• FFW-1 Schedules spring 1950

  • Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.
Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.

Moderator: scottychaos

  by wdburt1
 
In late April or early May 1950, possibly in conjunction with the April 30 shift to Daylight Saving Time, Lehigh Valley and Nickel Plate inaugurated second-morning service from North Jersey to Chicago, as follows:

FFW-1:
lv New York (Oak Island?) 8:30PM Day 0
ar Buffalo (Tifft?) 10:00 AM Day 1
BC-1:
lv Buffalo Jct Yard 1:30 PM Day 1
ar Chicago (Calumet?) 4:45 AM Day 2

I would like to understand what changes (if any) were made to FFW-1's schedule to make this new service possible. If anyone has FFW-1's schedule before and/or after the time change, please message me. Thanks.
  by lvrr325
 
Looks like it averaged about 34 mph across the LV.
  by wdburt1
 
Any thoughts on where to find the schedules, before and after April 30, 1950?
  by charlie6017
 
Hi Mr. Burt,

In the below link is a freight train schedule from Sept. 27, 1953, which is after your 1950 cutoff date but it does have an entry for FFW-1.

http://lvrr.anthraciterailroads.org/wp- ... ht5309.pdf

And the same site has a number of freight schedules besides the one above, but unfortunately nothing prior to 1950.

http://www.lvrr.anthraciterailroads.org ... e-rosters/

Charlie
  by wdburt1
 
Thanks for the 1953 schedules. It helps to know whether the LV retreated from 2nd AM service after 1950. Apparently they did not.