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Welcome letter

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Dear fellow 614 supporter,

Welcome to the 614’s Official Website and Thank You for your interest in America’s last
commercially built 4-8-4 main line passenger steam locomotive.

All of us who have had the honor of being a part of the teams involved in her restoration
in 1979-1980 or her operation during the A.C.E. Coal trials in 1985 or the fabulous
Hoboken to Port Jervis excursions operated from 1996 through 1998 have come to immensely
respect the fine engineering that went into her design and the excellent workmanship performed
at the Lima-Hamilton Locomotive Works when she was constructed in June of 1948.

We fully believe her past performances have proven our favorite slogan for her of “Americas Last & Best”.

Iron Horse Enterprises, Inc. remains dedicated in trying to find a way to return 614 to active mainline
service soon and would appreciate your support in this quest.

Be assurred that we will post any progress on this site under the “News” page when it becomes available.

Please check back often to view any updates.

Thanks again for your interest in this truly precious piece of American history!

Sincerely,

Ross E. Rowland, Jr.

Ross E. Rowland, Jr.

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