#611, the last surviving diesel locomotive of the legendary Lehigh & New England Railroad, turns 75-years old in 2023, and the Railroad & Industrial Preservation Society, Inc. (RIPS) has big plans to celebrate this anniversary as we work to return it to operating condition at the Allentown & Auburn Railroad in Kutztown, PA.
The Railroad & Industrial Preservation Society, Inc. (RIPS) is honored to announce the awarding of a $10,000 grant from the Berkheimer Foundation for the restoration of the Lehigh & New England Alco S2 locomotive #611. The grant was arranged by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society (NRHS), and will be used to fund vital repairs to the locomotive. Read more...
There are many ways to help support the restoration of #611. Visit our donation page to find out how you can join the effort to preserve #611.
Corporations and individuals are welcome to sponsor the restoration of LNE #611 in a variety of ways. Visit our sponsorship page for details.
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join in at our work site in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Whether you have locomotive restoration experience or not, there’s a role for you. Visit our volunteering page for more information.