ANOTHER ALCO LOCO BEING SAVED!!!! 😀
An Alco S2 once owned by the Lehigh & New England, is being moved from Indiana to eastern Pennsylvania for restoration.
The unit, numbered 611, will be restored by the Allentown & Auburn Railroad with help from members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society, and the Lehigh New England Preservation Society.
Restoration effects include repainting No. 611 to its original L&NE livery.
The S2 is currently being stored at the former Emporia Grain mill in Emporia, Indiana.
The diesel will be loaded onto a flatcar and moved via CSX to Cleveland where it is expected to be interchanged to Norfolk Southern.
No. 611 was among the earliest diesel locomotives built for the L&NE, although officials are unsure of when it was built other than in the middle 1940s.
It is the last remaining diesel from the L&NE, which was abandoned during the 1960s.
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