Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lehigh Valley Railroad poster

This was one of the long time American north-eastern Class I railroad names that was bankrupt in the mid-1970s and merged into Conrail in 1976 by the Federal Government.  The John Wilkes was a New York City to Lehighton passenger train that was begun in 1939 and was gone by 1961.

The artwork below of this train, showing it hauled by a streamlined 4-6-2, is available commercially here

1 comment:

Thomas said...

I grew up in Hazleton, and there is no way, even in its heyday, it was worthy of a rail poster destination.