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The Conrail Cyclopedia - Lehigh Valley Railroad Books.

Alcos in Autumn (Northeast Pennsylvania in the 1960s and 1970s)
Alcos in Autumn (Northeast Pennsylvania in the 1960s and 1970s) by Mike Bedna
Hardcover: 52 pages, all color
Publisher: White River Productions, 2009
From the Publisher: "This book from Mike Bednar features 77 color photos of Alcos in northeastern Pennsylvania during the 1960s and 1970s, in the autumn of their careers. LV, CNJ, Reading, D&H and more! You'll see everything from dependable Alco switchers serving local industries to quartets of roadswitchers on ore drags to big Century 628s climbing mountains with symbol freight tonnage."

ALCO's To Allentown
ALCO's To Allentown by Thomas A. Biery
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: The Railroad Press, 1998
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "'ALCO's To Allentown' features lots of great railroad action in the Lehigh River Valley during the 1960's and early 1970's. You'll see ALCO's, F-Units, F-M Train Masters and more, hauling fast freight through semaphore-laden mainline trackage in Pennsylvania's Cement Belt, along with a few side trips down interesting branchlines. Colorful diesels from Lehigh Valley Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Lines, Lehigh and Hudson River, Ironton and other area railroads abound in this magnificent work. Includes 150+ photos -- more than 80 are in color."

Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color, Volume 1
Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color, Volume 1 by Chuck Yungkurth
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
Notes: Out of print. Digital reprint available.
From the Publisher: "Anthracite or “hard” coal is scarce all over the world and is found virtually nowhere in the United States, except in Northeast Pennsylvania. It burns at a high temperature with almost no smoke, leaving little ash and dust. Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color Volume 1 features its development and the roads involved, including Reading, Jersey Central, Wanamie Mine Railway, Lehigh & New England, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, and Conrail. "

CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment by Craig Bossler
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1995
From the Publisher: "Two of the Northeast’s legendary anthracite roads ran side-by-side into bankruptcy and, eventually, Conrail. Enjoy the intriguing passenger, freight and non-revenue equipment of the Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley railroads in almost 300 vivid color photographs augmented by detailed commentary."

EMD's SW8, America's Medium-Horsepower Switcher Choice
EMD's SW8, America's Medium-Horsepower Switcher Choice by Diesel Era
Paperback: 72 pages, 250 photos mostly b&w
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2001
From the Publisher: "To fill the gap between the 600-horsepower SW1 and the 1,000-horsepower SW7, EMD introduced its 800-horsepower SW8 model in 1950. Over the next four years, General Motors built a total of 366 SW8s for 49 U.S. and nine Canadian customers at both its Electro-Motive Division plant and La Grange, IL and General Motors Diesel Division facility at London, Ontario. "

Lehigh and New England Railroad And Its Successors In Color
Lehigh and New England Railroad And Its Successors In Color by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "Follow the L&NE till it ceased operation in 1960 and then was operated by CNJ, LV, CR and NS."

Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial by Silverlake Images
Paperback: 112 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: White River Productions (Carstens), 2013
From the Publisher: "This 112 page, full-color soft-bound book contains hundreds of photos of LV diesels in action. Representative photos illustrate virtually every freight and passenger diesel the LV owned, from early prewar boxcabs to later entries by EMD, Alco, Baldwin, GE, and more. A detailed roster and brief history of the railroad are included as well as a bonus feature on the famous Sayre Shops where these diesels were maintained until LV became part of Conrail in 1976."

Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 1: New York Division
Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 1: New York Division by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2008
From the Publisher: "Stations, towers, yards, shops are all put in context with trains and operations on the eastern end of the Lehigh Valley."

Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 2: Wyoming Division
Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 2: Wyoming Division by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2008
From the Publisher: "Stations, towers, bridges and anything else “without wheels” on the LV Wyoming Division Main and L&S District."

Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 3: Buffalo Division
Lehigh Valley Facilities In Color, Volume 3: Buffalo Division by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "The shops, stations, towers and other facilities of the LVRR from Sayre to Buffalo are examined along with the trains that plied these routes."

Lehigh Valley In Color, Volume 1
Lehigh Valley In Color by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos. Digital reprint available
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1989
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "An all-color trip on the LVRR main line from NY Harbor to Pennsylvania and on to Buffalo. The many paint schemes and varied diesel types are all examined. When this bestseller was released in 1989 no volume was indicated but this is “Volume 1” of the six volume series."

Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 2
Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 2 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1991
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Volume 2 in this full-color series takes the reader all along the Black Diamond Route with beautiful photos of the late post-war steam engines and early diesels throughout western New York. The passenger fleet is given its due in several locations in the lower Lehigh Valley with side trips to the Hazleton Branches and Binghamton. Also featured are operations not normally seen: the New York Harbor Marine operations and the hump yard at Oak Island. Throughout the book, special attention is paid to the men who worked so proudly on this historic railroad. "

Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 3
Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 3 by Jeremy F. Plant and Richard Steinbrenner
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1999
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Here’s a chronological look back at the Lehigh Valley from the 1940s to Conrail — streamlined steam, FT’s in pusher service, PA’s in passenger service, and more, all shot in beautiful color."

Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 4
Lehigh Valley in Color, Volume 4 by Mitchell E. Dakelman
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2007
From the Publisher: "Follow the fall of the Lehigh Valley Railroad through its Annual Reports and more than 250 color images from post-WWII to Conrail."

Lehigh Valley In Color, Volume 5
Lehigh Valley In Color, Volume 5 by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
From the Publisher: "Work with the local freights over the LV system in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s."

Lehigh Valley In Color, Volume 6
Lehigh Valley In Color, Volume 6 by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "The story of the Valley’s through freights, how they gathered the local traffic and forwarded it to classification yards. The Apollo piggyback service and the 1972 pickup of former L&NE trackage added additional traffic to the mix."

Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 2: I to X
Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 2: I to X by James Kinkaid
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "The ever-changing nature of TOFC (trailer on flat car) types and operations is detailed on companies in the bottom half of the alphabet. "

Railroaders in the Lehigh River Valley
Railroaders in the Lehigh River Valley by Mike Bednar
Paperback: 72 pages, 120 photographs (62 color, 58 b/w)
Publisher: White River Productions (The Railroad Press), 2005
From the Publisher: "This beautiful book combines Mike Bednar's brilliant photography with his unique writing style to give you a first-hand look at railroading in this region. These are more than portraits; you get to see the entire scene with all the action and there are plenty Alcos, GEs and even cabooses captured in seldom-photographed locations to make this an important historical work."

The Hard Coal Carriers: Volume 1, First Generation Geep
The Hard Coal Carriers: Volume 1, First Generation Geep by Gerard Bernet
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Railroad Ave Enterprises, 1994
From the Publisher: "1 color and 119 black and white photos on the GP7’s, GP9’s & GP18’s, of the CNJ, LV, EL, DL&W, Erie, and Reading with complete roster info and data on each road’s units."

Trackside Around Buffalo 1953-1976 with Ray Richards, Reg Button, and Devan Lawton
Trackside Around Buffalo 1953-1976 with Ray Richards, Reg Button, and Devan Lawton by Stephan Koenig
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2001
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "The "Grain Milling Capital of the World" was once America’s second largest rail interchange point. See the operations of NYC, LV, EL, N&W, B&O, C&O, CN, NKP, PRR, TH&B, Wabash and others in more than 250 vintage views"

Trackside Around the Lehigh River Valley with Randolph Kulp
Trackside around the Lehigh River Valley with Randolph Kulp by Doug Peters
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "Noted author and Lehigh River Valley historian Randolph Kulp’s treasure trove of LV, CNJ, RDG, L&NE, L&HR, and numerous other roads in the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem surroundings are explored in this wonderful chronicle."

Trackside Around Pennsylvania 1957 - 1989 with Al Holtz
Trackside around Pennsylvania 1957 - 1989 with Al Holtz by Mitchell E. Dakelman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "Noted color photographer Al Holtz takes you from Easton to Pittsburgh visiting the PRR, P&LE, LV, CNJ, RDG, B&O and many other roads."

Trackside Around Binghamton 1960-1976 with Richard J. Allen, Sr
Trackside Around Binghamton 1960-1976 with Richard J. Allen, Sr by Richard J. Allen, Sr.
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
From the Publisher: "The wonderful confluence of railroading in Binghamton – EL, LV and D&H – is examined before the coming of Conrail."

Trackside Around Rochester: 1970-1980 with Daniel Orr and Greg Marling
Trackside Around Rochester: 1970-1980 with Daniel Orr and Greg Marling by Daniel Orr and Greg Marling
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "Located almost midway on the former NYC main line between New York City and Chicago, Rochester has always been a hotspot of high speed freight train action. The authors show this aspect well during the PC and CR era along with the other roads that serviced the area: LV, EL, B&O, G&W, and smaller operations."

Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District
Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District by Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
From the Publisher: "A fascinating look at the cement producing area served by the LV (Lehigh Valley), CNJ (Jersey Central or Central of New Jersey), RDG (Reading Railroad), DL&W (Delaware Lackawanna and Western), Erie Lackawanna (EL), L&NE (Lehigh and New England), and Conrail railroads along with short lines Allentown Portland Cement, Ironton, and Northampton & Bath."

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