Notice: We are working on a new script to allow comments to be stored concerning each individual Picture.. It may take some time, but we are actively working on it.. Most all the old comments are stored for now. John
For those who tracing their GENEALOGY. Employment records are very hard to find.. If there are any, then they would be at these sites:
Please Note: If you have Lehigh Valley Railroad Photo’s or anything else of value that you would like to share. Then I would be glad to post them with a credit to you.
WANTED : Pictures of LVRR employee’s. If you have a relative who worked for the LVRR and you would like to honor that person, I would be glad to post their picture and information on the employee’s page.
John W. Campbell
At this web site you will be able to access Lehigh Valley Maps, many pictures of locomotives, diesels, stations and many other pictures. Included will be a complete 1947 Lehigh Valley Time table.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was born out of the need to have a reliable transportation of Anthracite Coal from the coal fields of Pennsylvania to the industrial area’s in the East. The Lehigh Valley Railroad was combination of many smaller lines either purchased or merged into the system. By the turn of the century, the railroad extended from Jersey City, N.J. to the Terminals at Niagara Falls N.Y. and Buffalo, N.Y. (Tifft Terminal) in the West. The Railroad was famous for it’s premier train The Black Diamond Express which ran from New York City to Buffalo N.Y.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad 1947 timetable shows the Lehigh as having three Divisions. The Buffalo Division to the West, The Wyoming Division in the middle and The New York Division to the East. In earlier times the Lehigh had two other divisions the Seneca out of Sayre and the Mahanoy and Hazleton division out of Hazleton. However by 1947 these additional divisions had been folded into the three divisions above.
The New York Division covered the area from NYC and Jersey City, Bound brook, Bethlehem all the way to Lehighton Pa. The Lehigh Valley Operation’s Headquarters were at Bethlehem, Pa.
The Wyoming Division covered most of the coal area’s between Lehighton, Pa. Including Wilkes Barre, Pittston, Hazleton, Mehoopany, Wyalusing, to just south of Athens, Pa.
The Buffalo Division handled traffic from Athens, Pa. to Sayre, Pa. to Geneva N.Y. and onward to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, N.Y.
I am Dedicating this page to all the former Lehigh Valley Employees, who for over a Hundred and Thirty years strived to make the Lehigh Valley one of the best railroads in this country.
I also was an employee of the Lehigh Valley as was my Father ( A. Wayne Campbell ) before me. The Lehigh was a great railroad, and I enjoyed working there for those years. Railroads like the Lehigh Valley no longer exist, this great railroad is greatly missed by all.
Thanks to all these great references:
A HISTORY OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RR., “THE ROUTE OF THE BLACK DIAMOND” BY : ROBERT F. ARCHER.
LV IN COLOR, VOLUMES 1 AND 2. BY: ROBERT J. YANOSEY
LVRR RAILROAD, THE NEW YORK DIV. BY: MIKE BEDNAR
UPSTATE ODYSSEY, THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD IN WESTERN N.Y. BY: MARY HAMILTON DAHN
LEHIGH VALLEY MEMORIES. BY: DAVID MARCHAM
HANDSOMEST TRAIN IN THE WORLD, FIRST 25 YEARS OF THE BLACK DIAMOND, BY HISTORIAN RICHARD F. PALMER
PASSENGER SERVICE ON THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD. BY: WM. T. GREENBERG, JR. AND FREDERICK A. KRAMER