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From: "William E DOT Botkin" webotkin AT ecentral DOT com
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 21:25:16 -0600
Subject: ex-DL&W 565 Under Steam
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Here is a shot I took of ex-DL&W No.565 under steam in Chester, NJ in
February 1962 when the Black River & Western was hoping to start their
tourist operation there, before they moved to Ringoes and acquired ex-GW

The gentleman in the foreground is my father, to whom I owe my live-long
love of trains and of the DL&W in particular! Beginning at about age three,
he would take me to the Morristown, NJ station Saturday afternoons to watch
the Twilight Limited head west, then the eastbound Phoebe Snow, followed by
the eastbound Pacific-powered milk train from Branchville, which made a
station stop in Morristown. By age 12, when I took this photo, I was taking
my own photos of trains under his guidance.

Bill Botkin
Centennial, CO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski"
To: "'EL Mail List'"
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 8:05 PM
Subject: (erielack) FW: DL&W 565 at Citro's

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> Hi folks,
> Here is a slide taken by Earle Gil, from the collection of Steve Hepler,
> of
> DL&W 2-6-0 #565 at Wayne, NJ on display. Steve's story of the 565 follows
> below...
> - Paul
> Here's a shot Earle took of Lackawanna RR 2-6-0 No. 565 after it was
> cosmetically restored and set up on display at Tony Citro's restaurant,
> "Citro's 1900" on Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, NJ. The slide mount is dated
> February 1970.
> MCC Vice-President acquired 565 in June 1967 and it came to Whippany, but
> by
> July 1968 he had sold the loco to Tony. Earle was so upset over this
> transaction, that he offered to give Tony No. 4039 (an operating
> locomotive), in order that the MCC could keep the 565. Tony wanted a loco
> with a leading / pony truck, and did not want the 0-6-0. Earle offered to
> make a fake pony truck for 4039, but it was not to be.
> What some don't know is that according to John Maris, the MCC had planned
> to
> keep 4039 for only a year or so after it's 1966 return to operation, and
> then sell it to any tourist road that had an interest in it. Apparently
> the
> plan was to get the 565 operating, but unfortunately, John got nervous
> over
> the developing cool relations between the MCC and the M&E and began
> selling
> off his equipment. That apparently ended the plans to sell off 4039......
> Steve
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