2018年02月09日

Bethlehem Steal Railroading

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BACK COVER TOP: PB&NE SW900m #50 is shoving hopper cars past the oil storage tanks at Iron Hill in late winter 1983. These tanks were built as a consequence of the 1970's oil embargo. Photo by Russell W. Yeakel.
BACK COVER BOTTOM: Delaware & Hudson's BS-1 is heading west with a short train of steel ingots and beams at Florence Interlocking in March 1984; empties would return on SB-4. This Conrail main line formerly belonged to the Lehigh Valley, as did GP38-2's #7325 and 7319. Jim Kerner.
FRONT COVER TOP RIGHT On January 27, 1973, slag from the blast furnaces is dumped out of the cinder pots onto the slag pile adjacent to Route 412 near Hellertown. Kodachrome by Mike Bednar. FRONT COVER CENTER: Above the Beam Yard, Lehigh Valley Hammerhead #211 and RS3 #212 are pulling 70 ore loads on track 3 at Florence on April 1, 1975. Willard Blocker is making a run for the hill -- what a sound! The photographer had better get himself over to the crossover switches so he can close up behind the ore drag; FFW-1 is coming fast on the main and can't be held up! Kodachrome by Mike Bednar.
FRONT COVER BOTTOM LEFT: In this view from the Florence Yard office on July 3, 1972, NW2 #23 is working a coke train to the Middle Yard with the rolling mills looming in the background. Though CNJ and Penn Central did not serve the plant directly, they each were kept busy hauling Bethlehem Steel inbound and outbound loads via interchange with LV and Reading. Kodachrome by Mike Bednar.

copyright 2008 by Nevin Sterling Yeakel
The Railroad Press www.alco628.com
letter size, 56 pages, saddle stitch, $24.95

1 Dedication/ Foreword
2 Introduction
3 The Clerical Years
6 The OpenHearth #4
8 The Employee
10 Local Railroad Cars
11 Hazards of Railroading
16 The Supervisory Years
Middle Yard District/ South Junction District/ Shimersville District/ Iron Hill District/ Lehigh West End District/ Saucon East District/ Lehigh North Side District/ Laubach District
35 Track names and Numbers
42 Photos In and Around the Plant
50 Sights, Sounds and Smells
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