The everyday American freight trains of the 1960's and 1970's era, have always fascinated me.
I spotted this photograph from the former Lehigh Valley Railroad at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right of your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org.
The Lehigh Valley was one of six bankrupt northeastern United States railroads, that the U.S Government bailed out financially in April of 1976, and created Conrail from this mess.
The Lehigh Valley was a railroad that featured more than just one locomotive color scheme, but their dark red shown here in this 1972 photograph, was proboubly their most popular and utilitarian.
Railfan photographer John Scensy photographed this image at Bound Brook New Jersey in October of 1972.