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Rick Rowlands

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J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« on: September 24, 2021, 07:04:07 AM »
Yesterday two additional Porter 0-4-0Ts arrived in Youngstown from Canada, the culmination of about two years worth of planning and fundraising.  Both locomotives are complete with the exception of saddle tanks which were scrapped before the locomotives were exported in the late 1980s. 

As time goes on we will be restoring both locomotives most likely to operational status. 

To view the full photo album, go here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/33523379@N03/albums/72157719894718468
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Re: J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 08:01:09 AM »
Great to hear! Can't wait to hear more about the two.
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Re: J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 08:52:49 AM »
Congratulations, Rick, on the arrival of your two new "babies".  I'm sure the construction of two new saddletanks will not present a problem to you.

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Re: J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 08:38:46 AM »
Rick,
Congratulations on the successful repatriation of the locomotives. Bringing locomotives across the border is never easy then there was this COVID thing…
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Re: J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2021, 09:13:52 AM »
Congrats, Rick.

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Re: J&L Steel Porters 57 and 60 Arrive in Youngstown
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2021, 01:52:51 AM »
I saw your You Tube video tour of the J&L #57 and #60. There were lots of interesting details like where to put the replica builder's plates (shields). I will look forward to following your work on these two H. K. Porter products. What a deal, having three industrial locomotives from the same J&L Company line in one place! And more of less two-foot gauge at that!

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