We covers the Alphabet Route trains on the former DLW line from Binghamton, NY to Taylor, PA, former Lehigh Valley and CNJ lines from Dupont to Allentown and ex-Reading lines from Allentown to Philadelphia. After the fall of the Anthracite roads in 1976, the D&H continued the “Alphabet Route” trains via trackage rights on what had then become Conrail owned trackage.
The D&H accessed Allentown from a connection at Dupont via former Lehigh Valley and CNJ lines, named by Conrail as the “Lehigh Line”. Ex-Reading lines from Allentown to Philadelphia allowed the D&H to reach the city of brotherly love and connection with the B&O. This routing would remain in place until Conrail was split between Norfolk Southern and CSX. We’ll finish with Anthracite Railroad’s RS-3 #4118, former D&H engine, on the Reading Perkiomen Branch.