New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby Matt Johnson » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:05 am

Historian who 'couldn't say no' dies at 91

Clinton H. Leet, the founder of the Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions and whose inspiration led to the creation of the D&H Lock 31 Canal Park in Palmyra Township (Wayne County), died November 17th. He was 91.
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby daylight4449 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:49 pm

I have to ask, but where does the ownership of the Stourbridge Line's equipment currently lie?
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby Schuylkill Valley » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:42 pm

Any updates on this line?

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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby mikeexplorer » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:31 pm

Far as I know the line remains dormant. I plan to walk sections of it this spring.

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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby FLRailFan1 » Sun May 25, 2014 12:15 pm

mikeexplorer wrote:Far as I know the line remains dormant. I plan to walk sections of it this spring.

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That is a shame...
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby mikeexplorer » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:02 pm

I also heard it is up for sale, I think this is a sign of abandonment. That would really suck.
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby Matt Johnson » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:02 pm

Maybe NJ Transit could buy it for future Honesdale - Port Jervis - Hoboken commuter service!
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby EMD8165 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:13 am

You probably can't see it but things have been happening despite the naysayers here and elsewhere. If you have the best of intentions for the railroad then be a supporter when the time comes, it will need your help. In the mean time, think good thoughts. A real comeback will likely need volunteers due to the overwhelming costs involved. The economy of the region has been hurt by the loss of "our train" and some really wonderful people are trying to help it return, not because it's their job but because it's their passion.

On another note: if you or someone you know stole the number board from the 22, please return it. Treasure hunting certainly isn't helping the railroad or the owner of the GP7.
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby EMDWC6455 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:18 pm

Maybe some good news for the stourbridge http://www.wayneindependent.com/article ... /140919816
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby Sir Ray » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:13 pm

EMDWC6455 wrote:Maybe some good news for the stourbridge http://www.wayneindependent.com/article ... /140919816

"Smith said DL&S also hopes to have freight service, yet it is currently unknown what would be shipped"
Oh boy, wonderfully vague (Sorry, but I'm a bit cynical tonight)
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby EMD8165 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:27 pm

The railroad is a business so a vague reference to possible future business is to be expected. Do you post all of your plans and possible employment opportunities for the public to see? With all that has happened to the SBRR, a little cynicism is understandable but it should'nt be the first reaction to possible good news. The communities need a boost and getting the railroad back to running is a priority. Those of us who are involved have put a lot of work into it so far. Stay positive and be supportive. Better things are coming!
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby ehavemann » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:34 am

It sure looks like it''s going to open - on May 9, 2015. There's an article in the News Eagle http://www.neagle.com/article/20141117/News/141119796 on 11/17/2014 to that effect. And a number of merchants I talked to in Honesdale tonight were aware of it and looking forward to it. This weekend was their annual "Honesdale for the Holidays" event including an Open House at the Wayne County Historical Society Museum, home of the full-size replica of the Stourbridge Lion.
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby EMD8165 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:42 pm

Semperfidelis, I have read your PMs but the board settings are not allowing me to reply. This account is likely too new. Please email me directly at my username @gmail.com. Thanks
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby rwk » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:14 pm

I was on this train in October 1986, pulled by the BL-2 diesel. The 1986 brochure showed a Susquehanna RS-3 diesel though. Did they ever use a NYSW RS-3 on the Stourbridge? I was 12 at the time. Good to hear it's coming back. On our way home to Allentown, PA we stopped at the train station in Scranton and caught the #2317 waiting at the station. My mom took a picture of my brother and I in front of the #2317. Then, we watched the train depart for Moscow. In Aug 1987 we stayed at the Station motel and restaurant in Wilkes-Barre that recently was torn apart except for the main station, shame if all those old Reading coaches went to scrap. We rode Steamtown from Scranton to Pocono Summit pulled by the 2-8-2 mikado painted in Lackawanna then, now the #3254. it was brand new to Steamtown, came from the Gettysburg RR in exchange for a CP 4-6-2 I believe the one that exploded in 1995. I lost my father March 8, 1986 so he was unable to join us for those trips. But he took us to Strasburg a few times between 1981-1985, we stayed at the Red Caboose Motel, and for a week we would go to Wildwood, NJ between 1980-1983, in 1984 we went to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and in 1985 the Red Caboose and Strasburg. I have pictures of us from all those vacations and trips.
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Re: New Operator for the Stourbridge Line?

Postby EMD8165 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:20 pm

Yes, the D&O assigned several RS and S Alcos to the LASB before they bought the NYS&W and adopted the Susquehanna name and paint scheme. A little research online or by reading a few books will give you many examples of D&O / LASB / NYSW equipment on the line.

In other news: the first of many cabooses has arrived in Honesdale by truck. 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year!
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