Railroad of the Month

A Brief Look at the Lehigh & New England Railroad

Posted by Allan on

If you were born in Eastern Pennsylvania (as I was) and you grew up to become a rail fan (as I did) you learned of an unspoken rule - you must love the anthracite railroads. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, anthracite is a type of coal known commonly as hard coal.  It has a high luster due to its rich carbon content which earned it the nickname Black Diamonds..  You see this emulated in the heralds of two classic anthracite roads, the Lehigh Valley, and the Reading.  The Lehigh Valley’s flagship passenger train from Buffalo to New York even carried...

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