1. Greg Worobey says:

    Where can I find a photo of a LV outside braced boxcar.

  2. tom de pollo says:

    the black diamond car is behind the Penna RR Museum in Strausberg PA. The White Diamond is on a rr in the fingerlakes region and is used and in fine condition.

  3. Andralyn says:

    I was looking everywhere and this popped up like ntonihg!

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  5. Mike Fox says:

    We just bought a signal lantern at a garage sale that has the marking L.V.R.R. It appears to be old — just wondering if it is from Lehigh Valley RR.

    • tom de pollo says:

      It most likely was from the Lehigh Valley. The only other possibility is the Lackawanna Valley near Scranton – Wilkes Barre.

  6. ted ninger says:

    Re: LV model: As a follow-up to my prior post, this appears to be single hopper version of the 30-ton Lehigh Valley twin-hopper-bottom gondola shown in the “Railroad Gazette” 9-14-1888 (see page 330, fig. 5.33, “The American Railroad Freight Car” by John H White, Jr.). According to White, this was a new design and more of a single-purpose coal car than previous designs.
    White states that the origins of this type of car “are uncertain”, but that the design was “worked out by the road’s longtime master car builder, John S. Lentz.”
    Perhaps someone thought the design was “borrowed”. Further research might find the court case, although railroad patent cases at that time were numerous(too bad the “Complainants” name isn’t given.)
    In any event, it would appear that the model dates to around 1888. Hope this helps.

  7. ted ninger says:

    Re: LV model. It looks as though the lettering may say “Complainants model of Defendants alleged “Lehigh Valley Car”. Maybe this was an exhibit in a patent-violation lawsuit? This would account for the amount of detail and professional look to the model.

  8. Tom Barker says:

    Does the Black Diamond Parlor Car exist today and is it actively being used?

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