Lehigh Valley Railroad: Last day of steam in Horseheads, NY. April 1950


Thanks to Art Sullivan and his father. LV had 21 Camelback 2-8-0 consolidations built in 1899. All were scrapped between 1935 and 1932 EXCEPT for one. This is Baldwin Locomotive Works b/n 17140, originally LV 1110 and renumbered in 1905 to LV706.

This engine was filmed in 8mm color, and is probably the only existing motion picture of it. Scrapped in May 1951

4 thoughts on “Lehigh Valley Railroad: Last day of steam in Horseheads, NY. April 1950”

  1. Thank you for posting this. Is the location the south end of the holding
    point? Somewhere near Sullivan’s diner? Also, what is the crossing track in
    the scene with the diamond? Is that just another of the holding point
    stubs? Or is that the Pennsylvania, on the line that crossed north main
    right beside where the fire hall is?

  2. That is a diamond at the time off the EC&N onto a coal delivery spur. Busy
    times for SH-4

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