Valley Survivors. Non-Locomotive Survivors.
has a photo
of anything on this site and would like to have it included, please
(with full credit to the
also, if you
of something not yet on this list that should be on it, please let me
I do not claim
list to be complete! ;) (but would like it to be as complete as
Flemington Jct. NJ depot
Flemington, NJ depot
Pittstown, NJ depot
Clinton, NJ depot - " I
this is one of the structures in the Fox Lumber yard in Clinton, there
is a building there almost identical
the structures in Flemington, Flemington Junction, and Pittston." -
Bethlehem, PA - Company
and Bethlehem freight house which is used by NS BnB department
Sayre PA, Passenger station. -
in use by NS.
Sayre PA, Freight
(a few relics of shop buildings still exist in the Sayre yard..not much
Bethlehem, PA depot
Fullelrton, PA depot (check
Easton, PA depot
Lehigh Gap depot, PA (check
Bear Creek, PA depot (moved)
Weatherly, PA depot. in use as
Bloomsbury, PA depot
is a fertilizer dealer and gets rail service.
Depot at Three bridges mp48 on
Lehigh Line which is a private residence.
P&L Jct depot- at
Museum, Mumford NY.
Rochester depot- in place as a
(Dinosaur BBQ! mmmm!) (no tracks)
Honeoye Falls depot- in place
Geneva depot- in place and
and frt hse. (no tracks)
McConnellsville depot- moved
is available for relocation
Cazenovia depot - and frt.hse
DeRuyter frt hse ,
New Woodstock depot- in place
Cortland depot - in place as
also frt hse
Cuyler depot- in place as
Truxton depot - in place as
Ithaca - in place as restaurant
East Ithaca station, moved
a mile from its original location.
Williamsville depot- in place
restoration last surviving complete depot from the Geneva & Buffalo
Buffalo depot - at Dingens
Niagara Falls- frt hse
P&L Jct speeder shed-
at P&L junction.
Owego, NY depot
Cortland, NY depot
Other surviving stations in New York State, from all
Roundhouse. vacant/abandoned. days may be numbered. (webpage about
roundhouse, click here)
Auburn NY, Roundhouse.
White Haven, PA
- "engine house, being converted to the town library.
is a bridge 1/4 mile of there that still sports LV markings." -
Cortland, NY Roundhouse
South Plainfield, NJ -Yard
Packerton Jct. car shop.
East Mauch Chunk frieght house.
Weatherly, PA shops
Various buildings and tracks
the Coxton Yards, near Pittston, PA., now owned by the Reading and
Hazleton PA - yard office and
stall engine house.
Two buildings located at old
Yard (very private property) both are lettered Lehigh Valley
Cabooses, sorted by number
Cabooses, sorted by location
- 8 known surviving passenger cars!
car (observation) at Steamtown
Diamond" used as business office by NYSW, Cooperstown NY -(2003)
Diamond" at PA Railroad Museum, Strasburg PA. -(2003)
1551 & 1552 were the Solarium observation
cars of the
1939 edition of the Black Diamond.
- "Harriet" was a John
Wilkes pullman heavweight coach, was owned by the ARHS, given to the
danger of being scrapped in 2010-2011! click
here for details.
- "Emerald" was a John Wilkes pullman heavweight coach, stored in
Winslow Jct, NJ, owned by the ARHS -(2011)
currently for sale as the "City of Peru" by Ozark
Rail Car, Forsyth MO-(2005)
The "Queen Anne" was one of the
observation cars for
the 1925 Black Diamond.
for sale in August 2005!
of photos here.
the "Queen Anne" was sold to the "New Orleans Public Belt" railroad,
and moved to New Orleans.
But the fate of the car is again in doubt! as the NOPB is under
investigation for alleged misuse of funds.
"A third coach, the City of
Peru, remains unfinished and sits in storage, though more than $1
million has been spent on its renovation, according to Rafael
Goyeneche, the crime commission president." - Source
LV "Tool Car" 94141 exists in Ithaca NY.
with the small display at the LVRR Ithaca station. (was once the
"Station Resturant", is now (in 2009) a Chemung Canal Bank branch.
Faint "Lehigh Valley" lettering is visible across the top, under the
paint, and a road number is faintly visible on both sides..(you can see
the raised outline of the old lettering under the newer green
paint..the lettering was simply painted over, but thankfully not
removed before painting..)
It is LV car 94140...
looking through "Lehigh Valley Railroad Passenger Cars, photo and
diagram book No.1 " LV 94140 ended its LV career as a "service
car"..its a coach converted to work train service at Sayre..
94140 began life as an 800 or 900 series coach, built by Pullman in
I dont yet know its original number..
Click here for photos -
The National Museum of Transport in Saint Louis
has coach C&EI #405, which they state is a former Lehigh Valley
Unfortunately no one seems to have any data on its original LV number.
but its quite well documented it is in fact a LV coach! A sale record
from the LV to the C&EI has
CHICAGO & EASTERN ILLINOIS #405
Coach (steel) 1911
Former Lehigh Valley car; all-steel construction.
This coach is for sale! in 2009-2010.
NOTICE: Four Historic Passenger Cars Available
Categories: Railroad Cars - Passenger
Ad Number: 12721
Date Posted: 04/28/2010
Contact: Museum of Transportation
St. Louis, MO
E-Mail: Reply to Ad
The Museum of Transportation is accepting proposals for the acquisition
of four historic passenger railroad cars deaccessioned from its
collections. The cars include a 19th-century Frisco business car, a
Pullman business car, a Pullman dome car, and a former Lehigh
Valley/C&EI heavyweight coach.
Please contact us to obtain a copy of the request for proposals.
coach survivor, status unknown, LV Number unknown.
The Museum of Transportation LV coach
discussions led to the discussion of another possible surviving LV
although it is not confirmed if its surviving.
or where it is located, if it is loacted.
the RYPN discussion.
This mystery LV coach perhaps once operated with the Clinhfield RR
"One of these LV coaches ended up on the Clinchfield ex ursion train.
It ended up at the Kentucky Railway Museum. It was later sold to a
private party." quote by "wilkinsd" from the RYPN thread.
This LV coach might still be out there somewhere! :)
More digging is required.
Sadly a LV passenger car was scrapped recently. :(
see the updates
page for the sad story of LV 1000.
Both of the LV's RDC's still
at the Strasburg Railroad.
so well, she is languishing in Canada.
RDC-5 9306; ex-CP RDC-2 9116; nee LV 41
6143. 41 was sold to CP and numbered 9116. CP rebuilt it to RDC1
it 9306. Sold to VIA Rail Canada, who overhaulled it in 1980
and renumbered it 6143.
2000 VIA Rail sold it to Industrial Rail Services Inc. in Moncton, NB.
IRSI will be using the car for rebuild fodder."
Boxcar - Crane Iron site,
PA (still in LVRR paint)
2 bay hopper, Temple, PA
LV boxcar # 8221 is at Winslow Jct, NJ. owned by either the
SRNJ or the ARHS.
The "map" boxcar, South
BR&W has at least one
Plug Door box car still in LV Colors - Ringoes, NJ
A red and a green green box
car in the Bethlehem engine terminal, and sitting in a gondola is a LV
tank car (still lettered) no frame with the car.
LV boxcar 66523, still in
lettering! Hamburg, NY
Wood LV boxcar, Coplay PA (details
Wood-sheathed box car 75073
at the RR Museum of Pennsylvania.
"The RCTHS has a complete
gondola parked at Temple Pa. with their collection. It is former LV #
It is complete right to the trucks with LV 34317 cast into them".
Pemberton Historical Trust
- 2 Bay
Hopper (came out of John Roebling Sons works in Roebling, NJ).
The Manchester boxcars:
6 LVRR boxcars were in Manchester, NY for many years. 4 steel and 2
wood sided cars. (webpage
photos! click here)
some were used for storage by a grain facility.
Update on the Manchester boxcars:
One of the steel cars was scrapped in 2007, and one of the wood cars
was moved to nearby Victor.
(the wood car is currently (October 2009) sitting on the old NYC
remnant in Victor)
The second wood car in Manchester was scrapped in September, 2008.
This leaves three steel LV boxcars in Manchester, and no wood cars, as
of October 2009.
Click here: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=89
for more info.
R&N had the "Big Hook"
which in the last years of the LV was based in Lehighton, behind the
Now it is on R&N, but not owned by R&N. rolled over onto the operators
as far as I know IS NOT SCRAPED. (Pick) (2003)
Update..OCtober 2009..Sadly the "Big Hook" LV 96550 has been scrapped,
at RMDI around 2004.
Leroy NY -LV
bridge- concrete arch was just recycled to carry gravel trucks..
Honeoye creek bridge, - LV
just West of Rochester Junction..used as rail trail bridge. no track.
Mainline bridge over Genesee
south of Rochester. no track, now part of a railtrail.
Towanda PA. Susquehanna River
LV main, in use by Lehigh Railway..
Athens PA. Chemung River
LV main, in use by Lehigh Railway..
Sayre PA. (South
north end of yard). Shepards creek bridge, LV main, in use by NS.
Sayre PA. Shepards creek
Auburn Division, just east of the old shops, no tracks, in use as
seems to be a Valley-only name..im from Waverly so thats the name I
on maps it
named "Cayuta Creek")
Newark, NJ - Brige over
Ave in Newark still has LV markings on it.
Westfield, N.J. The LV main
bridge over Westfield Ave.still carries a small painted on LV diamond
both sides of the bridge. -very visible.
(LOTS of bridges are
hundreds. maybe not worth listing..however I will add bridges if anyone
sends them in!)
of existing LV track, in use or not in use, and what railroad if in
Lehigh Valley barge #79 still
as a waterfront museum in Brooklyn.
"Not sure if anyone already
it but there is a former Lehigh Valleybarge that is undergoing
Originally LV #79, the wooden hulled, wood deck house barge is owned by
a private individual who is in the process of restoring it. Last I
the 88-year old barge is in dry dock in Waterford, NY along the Hudson
River. This is the last survivor of its type."
It has its own webpage!
in 2002 the barge was towed
Hudson to Warwick, NY to undergo drydock repairs.
of the 6
The LVRR Tug "Bethelem" still
She is in South Carolina, and
with Moran as the
out of Charleston.
1953 - built by Jakobson
Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY,
for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
later became "Shannon Smith"
New Orleans' Crescent Towing & Salvage Co.
and is currently the
B. Turecamo" operating for Moran at Charleston, SC.
The LVRR Tug "Cornell" still
She spent her LV career on the New York City waterfront.
Today she is back home in New
City, after almost 60 years as a working tug.
She is still named "Cornell"
repainting into LV scheme)
1949 - The Cornell was built at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay,
1950 - went into service with
LV in New York harbor.
1971 - Sold to Ross Towing of
and spent the next 30 years working around Boston.
Owned by Boston Towing & Transportation.
2003 - Sold to Tibbets Towing
moved south to Maryland.
2007 - Sold to Lehigh
and moved again, this time back to her original home, the Hudson river
and New York City.
2007 she was restored and repainted in her original LV Cornell
The LVRR Tug "Wilkes Barre"
1949 - The Wilkes Barre was built at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster
Long Island, NY
The Wilkes Barre was last known as the "Julia C. Moran" and is
to now be in Mexico.
While trying to find out more info on the Wilkes Barre, I discovered
there was a much earlier tug also
named the "Julia C. Moran", built in 1906!
There seems to be some confusion over the tugboat name "Julia
because some on-line tugboat sources indicate the Julia was built new
for Moran in 1951 (by Jakobson)
So was the LV's Wilkes Barre actually a THIRD Julia C. Moran?
First, there was the 1906 Julia C. Moran, also mentioned in a
York times article available on-line.
That first Julia is not in question.
The question concerns the second, and possibly third Julia.
Was there only one 1950's Julia? or Two?
Was the first Julia built new for Moran, and the second Julia was the
or were they one and the same? (which would mean the Julia was not
built new for Moran, but was built for the LV)
or was the LV Wilkes Barre never actually a Julia C. Moran at all?
and that info is simply wrong??
it is all uncertain at this point.
Thats three of the six LV "post-war" tugs surviving, the other
The Hazleton was sunk on November 6, 2004, off the coast of
to become part of an artificial reef.
1950 - The Hazleton was built at Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster
Island, NY for the LVRR.
ship number 259281.
The Hazleton's last operating name was the "Captian Bill" of
she was renamed the "Veronica M" just before she was sunk, and retains
that name in her new "life" as a sunken artificial reef.
for photos of the Hazleton being sunk.
for some photos of the Hazleton as a reef.
The Lehigh was later the Swan Point
and was last known as the JB Eskridge.
October 19, 2002 - The Lehigh (as the JB Eskridge) was sunk in
ocean off of Virginia Beach
become part of an artificial reef.
The Capmoore was out of service in Charlestown, Mass. (August
In 2005, Her future was uncertain, and she could possibly be scrapped.
see this thread for more info:
Sadly, the Capmoore was scrapped in 2010.
SEVEN Lehigh Valley Doodlebugs
survive in 2003!
they are owned by Sperry Rail,
are track inspection cars.
LV 14 - now Sperry 123
LV 15 - now Sperry 128
LV 20 - now Sperry 124
LV 26 - now Sperry 125
LV 27 - now Sperry 131
LV 28 - now Sperry 130
LV 29 - now Sperry 129
Here is the Sperry roster: http://www.railfanusa.com/rosters/srs.html
And here are some recent
of the LV cars: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/sperry.html
Shops Parade Model!
Exciting news! October 2010.
It has been known, from photographic evidence, that the Sayre Shops
built at least two large, scale models
of steam locomotives, believed to be for parade floats, and/or perhaps
for a World's Fair.
One of the models is of LVRR 4-6-2 Atlantic No. 2479.
The prototype No. 2479 was built at Sayre about 1911, as a member of
the LV's final class of Atlantics,
(and the only class of Atlantics "home built" by the LV)
A scale model of the locomotive was also built at Sayre, presumably
around the same timeframe, and a photo of the model,
as a parade float, is known:
The fate of the Sayre Shops models has been unknown, until
now! one of them has been discovered intact!
In October 2010, "Dominic" posted a question, and photos, about a large
steam locomotive model he owns!
see this thread for photos and details:
This is clearly the Sayre built model of Atlantic 2479! almost 100
Some sleuthing on that thread theorizes that the model was perhaps on
display at the 1915 Worlds Fair in San Francisco, California.
Perhaps after the fair, it never left Califorina, and has remained
there to this day.
Dominic never did respond with his plans for the model, but hopefully
it will remain intact.
If anyone knows if Dominic ever sold it, and where the model is
currently located, please let me know!
Legions of LV fans are very interested in it!
Ideally it would be great if it could return to a LV museum, ideally in
place of its birth,
but just the fact that it exists is amazing! :)
Started February 2003..
Last update to this page:
December 1, 2012
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