RailPictures.Net Photo: CR 6300 Conrail EMD SD40 at Lehighton, Pennsylvania by Doug Lilly
 
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Conrail (more..)
EMD SD40 (more..)
Unknown
Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
April 29, 1977
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CR 6300 (more..)
Unknown
Doug Lilly (more..)
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Lehighton Bicentennials 1 - On a Friday afternoon, I ventured out on the former CNJ main line west of Allentown. I encountered a stopped train near Walnutport, and approached the crew to see why they weren't moving. It turned out that they had a broken knuckle mid-train. Anxious to get the train to a photographable location, I offered the services of myself and my '71 Ranchero to ferry the conductor and a replacement knuckle from the caboose to the break. Eventually, the train got under way, and I shot it in the sun at Palmerton. It looked like the sun would be below the mountains by the time I got to Lehighton, but I decided to get one last shot. At that time, Lehighton - Coxton was a helper district, so having helpers waiting for this train was not unexpected. The surprise was the helper consist - two ex-EL SD45's, including unretouched bicentennial 3632.
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