Looking for a most unique gift for that special train lover? Let them ride with the engineer!
We are auctioning off two cab rides for the lucky winners to sit right beside the engineer in a rare, vintage BL2 diesel electric locomotive on the Delaware, Lackawaxen & Stourbridge railroad of Honesdale, PA on Saturday June 10, 2017.
One winner will ride in the cab with the engineer eastbound from Honesdale to Lackawaxen on former Erie Railroad trackage in BL2 #54 (built in 1949 by EMD as Bangor & Aroostook #554). Return trip west will be in a coach seat.
The other winner will ride in the cab with the engineer westbound from Lackawaxen to Honesdale on former Erie Railroad trackage in BL2 #54 (built in 1949 by EMD as Bangor & Aroostook #554). A coach seat ticket will be provided for the eastbound trip.
All cab riders must 18 years of age or older and be able to climb the steps into the locomotive’s cab.
Auctions begin April 22 at 8pm and run for 10 days at: http://www.ebay.com/usr/proj3713
During the ride, #54 will be pulling the Erie Limited which is a special benefit excursion raising funds for Project3713, the partnership to restore Boston & Maine steam locomotive #3713 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. The higher the bids go, the more money goes to this worthy example of historic preservation.
Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
Depart: Honesdale: 10AM
Returns: Honesdale: 4PM
Station: 812 Main St. Honesdale PA 18431
Winner rides in the cab from Honesdale to Lackawaxen and returns in a coach seat. The auction goes live on April 22nd at 8pm eastern time and will run for ten days. You may find us on eBay at http://www.ebay.com/usr/proj3713