By the 1970’s, the once thriving Anthracite roads were struggling to survive.
The long decreasing demand for coal, along with a series of other contributing factors, left these roads in spiraling financial decline.
These railroads managed to keep the freight rolling into the mid 70’s with little resources available, but the die was cast and all the Anthracite roads would eventually be swept into Conrail in 1976.
In Volume 3 of the Anthracite Railroads in the 70’s series, we’ll continue our look at the ailing operations of the Lehigh Valley Railroad from Treichlers, Pennsylvania to Lockwood, New York in the last few years leading up to Conrail.
NARRATED WITH COMMENTARY BY MIKE BEDNAR
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