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Some Lehigh Valley Transit Pictures

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:25 AM

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... to fit inside the boiler of an American Flyer HO Hudson to convert it to polarity reversal...

OK, this gets my attention.  What exactly did it do?

I notice you were discussing the S gauge universal-motor stuff on CTT a couple of weeks ago, but I don't know enough to search over there for American Flyer HO discussions...

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:57 AM

American Flyer offered only one HO locomotive, a somewhar simplified Central J1 Hudson with six-wheel tender.   It had the same sequential reversal as the S-Gauge models.  Pittman, who supplied DC permanent-magnet motors for Varney, Mantua, and others, sold a permanent magnet that fit inside the Hudson and cnverterd the "univeral" motor to a DC permanent-magnet motor.  This gave 2-rail polarity reversal, standard for Mantua, Varney, etc.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:02 AM

After leaving the nearby Pitman factory, that evening

a Liberty Bell car

approaching, same road crossing, same direction, Allentown-bound Liberty Bell approaching.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:02 PM

Close inspection required a caption correction for the photo above.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 3, 2021 6:11 AM

And idenitying the grade crossing, looking in the oppsite direction, with a Philadelphia-bound car:

 Jim Shuman photo from Richard Allman

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:40 AM

Brush siding, north of Norristown, named Brush due to the vegitation:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:37 AM

With a bit more electronic-darkroom work, including some from Richard Allman. the vegetation is much better represented:

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:17 AM

A Quakertown - Perkasie local car on 5th St., Perkasie, on the Liberty Bell route:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:29 AM

The wye to turn the ex-C&LE (and ex-Indiana) LVT Liberty Bell single-end interurban cars at Philadelphia (69th St.) terminal was some doistance west of the terminal, requiring  rearp-end -first with the hostler controller for auite a distance, analogous to thr turn-around in Allentown, involving rear-end-first moves to and from the Fairchance yard, partly shown in an earler post:

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, August 29, 2021 1:20 PM

This photo really belongs between the 2nd and 3d of the preceding post.  Note the   operator (motorman, engineer, driver) using the back-up controller in the left seen through the window.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:43 AM

812 on a fan-trip at School Siding, Center Valley:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 11, 2021 3:29 AM

Same fan-trip, interior photo:

 

Biehn’s Bridge along Township Line Road between Telford and Sellersville:

Covering some loc al lines in Allrntown, wiwesth an 1100 ex-Darton & Troy Cininnati lightweight, here on 12th Street near the West End Cemiyary:

On 12th Street, adjacent to the cemetary:

Turning south from Gorden to 17th Street:

At Allentown Hospital, 17th and Chew Streets:

Interior:

 

 Location information from Richard Allman.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 11, 2021 5:20 AM

Back to regular service, leaving Quaker siding and entering Quakertown, with the station behind my back:

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:13 AM

Unusual view at School Siding, Center Valley:

Monestary Siding, Lanarch:

North Sixth Street, southbound:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:26 AM

Unless otherwise specified, photos are in Allrentown on local streetcar lines.

1100, rear, turning from Wasington ton 6th Street:

Probably on N. 10th Street:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:49 AM

A deeply shadowed northbound Liberty Bell car at Marshall Siding, Noirristown, where LVT and P&W crews xchanged.  The Reading Norristown comuter-line terminal is in the right backround.  RIchard  Allman provided the location.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, March 4, 2022 6:00 AM

812 on a fan btrip on e short street-runnubg single-track in Sauderton to the sauderton car-house.   Again, Richard Allman provided the location:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:25 PM

Sweeper A10 in front of the Souderton carhouse, and 812 again on that fan-trip in a typical location.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:56 AM

400  American   1926   Wisconsin Pblic Service to 1938

End of the line in Northampton on Main Street at 21st Street

 

 

 

AboveL  Inbound on Greenawalts line-  Where it turned from Roth Avenue onto Albrights Avenue

 

 

 

End of the Line at Greenawalts


 

Three photos, Fullerton Junction at Park and 4th Streets, Fllertom

 

 

 

 

 927   Brill   purchased  new

3rd Street NB in Fullerton.  3rd St. was an extension of Allentown's Fullerton Ave., which bitself was an extebnsionb of Front Street/

 

 410  Kuhlman  1923       Ohio Electric Railway  to 1923

Inbound @ Bridge Street Siding in West Catasaqua on Northampton line.

Credits:  Richard Allman supplied all location and car-builder data.  John Stern chose most of my photo locations and the rides in his car to-and-from Allentown that made the ERA, 1948, age 16, affordable for me.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, April 23, 2022 2:51 PM

Captions have been corrected, and I hope to post some more pictures in the nest few days.  I apologize that  corrections were needed.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:00 AM

Dry Run Bridge, between Northampton and Catasauqua.  400 is southbound, returning to Allentown

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, April 25, 2022 3:23 AM
415-looking north on Third Street in Fullerton at Fullerton Jct. Car is inbound from Northampton and about to turn west onto Park Street heading
for 7th and Hamilton in Allentown. In background is a northbound car heading to Northampton. The fantrip was probably ready to head north following the distant car, once the southbound car made the siding
417-northbound Northampton car at Dry Run Siding in Northampton with Dry Run Trestle in the background
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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 4:36 AM

Liberty Bell car entering Allentown on St. Johns Street and then seen just before turning onto South 8th Street for the run to the 8th & Hamilton store-front station:

South Betlahem Line, 

Side of road view-looking east on Broadway between Fountain Hill and Gauff’s Hill along Broadway on South Bethlehem-Allentown line.

 

Elliot Siding in Fountain Hill at Delaware Street on Allentown-South Bethlehem line, looking northeast.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:43 PM

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Side of road view-looking east on Broadway between Fountain Hill and Gauff’s Hill along Broadway on South Bethlehem-Allentown line.

 

 

Interesting photo.  Road is paved, but it looks like the trolley ROW is dirt.  Lack of sidewalks, with fences up to curb.  Pedestrians would either be dodging cars or trolleys.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:13 AM

Senaca Avenue in Fountain Hill. the sidin on that street:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, June 2, 2022 4:10 PM

Location corrected by Richard Allman

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, June 3, 2022 6:22 AM

And corrected again.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, June 3, 2022 6:58 AM

The Fairview line was partly single-track, with its teerminal at the carhouuse and yard of that name.  964 is ex-Williamsport.  The track is along Cumberland Street.

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, June 3, 2022 7:28 AM

And this photo has been improved, in part by somevwork by Richard Allman:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 6, 2022 2:37 AM

Richard Allman has corrected on the photo of the Fairview car.  The Fairview Carhose and yard was at the end of thee Fairview Line,  and there was a stretch of single track aside Cumberland Street, as  pictured, on that line.

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