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The Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Route Of The Black Diamond.
Lehigh Valley Trains use Pennsylvania Station
in the heart of New York City.
All First-Class, Air-Conditioned,
Streamliner Service to
The Lehigh Valley Railroad (Reporting Mark LV) was one of a number of Railroads built in The North-Eastern United States, primarily to haul anthracite coal. It was authorised 21 April 1846 in The U.S. State of Pennsylvania and incorporated/established on 20 September 1847 as The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.
On 7 January 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was sometimes known as The Route of The Black Diamond, named after the anthracite it transported. At the time, anthracite was transported by boat down The Lehigh River; the Railroad was meant to be faster transportation. The Railroad ended operations in 1976 and merged into Conrail that same year.