A Sunny Day with the LV F's

Vincent Lee

It was a bright sunny day with not a cloud in the sky for the first fan trip of the restored United Railroad Historical Society Lehigh Valley F7's. The first stop of the trip was the Kingsland Station on the old DL&W mainline.

A front nose view of the LV 576 as it sits at Kingsland.

The 576 and train pose at Passaic station further up the mainline. The station like many others is boarded up and closed.

The clear sky makes for a great view with green in the foreground, the bright red on the 576 and the blue sky in the background.

Clumps of clouds are starting to form as the train pauses for a lunch break at Ridgewood station. This point is as far north as the train would venture on the old Erie main.
The Lehigh Valley 578 wasn't photographed much due to the fact that it was trailing. However here is the nose of the 578 under the station sign for Ridgewood.

The 576 sits with an old signal at a photostop. The train is now on the Boonton line.

A view down the tracks finds the nose of the 576 with another Boonton line signal and clouds gathering in the background.

Lehigh Valley 576 and train sit at the end of New Jersey Transit track just to the west of Hackettstown. The line which continues west is owned by Conrail and is being studied to return rail service to Scranton PA.

A spectacular view with the train and the fountains at Mt. Olive industrial park caps off a wonderful day with bright skies and beautiful locomotives.


End of the Line
Really couldn't have asked for a better day for a railfan trip. The sun was out and blazing all day and the temperatures were steady in the 70's. The URHS put on a fine trip with great photo locations and the locomotives where top notch.