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Honesdale Wayne Independent (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 1 The 253-3057 253-6666 County's Only Daily 253-3C55 253-3055 125, Number 81 125th year - April 25, 2003 cents Newsstand Established 1878 County Plans To Meet Boro Independent photo by Peter Becker WILL SHE RUN AGAIN? The Wayne County Historical Society in entrusted with the care of the 1932 Stourbridge Lion is studying whether or not it can be brought under steam power Under the direction of Dr. Rodney the hope is to operate the replica at the 175th anniversary in August 2004 of the actual Lion's historic This photo shows the replica in its current state of with temporary marits on the boiler where sonic tests were The has been set in front of the painting of the lion's KEVIN Staff that Wayne County Borough Council will soon discuss the Stourbridge prison issue in a face-to-face sent a letter to council members proposing a meeting for 6:30 p.m. on April 28 at City It has not been determined if the meeting will be open to the text of the letter follows this two which are locked in a zoning have been corresponding through the mail since Commissioners sent an initial letter April 10, and council members replied on agreeing to a their commissioners say they have one condition regarding the no legal counsel be simply is to completely avoid protracted legal negotiations and continued litigation to end all of it with a solution acceptable to both the letter say they want to offer council information on the Stourbridge site and others that have not previously been presented in a public borough maintains its zoning laws prohibit a prison at but commissioners say they haven't received due Judge Brendan Vanston previously ruled the county technically has approval to build the prison at Stourbridge because the borough Zoning Hearing Board did not act on the Borough Council has appealed the decision to Commonwealth in its response to the first said the meeting should on an which includes the provisions in the borough zoning ordinance governing public and not all The letter says they want to discuss the of placing the new county prison at or at other locations council may want to be in to actively with an open any and all ideas that may We are as prepared to listen as we are to the letter county residents David Lindow and John Bartron At the of Lake said if the borough focuses on just zoning it would limit the scope of the meeting and shut out any of dialogue with the One cannot forget that in nearly every article in print many other issues were brought Lindow said in a referring to the impact on property values and the safety of children attending a daycare center adjacent to is my opinion that these issues have been perpetuated by in an attempt to gain public yet all the while not one iota of proof for these statements has been he and of Texas maintain the proposed prison is an issue that impacts the entire separate the commissioners accepted letter of resignation Jeanette who served as a social service aid with the county Children and Youth Services since 1996.1 Text of Reply back April 24, 2003 are pleased to meet with at your subject to but one That condition is the same one set forth in our earlier namely that no legal counsel to either party be Our simply is to completely avoid protracted legal negotiations and continued to end all of it with a solution acceptable to both We propose to do this by meeting with you to discuss the practical issues of siting a prison at Stourbridge or at other locations you might wish to We want to be in a position to actively with an open any and all ideas that may surface during the we should not limit the agenda or on page 2 Lion May Roar by Mr. by Honesdale displayed at City Shown here are four representations of the Stourbridge Lion's famed run in 1829. In PETER What remains of the original Stourbridge which made transportation history in Pa. nearly 174 years is currently at the Railroad Museum in It has been on loan there from the Smithsonian Institution since the summer of 2000. the museum suffered a devastating blow when the snow collapsed part of the Roundhouse roof on top of many vintage the Lion is According to Pamela Weinberg Harris and spokesperson for the Railroad the Stourbridge Lion was being kept in a separate building which sustained no damage from the roof The emergency occurred during the President's Day in February 2003. to the salvage and reconstruction the museum is closed until further Although the Lion is in another Elms said that the entire museum is closed to the public at this For more information on the Railroad see or phone 410-752-2490. the Lion's experimental use in Honesdale in 1829, it was kept in storage and eventually disassembled for its The boiler was put in use for many years at a foundry in Decades after the Lion's famous it was finally being appreciated for its historic What was able to be identified were donated to the National Museum in D.C. in 1888. All that could be gathered was the a cylinder and the two walking Wheels from the Lion's sister The Pride of were also lion just might to life at least the locomotive's scale which has not been fired up since the 1930's. famous the first locomotive to operate for commercial purposes in North made its historic ride in Honesdale on August 8, 1829. Hiat epochal celebrated by the community in what was then still largely a is hoped to be recreated as much as feasible for the Lion's 175th That will be in August in the now modem town and near the location of the strap rail Wayne County Historical Society has picked one of its Dr. Rodney of Elk to head the 175th Dr. Brown has on an ambitious to see if the replica can indeed be coaxed back to steaming as its arms turn the wheels down the by Howard D. replica has been for over 60 years by the Wayne County Historical The locomotive was built for the of Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1933 original by the Delaware Hudson Railroad Operated at that time for the replica also was exhibited at the 193940 World's Fair in New York In 1941, the replica was on permanent loan by the Wayne County Historical Society and housed in a structure on Paik Canadian Pacific successor to the currently owns the Occasionally taken out on a flat bed trailer for including the 150th of the actual lion in 1979, the was moved in 1992 to a newly built addition at the Historical Society museum on Main pride and joy of the Society the most well-known symbol of the heritage of Honesdale and Wayne the replica recalls tlw locomotive made to order in the late 1820*8 in for purchase by the by Ed. McLaughlin County Historical for the jacket cover of the book Honesdale The Stourbridge Lion by Dr. Vernon by Dick Frisch display at the Wayne County Historical The developed the cars on the town of Honesdale as the head of its 108 mile designed to ship coal to The lion was over as an experiment to consider its use in place of horses to ADVICE GREAT FROM of the gravity railroad built to take the coal from the mines near Carbondale aver the to the canal boats at on page 7 it for get it at GUY FROM
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