OTHER Lehigh Valley Railroad Tugboat

Hardcoaler May 9, 2018

  1. Hardcoaler

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    Lehigh Valley diesel-electric tug Hazleton, built in the late 1940s for carfloat service in the New York City area and one of six modern post-war tugs that served the road.

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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Yeah, now we're talkin'! Love railroad tugboats, and float operations!(y)
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    Great photo! Wonder if she was named after the town of Hazleton? It was along the LV lines in northern PA.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    You are correct. Of the Valley's six modern tugs, three were named for on line cities (Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Bethlehem). Of the other three, there was the Lehigh, Cornell and the Capmoore. The Capmoore was named after Captain Moore, who headed the road's Marine Department.
     
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  5. Wojo

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    Nice photo, remember working with a couple of Conrailers, that started on the LV Tugs.
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Looks like she's been down there awhile......:unsure:
     
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  8. Point353

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    Since 2004.
     
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, too bad it can't be saved.
     
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  11. Kurt Moose

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    Nice websites! Thanks for sharing those!
     
  12. Wojo

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    Tugs are awesome critters. I had the pleasure of crossing the Chesapeake Bay from Little Creek, VA to Cape Charles, VA in the early 70s under the auspices of the Penn Central, on the Tug Cincinnati, (PRR).

    Boris
     
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