Author Topic: Porters to the Border! Repatriating the Canadian J&L Steel Locomotives  (Read 688 times)

Rick Rowlands

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And now for some Good News!

One year ago today the J&L 58 operated under steam for the first time in over 60 years. An amazing accomplishment that all of us are very proud of. Today we are announcing that we have reached an agreement to purchase the two identical sister locomotives in Canada and bring them to Youngstown to be reunited with the 58.

This plan includes restoring one of these locomotives to operating condition and having TWO operational locomotives on the J&L Narrow Gauge Railroad!

Now I know that this is the absolute worst time to launch a fundraising campaign given the current crisis and economic downturn, but we WILL emerge from this crisis and when that happens we will begin promoting this project. Heck, at this time we cannot even go to Canada to inspect them! But we didn't want to wait to make this announcement as we are very excited about this and feel that everyone out there needs something to cheer them up!

So stay safe and wish us luck!


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Rick Rowlands
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Jones & Laughlin Narrow Gauge Railway
Youngstown, OH

Dave Crow

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Rick,

Congratulations!  Can you tell us more how you found their location, what is the story behind how they got there, etc.?  You don't have to name the actual site if it's private land.  Any other neat "stuff" up there?

Dave Crow