From: "William E DOT Botkin" webotkin AT ecentral DOT com
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 12:30:03 -0600
Subject: Re: (erielack) Earle Gil
"MCC_4039_385-Whippany_NJ_-_W.E.Botkin.jpg" - image/jpeg, 515x768 (24bit)
Here are two shots I took of Earle Gil's two locomotives heading out of
Whippany toward Essex Fells on the M&E in the late 1960's. Earle is at the
throttle of #4039 in the shot of the double header.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tupaczewski, Paul R (Paul)" To: "EL Mail List" Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 8:16 AM
Subject: (erielack) Earle Gil
> Hi folks,
> Here is a press release from the Whippany Railway Museum. Earle Gil was
> definitely tied into the EL, having run steam excursions over the
> Gladstone Branch, and even ran a train to the Morristown & Erie
> interchange to bid farewell to the last Phoebe Snow.
> - Paul
> Morris County Central RR Founder & President Needs "Get Well" Wishes
> Earle Gil, former president of New Jersey's Morris County Central
> Railroad (MCC) is in need of support from friends and rail enthusiasts.
> Since May 2006, Earle has undergone several operations and chemo
> treatments and is now once again in a local area hospital recovering
> from pneumonia.
> Those who might not know Earle, in 1965 he was responsible for starting
> the first standard gauge, historic preservation railroad in New Jersey,
> the "Morris County Central Railroad". Equipment was in the form of
> ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 385 (Baldwin, 1907), and several former
> CNJ commuter coaches of 1915 vintage and a 1923 PRR N6b cabin car. In
> late-1965, ex-U.S. Army 0-6-0 No. 4039 (ALCO 1942) was added to the
> For those who know Earle, he is stubborn and a fighter. Despite his age
> (78) his recent illness is frustrating to him because he would love to
> keep working on projects at home and at the Whippany (NJ) Railway
> Museum, former home to the Morris County Central.
> If you have time to send him a get well card or a letter, he would love
> to hear from those who appreciated his efforts and sacrifices he made to
> preserve a little piece of history.
> For more information about Earle Henriquez-Gil and the Morris County
> Central Railroad, visit the Whippany Railway Museum website.
> www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net/mcc_01.html
> Thank you for your support.
> The Family of Earle Gil
> You can send cards and letters to :
> Earle Gil
> Whippany Railway Museum
> P.O. Box 16
> Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
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