The Lehigh Valley Railroad Across New Jersey (Images of Rail Series)

The Lehigh Valley Railroad Across New Jersey (Images of Rail Series)

by Ralph A. Heiss
     
 

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Constructed as the Easton and Amboy Railroad and opened by 1875, the Lehigh Valley Railroad was instrumental in developing the commerce and communities of central New Jersey through which it once ran. Originally built to haul unending trains of "black diamonds" from Pennsylvania to Perth Amboy, the Lehigh Valley Railroad became so much more than a conduit for… See more details below

Overview


Constructed as the Easton and Amboy Railroad and opened by 1875, the Lehigh Valley Railroad was instrumental in developing the commerce and communities of central New Jersey through which it once ran. Originally built to haul unending trains of "black diamonds" from Pennsylvania to Perth Amboy, the Lehigh Valley Railroad became so much more than a conduit for shipping coal. In building across the state, it became instrumental in not only hauling produce to New York City markets but also for providing service to companies like Johns-Manville and Lionel Trains. From Phillipsburg to Jersey City and all points in between, the Lehigh Valley Railroad hauled freight and passengers, while at the same time contributing to the social fabric of the area. The Lehigh Valley Railroad across New Jersey paints a picture of a railroad that provided over 100 years of quality service to the Garden State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738565767
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/24/2009
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,383,774
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


A resident of South Plainfield, Ralph A. Heiss has had an interest in railroads since childhood. He has lectured and authored numerous articles on various railroad topics.

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