (1949-1953 from Norristown) a run in reverse to Fairview Yard and back to 8th and Hamilton was normal.  The car interior was usually cleaned at the yard.

Note in the first photo at 8th and Hamilton, the operator has yet to pull the front pole down.

 

 

 

 and one more at the Yard:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 31, 2020 11:00 AM

Regarding the 1030's interior seating, I got this message regarding the arrangement at Seashore:

No.  The car has all perimeter seating - facing each other.    Perhaps the Museum opted to restore the car to original seating configuration.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:22 AM

The first time I visited Lehigh Valley Transit was the only time I rode Easton Limited in regular service.  LVT denied me the privilege of riding in one of the beautiful Cincinnsati curved-side ex-Dayton and Troy interurban cars and sent a regular streetcar to fill-in for the run.  But I did photograph a meet with one of the interurbzn cars.

Here is  better view of freight equipment at the Allentown Fineview Yard.  Both purpose build equipment and a car converted from passenger equipment.

 

 

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:58 AM

LVT 1030 is in the Seashore shop, or at least it was last Thursday.  Most of the required work at this point is cosmetic, but some control-related work also remains.

The chairs inside are all singles, so they can be rearranged as necessary.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:18 AM

So, it is not a really authentic restoration?

Some more pictures:

 Easton again

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:28 AM

My first visit to LVT had me (and John Stern and Bill Watson), April. 1947, arriving at Easton on the Lehigh Valley RR from NY. I took these two photos at Flemington Junction, where I remember a connection to and from Flemington, NJ.

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:34 AM

According to the car sponsors, the chairs in LVT 1030 are identical to the ones it had at LVT.  The car had bench seats installed when it came to Seashore.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:27 AM

My picture says otherwise!

Taken 1948 before conversion coach ("bench"?) seating

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:18 AM

Combined the tco photographs.   Any comments?

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:47 AM

Importnt detail missing frum the combined photo, here restored:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:25 AM

LVT 1030:  The body change was the rear end, and again parts off the damaaged car were used.  The energency door was in the center of the rear, and was required because of the Norristown Bridge, which did not have any side-of-single-track walkway.  The C&LE cars and the 1030 on LVT had a flatter rear-end than the IR cars.

I think this much-damaged but hopefully repaired photo was taken in Bethlehem:

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