Lehigh & New England Flat Car #719

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The Lehigh & New England numbered most of their non-revenue cars in the 700 series. Car #719 was rebuilt from a box car around 1932 or 1933 and was used in wreck service as a tie car or a boom car. The box car from which #719 was rebuilt was likely built sometime from 1908 to 1913 during a period that the LNE purchased 1100 new box cars. Car #719 has a steel underframe and a wood deck. The WK&S mechanically restored the car in preparation for a special LNE freight train that was conducted at the WK&S in 2000. Since then all of the decking and paint has been replaced as well. This car is used to shuttle material and equipment around the yard. It's also used on for occasional Photo Freight Special train. The car is shown above with a load of rail destined for the tracks being built into the new shop building.

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LNE #719 is with a local freight paused at Wanamaker Station. The crew inspects the load before heading south to Kempton. Photo by Gary Zweizig.

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Switching Kempton Yard. #719 is about to be coupled to LNE caboose #512. Photo by Gary Zweizig.