Lehigh & New England Railroad Motor Car on display until end of March

Close out #AnthraciteHeritageMonth by visiting a rare and unique piece of Lehigh Valley history on display now through the end of March! Visitors can check out this original Lehigh & New England Railroad car owned by Volunteer Railroaders. Located in the lobby of the National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, PA 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 694-6644 info@nmih.org

This car was manufactured by Sheffield and is a model 40-B speeder, a car used to move crew members along the Lehigh & New England’s railroad lines. Sheffield/Fairbanks Morse motor cars were manufactured in Three Rivers, Michigan. By about 1910, the company was making Handcars and Rail Velocipedes. Sheffield moved to gas powered cars as time went by.

Read more at https://www.nmih.org/event/lehigh-new-england-railroad-motor-car-display/

LNE RR 40-B motor car 549 before restoration picture.

Unfortunately, parties unknown stole the trailer that we use to bring the car to different events. We were very thankful the thief did NOT steal the motor car. Faced with a difficult decision, our small volunteer group chose to spend all the money we’d earned and saved for the restoration as well as take out a loan so that the car could be seen by the public.

We would sincerely appreciate your contributions. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lehigh-new-england-rr-motorcar-restoration

LNE RR 40-B motor car 549

4th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 25, 2021

11 am – 4 pm @ Tuckahoe Train Station

The Seashore Lines will be operating short excursion trains in conjunction with the 4th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm!

In addition to the short excursion train rides, a heritage train, consisting of former Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) equipment, will be open to the public.

The former Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) Blue Comet observation car Tempel will also be on display.

A Motor Car ‘train’ [see at top] will be operating short trips, and the Tuckahoe Railroad Station will be open to the public.

A ‘G’ gauge garden railroad will be operational in the station park, along with merchandise tables and a railroad hand car demonstration. Antique automobiles will also be on display.

Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Railroad Merit Badge at this event!

Central Railroad of NJ Blue Comet observation Car Tempel & PRR Parlor car
PRR coaches with antique car in Tuckaho, New Jersey
Purchase wristbands

Wristband purchase is necessary to ride the short excursion train, the Motor Car ‘train’, and to enter the equipment on display.

Adult wristband pricing is $10.00, and children wristband pricing is $5.00. Wristbands can be purchased the day of the event at a table in the commons area.

Adult $10.00

Child $5.00

Proceeds from wristband sales at this event will benefit the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township and the Volunteer Railroaders Association.

Be certain to mark your calendars for this exciting event!

The Tuckahoe Village Train Station:

Tuckahoe NJ Station, Cape May Seashore Lines Railroad
is situated on Cape May County Routes 659 / Railroad Avenue and 557 / Mill Road, south of NJ State Route 49 and west of NJ State Route 50.

Mill Road and Railroad Avenue

Tuckahoe, NJ 08250

You may need to enter “31 Mill Road Woodbine, NJ” as the location in your GPS.

We moved our very historic Lehigh and New England Sheffield 40B motor car

Thanks to VRA members Toby, Chris and Steve we moved our very historic Lehigh and New England Sheffield 40B motor car from our long time friends at Star Trak in Boonton to our new motorcar base of operations in Rio Grande, NJ. Next step is to assemble the car body and then give it a final paint job and add the logos and numbers. Our goal is to have it completed this spring and out for public display and operations.