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Some Lehigh Valley Transit Pictures

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

daveklepper
... 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 therty Belle Pitman factory, evening 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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