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Encyclopedia > Lehigh Valley Railroad
Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad
Image:Lehigh Valley Herald.png
Reporting marks LV
Locale Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania
Years of operation 18461976
Track gauge 4 ftin (1435 mm)
Headquarters Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads
1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads

The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. On January 7, 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was sometimes known as the Route of the Black Diamond, named after the anthracite it transported. Image File history File links Lehigh Valley Railroad Herald Heralds are logos or slogans used by railroad companies and displayed on their equipment. ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Bethlehem is a city located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,329. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (9024x8048, 17201 KB) 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads, from [1]. PRR is black, RDG is green and LVRR is red. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (9024x8048, 17201 KB) 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads, from [1]. PRR is black, RDG is green and LVRR is red. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Reading Railroad (AAR reporting mark RDG), officially known as the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Rail transport | Industry trade groups ... The following are reporting marks assigned by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to rail carriers operating in North America and the companies (railroads and rail equipment owners/operators) to which they were assigned. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Anthracite coal Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ...


The railroad was built for the primary purpose of hauling anthracite. At the time, anthracite was transported by boat down the Lehigh River. The railroad was meant to be a faster means of transportation. The Lehigh River is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 103 mi (166 km) long, in eastern Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


By the 1890s, the Lehigh Valley Railroad stretched from New York Harbor to Tifft Terminal in Buffalo, New York, passing through the Lehigh River valley in Pennsylvania, and the Finger Lakes region of New York state. The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that color in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... New York Harbor is a geographic term that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, also known as The Queen City, and the City of Good Neighbors, is an American city in western New York. ... New Yorks Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes are glacially formed lakes in upstate New York, mainly linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. ...


In 1916, land owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in New York Harbor was the site of the Black Tom Explosion. 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... New York Harbor is a geographic term that refers collectively to the bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson and adjacent rivers in the vicinity of New York City. ... Black Tom pier, after the explosion. ...


Coal traffic, however, declined steadily after the 1940s and, by 1962, the Pennsylvania Railroad had acquired majority stock control of the railroad. On June 24, 1970, Lehigh Valley Railroad declared bankrupcty, just three days following the bankruptcy of the Pennsylvania Railroad's successor, Penn Central. // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1911 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the...


In 1976, the assets of the bankrupt Lehigh Valley Railroad were acquired by Conrail. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Conrail, officially known as the Consolidated Rail Corporation, is an American railroad company. ...

1870 map
1870 map

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1528x2079, 595 KB) August 1, 1870 Lehigh Valley Railroad map from [1]. See http://commons. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1528x2079, 595 KB) August 1, 1870 Lehigh Valley Railroad map from [1]. See http://commons. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

References

  • Lamb, Tammy. (1998). Lehigh Valley Railroad. Retrieved July 26, 2004.

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