The Lehigh Valley Railroad

February 24, 2018 |  by

The following titles are found in our selection of books covering The Lehigh Valley Railroad.  As always, the purchase price includes all applicable taxes and free shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S. in our custom made shipping boxes.

The Lehigh Valley Railroad East of Mauch Chunk by William T. Greenberg and Robert F. Fischer

          The Lehigh Valley Railroad East of Mauch Chunk by William T. Greenberg and Robert F. Fischer.  Hardbound, copyright 1997. 192 pages of great vintage photographs and interesting reading. 43 maps, charts, and diagrams. Chapters include The Grand Enterprise, The Pottsville Branch, The Easton & Northern Branch, A Tale of Two Bridges, Asa Packer’s Quest, Bellewood Park, The Ultimate Prize, National Docks Branch, and an appendix which includes a roster of marine equipment, list of interlockings, a bibliography, and an index. A great read full of interesting information on the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

Garrigues House did not publish this volume – We purchased the remaining print run many years ago. A unique opportunity to purchase this long out of print title at a very attractive price.

OUR PRICE: $35.00 SALE $25.00 (includes free shipping in the Continental U.S. and all applicable sales tax).

Lehigh Valley Railroad The New York Division by Mike Bender

  “This book chronicles the last twenty or so years of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  The author grew up along the Lehigh Valley mainline, and also worked for the railroad.  The book, written from a railroader’s perspective, gives the reader an insight into and appreciation of what it was like to work for and operate trains over The Route of the Black Diamond.

          The author and his brothers became friends with and were adopted by many of the Lehigh Valley family.  And because of this kinship, the reader will see many interesting views of railroaders at work that otherwise would not be possible.

          At many slide shows. the author had noted a lack of “people pictures”.  Since people were and still are what makes the railroad run, he concentrated much of his photo selection to include the people of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

          Many distinguished photographers have contributed their work to this album of the LVRR’s declining years through which, hopefully, the reader will acquire a better understanding of what the waning years of a once-great railroad were like. 

          This book is not the typical run-of-the-mill color book about a railroad.  It is a book on the history of the people who ran this colorful and scenic line as seen through the eyes of someone who loved it.  The book is written as a tribute to the employees of the Lehigh Valley railroad.  It was their spirit and will that kept the railroad operating as l;ing as it did.  Not many railroads were blessed with such good people.

          So, read on – enjoy the scenery and colorful diesels – but always remember that it was the employees that made all this possible.”

-From the dust jacket of Lehigh Valley Railroad:  The New York Division by Mike Bednar.

Told in 152 pages, 290 color pictures, and 20 maps and other supporting materials.

OUR PRICE: $52.50 (includes free shipping in the Continental U.S. and all applicable sales tax).

Lehigh Valley Railroad The Wyoming and Buffalo Divisions by Mike Bednar

          Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Wyoming and Buffalo Divisions by Mike Bednar.  Hardbound, copyright 2003.  144 pages with numerous color photographs throughout.

“This book chronicles the last 20 years or so of the Lehigh Valley Railroad between the terminals at Lehighton PA and the Buffalo and Niagara Falls gateways.  It is the companion book to Lehigh Valley Railroad: The New York Division published in 1993.  Both books, written from a railroader’s perspective, give the reader an insight into and appreciate of what it was like to work for and operate trains over “The Route of the Black Diamond”.

          The author and his brothers became friends with and were “adopted” by many of the Lehigh Valley family.  Through this kinship the reader will see many interesting views of the railroaders at work that may otherwise may not be possible.

          In addition to the Bednar boys, many distinguished photographers contributed to this tribute to the employees of the “Lehigh”.

          One thing the author discovered in compiling this chronicle on “the upper end” was that kinships like her experienced in the Catasaqua area existed over the entire railroad.  The reader will see this come forth through the photos of employees on the west end.  The Lehigh Valley was truly a unique line.

          This book is not the typical picture book o fate fascinating line but instead is a history of the declining years and the people who tried to keep the LVRR running.  It is a tribute to the employees of the Lehigh Valley and to their spirit.  Read on – enjoy the pictures – but always remember the employees who made it all possible.”

-From the dust jacket of Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Wyoming and Buffalo Divisions by Mike Bednar.

OUR PRICE: $65.00 (includes free shipping in the Continental U.S. and all applicable sales tax).


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