How You Can Help Lehigh & New England #611 Return To The Rails

2024 Support

While our volunteers focus on getting the huge diesel motor running (the giant batteries needed for starting arrived in November 2023), we are going to out-source work on the truck assemblies (traction motors and brakes) and the generator.

This will require $50K, a sum we are about 20% of the way to reaching. We hope to make our goal by the end of March.

Individual donors have stood tall this year, donating up to $1000 each. Their commitment and support is valuable. Donations of any size help. And there are other ways to get involved, too.

Online Donation

We accept instant donations via PayPal. This is the quickest way to help us reach our immediate $50K need. Click here to donate now.

Donation By Check

Please make payable to:

Railroad & Industrial Pres. Society Inc. PO Box 636 Souderton, PA 18964

Online Auctions

Periodically we have an array of models and railroadiana on eBay.

Click here to participate.

Online Store

We have mugs, limited run hats and more merchandise coming on our webstore. Click here to visit.

Buy A Raffle Ticket

Now until March 17th, buy your raffle tickets to win a Lionel LNE locomotive, a Lionel LNE caboose or one of our LNE tribute hats. Contact us for details.


We are always looking for volunteers to join the fun. Mechanics, welders, and willing sets of hands are all welcome. Contact us for details.

A Short Film About LNE #611

Restoring the last intact diesel locomotive from the Lehigh & New England Railroad is a labor of love. It takes a passion for history and a large group of supporters to tackle the job of turning 115 tons of inoperable steel back into the locomotive it was in 1948 when it rolled out of the American Locomotive Works. We hope you will join us in the adventure.