RailPictures.Net Photo: CR 6104 Conrail EMD SD45 at Lehighton, Pennsylvania by Doug Lilly
 
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Conrail (more..)
EMD SD45 (more..)
Unknown
Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
April 16, 1977
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
CR 6104 (more..)
Unknown
Doug Lilly (more..)
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After the Lehigh Valley took over the CNJ lines in Pennsylvania in 1972, the LV main between Bethlehem and Lehighton was redundant trackage. The LV chose to keep the tracks operational, primarily to allow the two hottest trains on the system, the Apollo and the Mercury piggybacks, to bypass the congestion of Allentown yard. Here a seven-car dimensional extra approaches Lehighton Interlocking on the former LV, which was finally torn up between Catasauqua and Lehighton in 1983. The five Reading SD45's had an unusual detail that I believe was unique to them. The windshield and number boards protrude about 6" out from the location on other low-nose SD45's.
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