Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday Historic Railroad reenactment is cancelled
All the other events of the town's annual Pilgrimage celebration will go on as scheduled
JEFFERSON It appears that the Great Locomotive Chase reenactment that was scheduled for Jefferson this weekend may be in in jeapordy. Francene DePrez Rainey informed us this morning that the 1870's locomotive that pulls the Historic Jefferson Railway train has been pulled out of service for repairs.
As a result the events of May 4 involving the railroad will definity not take place. She says there is "a slim chance we might run on Saturday, Sunday if we get the replacement locomotive in place but it really does seem unlikely." Watch the home page of the railway for updates.
All the other events of the town's annual Pilgrimage celebration will go on as scheduled, including the "The Battle of Port Jefferson" reenactments.
The locomotive was built in 1964 for a Florida attraction and moved to Jefferson in 1986. It is a Crown Metals reproduction of the 1870's American Class 4-4-0 steam locomotive christened the Robert E. Lee and also known as Engine #7.