With failing revenues from its two primary online commodities, the Lehigh & New England Railroad ceased operations on October 31st, 1961.
Equipment was sold and abandonment and removal of most of the trackage commenced soon after the end of operations, except for the still somewhat profitable cement region.
The roughly 40 miles of remaining trackage in the cement region would be operated by several railroads from 1961 to present.
In volume 3, we'll follow the transition from the end of Lehigh & New England Railroad operations, into the Lehigh & New England Railway, Lehigh Valley, Conrail and present day Norfolk Southern operations.
Digitized from 8mm and Super 8 mm film
Synchronized sounds - Background music
NARRATED WITH COMMENTARY BY MIKE BEDNAR COLOR-APPROXIMATELY 64 MINUTES RUN TIME
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Lehigh & New England Railroad Volume 3 DVD
Fred (Tuscola, IL) on 2013-04-27 06:54:20.
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As for younger viewers, it would be for perhaps teenage fans of the L&NE and the northeastern Pennsylvania area. This line was gone way before they were born. Firm quality is excellent for the time. This was filmed 50-60 years ago on 8mm cameras unlike today's video so you have to rate it on the technology and the user ability of the day cannot be compared not to today's standards. If these guys didn't do it then, we wouldn't have it today. Overall a great piece of history saved for us who remember the L&NE in the day when it was operating. It's a must have if you are a railfan or rail historian of the L&NE and the PA cement belt.
Additional remarks by Fred: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Definitely.