Lehigh Valley Railroad

The Lehigh Valley Railroad (reporting mark LV) was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.

It was authorized April 21, 1846 in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and incorporated September 20, 1847 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. 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. At the time, anthracite was transported by boat down the Lehigh River; the railroad was meant to be faster transportation.

As of 31 Dec 1925, 1363.7 miles of road, 3533.3 miles of track; as of 31 Dec 1970, 927 miles of road and 1963 miles of track.

Read more about Lehigh Valley RailroadSurviving Segments, Motive Power, Passenger Operations, Presidents of The Lehigh Valley Railroad

Other articles related to "railroad, lehigh valley railroad, lehigh":

Easton And Amboy Railroad
... Easton and Amboy Railroad was a railroad built across central New Jersey by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the 1870s ... The line was built to connect the Lehigh Valley Railroad coal hauling operations in Pennsylvania to consumer markets in New York City ... The Lehigh Valley Railroad brought the charter to the Perth Amboy and Bound Brook Railroad and also formed a new railroad company, the Bound Brook and Easton Railroad, to run across Western New ...
Lehigh Division - History
... The Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroad opened in 1843 from White Haven to Wilkes-Barre, including the current line from White Haven to Solomon Gap ... From Jim Thorpe to Beaver Meadows, the Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company opened a line in 1836 ... The portion from Packerton to Jim Thorpe was opened by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1855, and the line from Penn Haven to White Haven, where the current ...
List Of Rail Accidents (before 1900) - 1880s - 1888
... a smoking car, a coach, 2 Pullman sleepers, and the private car of the Lehigh Valley Railroad ... Wilbur, president of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, who together with members of his family and friends was traveling in the private car ... trains are operated from Wilkes-Barre, by the Lehigh Valley Railroad carrying some 5,000 conventioneers, the consists are directed to keep a ten-minute interval between them upon return ...
ALCO Century 420 - Preservation
... Lehigh Valley Railroad 405 is currently operating in Scranton, PA as Delaware Lackawanna Railroad 405 ... Lehigh Valley Railroad 408 is at the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (Oak Ridge, TN) as VLIX 2064 ... Lehigh Valley Railroad 414 is on the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad (Scranton, PA) ...

Famous quotes containing the words railroad and/or valley:

    This I saw when waking late,
    Going by at a railroad rate,
    Looking through wreaths of engine smoke
    Far into the lives of other folk.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Ah! I have penetrated to those meadows on the morning of many a first spring day, jumping from hummock to hummock, from willow root to willow root, when the wild river valley and the woods were bathed in so pure and bright a light as would have waked the dead, if they had been slumbering in their graves, as some suppose. There needs no stronger proof of immortality. All things must live in such a light. O Death, where was thy sting? O Grave, where was thy victory, then?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)