Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Wyoming and Buffalo Divisions by Mike Bednar. Hardbound, copyright 2003. 144 pages with numerous color photographs throughout.
“This book chronicles the last 20 years or so of the Lehigh Valley Railroad between the terminals at Lehighton PA and the Buffalo and Niagara Falls gateways. It is the companion book to Lehigh Valley Railroad: The New York Division published in 1993. Both books, written from a railroader’s perspective, give the reader an insight into and appreciate of what it was like to work for and operate trains over “The Route of the Black Diamond”.
The author and his brothers became friends with and were “adopted” by many of the Lehigh Valley family. Through this kinship the reader will see many interesting views of the railroaders at work that may otherwise may not be possible.
In addition to the Bednar boys, many distinguished photographers contributed to this tribute to the employees of the “Lehigh”.
One thing the author discovered in compiling this chronicle on “the upper end” was that kinships like her experienced in the Catasaqua area existed over the entire railroad. The reader will see this come forth through the photos of employees on the west end. The Lehigh Valley was truly a unique line.
This book is not the typical picture book o fate fascinating line but instead is a history of the declining years and the people who tried to keep the LVRR running. It is a tribute to the employees of the Lehigh Valley and to their spirit. Read on – enjoy the pictures – but always remember the employees who made it all possible.”
-From the dust jacket of Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Wyoming and Buffalo Divisions by Mike Bednar.
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