Delaware Lackawanna & Western Project 565

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Reply Gregory Miller von Richter
10:47 AM on April 23, 2016 

I was with the Morris County Central and remember this engine and Tony Citro had it moved from his resturant to the MCC RR Shop at Newfoundland NJ.  It's a great looking engine and I hope to someday see it under steam. 

Reply Stephen Lesley
3:09 AM on December 4, 2012 

Keep up the good work! Restoring any steam locomotive is a worthwhile endeavour. Cheers from Australia.

Reply Lou Ribble
9:53 PM on September 7, 2011 

In regard to the post of August 31, 2001: A friend tells me that  i must have went on a Pennsylvania train since the D L & W did not service Phillipsburg, NJ. Perhaps I should not have asked this question on this forum. If not could someone point me in the right direction to get this info.

Reply Lou Ribble
7:10 PM on August 31, 2011 

I congratulate you who are restoring a lost part of my childhood. I was born in 1941 near the Cutoff of the DL&W in Portland, Pa. Can anyone tell me when Passenger service was discontinued from the Portland Station? I remember getting on a train in Portland and going to Phillipsburg ,NJ. I was no more than 6 or 7 years old. Do any of you historians know the date the passnger service was stopped. This has been on my mind for a time and both of my parents are long gone.

Reply Eric
3:26 PM on May 6, 2011 

Keep up the great work. I went to Steamtown for the first time in April 2011 and loved it.

Reply Jim
9:47 PM on March 13, 2011 

As I sit here on a Sunday night and prepare for the work week ahead, I read about the 565 project and wish I could just chuck it all and join you guys!  All the very best with the project, and I look forward to learning of your continued progress!

Reply Phil Hart
12:13 PM on February 2, 2011 

Keep up the work,  After a cosmetic restoration,  are there any thoughts on a full restoration to working order. ?  A lot bigger project, but worth thinking about,  as how many larger 2 - 6 - 0 s  are left in working order. ?

Reply Craig Scott
11:09 AM on February 2, 2011 

This is an awesome project. A similar project is going on in Spencer, NC with old trains.

Reply Gary P. Bensman
9:26 PM on March 7, 2010 
Hello Hello Guys! I am working with the asbestos abatement team and plan to have your cylinders abated before your next scheduled work day on March 20. We will be working there for almost a year and hope to be able to lend a hand on your project. We are experienced on over 30 large steam loco restorations and would be pleased to help you identify and locate all your peices into one locomotive again. Best regards; Gary B. Phone 512-657-3230. We will coordinate work with George Canavan starting this week.
Reply Ross E. Rowland, Jr.
12:02 AM on February 20, 2010 


I wish you and your team the best of good luck with your worthy project.

 Ross Rowland

Reply Eddo
12:25 AM on February 13, 2010 

The new web site is looking good Len. Next workday the 20th of Feb ?  Have to make sure I get up there.

Reply Bruce Mowbray
10:22 AM on February 12, 2010 

Good Looking Site..