New Years Day Steam-Up
Waushakum Live Steamers
When I left the house this morning at about 8:00AM, with echoes of "damn fools" ringing in my ears the temperature was in the single digits. But the boys and I forged ahead to the Steam-Up full of enthusiasm. A little cold weather was not going to stop us, no sir!
When we got to Holliston it had not warmed up AT ALL and we were glad to duck into the relative shelter of the club house. As always we were made to feel welcome and the boys even got hugs and kisses from two very nice ladies. WooHoo.
The Waushakum club house uses a heat pump for heating and, while there is heat in the air down to absolute zero, when the temp is in single digits a heat pump is straining to extract a useful amount of heat. After about an hour or so the temp in the clubhouse got up above forty (toasty) and everyone had a fine time socializing.
January 1 is WLS president Jim O'Brien's birthday and there was a cake, noise makers and much merriment to help him celebrate.
NEMES member Russ Steeves MPG WMV Russ' excellent breech loader canon
Norm Jones dressed for the weather
Russ and Rich Hubbard Les Russell
Joe Ng (C)
It was even too cold to get the gas powered engine to run
This sure is desolate compared to a summer run day
The guys tried to blow out some lines but I don't think they were successful
MPG WMV Video clip of the clubhouse festivities
Jim O'Brien the birthday boy
They start them early at WLS
Dick Boucher, who has a great sense of humor, volunteered to be photographed with the buy, Roy Bear and Eddie Moose, to prove that "we were there"!
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