Passenger Train Consists, 5-27-1952

Information on this page taken from:
Pennsylvania Railroad  – New York Division #2 – April 27, 1952
Make-up of trains for the Lehigh Valley Railroad

Westbound

  Car Origin – Destination From Train
 7   The Maple Leaf – Daily – Leaves New York 7:10 PM
1 Baggage & mail New York – Buffalo 608
1 Coach (WR) New York – Buffalo 608
1 Coach (R76) New York – Buffalo 608
1 Sleeper 10-1-2 New York – Buffalo 608
1 Sleeper 8-4 New York – Toronto 608
1 Sleeper 10-1-2 Bethlehem (from Phila via RDG) – Toronto
1 Coach (R76) New York – Toronto 608
1 Cafe-Lounge New York – Lehighton 608
4 Coach (Sun. only) New York – Lehighton 608
 9 The Black Diamond – Daily – Leaves New York 9:55 AM
1 Baggage & mail (except Sun.) New York – Buffalo 610
1 Baggage New York – Buffalo 610
1 Parlor New York – Buffalo 610
1 Diner New York – Buffalo 610
1 Smoker SC82 New York – Buffalo 610
1 Coach R92 New York – Buffalo 610
2 Coach (WR) (Sat.) New York – Lehighton from pool
1 Coach (exc. Sat.) Bethlehem (from Phila. via RDG) – Buffalo
11 The Star – Daily –  Leaves New York 10:50 PM
1 Baggage & mail (except Sat.) New York – Buffalo 604
1 Baggage (Mail) New York – Bethlehem 604
1 Baggage New York – Wilkes-Barre 604
1 Baggage New York – Buffalo 604
1 Coach (WR) New York – Buffalo 604
1 Coach SC82 New York – Buffalo 604
1 Cafe-Lounge New York – Buffalo 604
1 Sleeper (Tower series) New York – Buffalo 604
1 Sleeper (Scenic or Tower series) Bethlehem (from Phila. via RDG) – Buffalo
1 Sleeper (Scenic series) New York – Ithaca 608
23 Lehighton Express – Daily except Saturday, Sunday & Holidays –  Leaves New York 3:10 PM
2 Coach (Friday) New York – Lehighton 624
1 Coach R68 New York – Lehighton 624
1 Coach R68 New York – Lehighton 624
1 Coach R76 New York – Lehighton 624
1 Cafe-Diner New York – Lehighton 624
1 Baggage (except Mon.) New York – Easton 624
25 The Asa Packer – Daily except Sunday – Leaves New York 6:55 AM
1 Baggage & mail New York – Wilkes-Barre 626
1 Baggage New York – Wilkes-Barre 626
1 Coach R76 New York – Wilkes-Barre 626
1 Coach R82 New York – Wilkes-Barre 626
1 Cafe-Diner New York – Wilkes-Barre 626
1 Parlor New York – Lehighton 626
1 Baggage New York – Bethlehem 626
1 Coach Bethlehem (from Phila. via RDG) – Wilkes-Barre
29 The John Wilkes – Daily except Sundays & Holidays – Leaves New York 4:31 PM
1 Baggage New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Coach R68 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
2 Coaches R92 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Coach R82 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Cafe-Diner New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Coach Bethlehem (from Phila. via RDG) – Wilkes-Barre
1 Parlor New York – Lehighton 628
1 Diner (exc. Sat.) New York – Lehighton 608
2 Coaches (WR) (Fri.) New York – Lehighton 628
1 Baggage (Sat.) New York – Easton 608
39 Holidays only – Leaves New York 5:20 PM
1 Coach R68 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
2 Coaches R92 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Coach R82 New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Cafe-Lounge New York – Wilkes-Barre 628
1 Parlor New York – Lehighton 628

Eastbound

  Car Origin – Destination To Train
 4   The Star – Daily – Arrives New York 6:55 AM
1 Baggage & mail (except Sun.) Buffalo – New York 611
1 Baggage (except Sun. & Mon.) Wilkes-Barre – New York 611
1 Baggage Buffalo – New York 611
1 Coach (WR) Buffalo – New York 611
1 Coach SC82 Buffalo – New York 611
1 Cafe-Lounge Buffalo – New York 611
1 Sleeper (Tower series) Buffalo – New York 611
1 Sleeper (Scenic or Tower series) Buffalo – Bethlehem (to Phila. via RDG)
1 Coach (exc. Sat., Sun. & Mon.) Lehighton – New York pool
2 Coaches (Mon.) Lehighton – New York pool
1 Baggage Bethlehem – New York 611
 8   The Maple Leaf – Daily – Arrives New York 8:00 AM
1 Baggage & mail Buffalo – New York 607
1 Coach (WR) Buffalo – New York 607
1 Coach R76 Buffalo – New York 607
1 Sleeper 10-1-2 Buffalo – New York 607
1 Sleeper Toronto – Bethlehem (to Phila. via RDG)
1 Sleeper (Glade series) Toronto – New York 607
1 Coach R76 Toronto – New York 607
1 Sleeper (Scenic series) Ithaca – New York 611
1 Cafe-Lounge Lehighton – New York 607
1 Diner (except Sat. & Sun.) Lehighton – New York 629
4 Coaches (DH) (Sun.) Lehighton – New York 607
1 Baggage (Sat.) Easton – New York 629 Sat.
10   The Black Diamond – Daily – Arrives New York 7:40 PM
1 Baggage & mail (exc. Sun.) Buffalo – New York 609
1 Baggage Buffalo – New York 609
1 Parlor Buffalo – New York 609
1 Diner Buffalo – New York 609
1 Smoker Buffalo – New York 609
1 Coach R92 Buffalo – New York 609
1 Coach Buffalo – Bethlehem (to Phila. via RDG)
1 Coach (Fri.) Lehighton – New York pool
5 Coaches (Sun.) Lehighton – New York
24   Lehighton Express – Sat., Sun. & Holidays – Arrives New York 9:00 AM
2 Coaches (Fri.) Lehighton – New York 623
2 Coaches R68 Lehighton – New York 623
1 Coach R76 Lehighton – New York 623
1 Cafe-Diner Lehighton – New York 623
1 Baggage (exc. Mon.) Easton – New York 623
26   The Asa Packer – Daily except Sun. & Holidays – Arrives New York 5:40 PM
1 Baggage & mail Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Baggage Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Coach R76 Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Coach R82 Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Cafe-Diner Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Parlor Lehighton – New York 625
1 Coach Wilkes-Barre – Bethlehem (to Phila. via RDG)
1 Baggage Bethlehem – New York 625
28   The John Wilkes – Daily except Sunday – Arrives New York 11:15 AM
1 Baggage Wilkes-Barre – New York 629
1 Smoker R68 Wilkes-Barre – New York 629 (639 Hol.)
2 Coaches R92 Wilkes-Barre – New York 629 (639 Hol.)
1 Coach R82 Wilkes-Barre – New York 629 (639 Hol.)
1 Cafe-Diner Wilkes-Barre – New York 629 (639 Hol.)
1 Parlor Lehighton – New York 629 (639 Hol.)
2 Coaches (Fri.) Lehighton – New York 629
32   The Asa Packer – Sundays & Holidays – Arrives New York 9:25 PM
1 Baggage & mail (DH) Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Baggage (DH) Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Smoker R76 Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Coach R82 Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Cafe-Diner Wilkes-Barre – New York 625
1 Parlor Lehighton – New York 625
2 Coaches (WR) Lehighton – New York pool
1 Coach Wilkes-Barre – Bethlehem (to Phila. via RDG)

The PRR numbers into and out of Penn Station added a “6” in front of the Lehigh Valley train number. For example, the westbound Black Diamond was #609, and the eastbound Black Diamond was #610.

Lehigh Valley Passenger Equipment

AC Parlor 1551 and 1552 (Observation Cars)
1553   1554   1002
AC Coaches R68 892   912   914   916
   (number denotes R76 1475   1476   1477   1478   1479   1500
   seating capacity) R82 1501   1502   1515   1516   1517   1518   1519
SC82 1503   1504
R92 1510   1511   1512   1513   1514
Washroom (WR) Coaches – non AC 888   890   891   893   894   895   896   897   898   899   900   901   902
903   904   905   906   907   908   909   910   911   912   915   917
Cafe-Diner 1000   1001   1020   1021
Dining 1007   1009   1010   1011   1012   1013   1014   1015
Baggage & Mail 1025 to 1036  1040   1042
Baggage 1201 to 1234
Pullman Sleepers
10 Sec / 1 DR / 2 DBR Scenic Forest,   Scenic Highlands,   Scenic Rapids,   Scenic Ravine
12 Sec / 1 DR Oakner,   Wesley
10 Sec / 1 DR / 2 C Lake Ashley,   Lake Long,   Lake Tracy,   Lake Vale
8 Sec / 4 DBR Emerald Glade,   Emerald Glen
8 Sec / 1 DR / 3 DBR Peace Tower,    Round Tower

For a complete listing, with data and modeling recommendations on all numbered passenger equipment, go to the Passenger Equipment page in the LVRR Equipment section.

Thanks to Glenn Fisher, who provided these notes by Bert Pennypacker from his collection, and provided clarifications of many of the notations.

 

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