Good news. Wanted to add this resolved update to the earlier thread regarding the lawsuit and excursion's pullout from Jim Thorpe, BUT it appears that earlier thread disappeared ...got deleted.
Guess the town realized it needed the tourists the train brought in more than the railroad needed the town, especially since the RBM&N still managed to run its Santa trains just fine by moving ticketing out of Jim Thorpe. No ticketing, no commerce subject to the "entertainment" tax...
Perhaps in time the Reading 2102 will become one of, if not the main power for this operation. Especially when you consider that they have the same owners. Perhaps some forum members will be able to comment on this possibility.
The 2102 will probably be used just a few times a year on longer excursions like from Reading Outer, etc. like 425. The LGSRY will probably be diesel powered for the most part.
2102 is supposed to debut this fall according to a recent press release from the RBM&N.