Waushakum Live Steamers
Annual Meet 27,28,29 August 2010
YouTube video here
I left school at 2:30 PM Friday afternoon (27 August) and went on up to the track. When I pulled in at about 3:30 I was astonished at the number of cars in the parking lot on the weekday afternoon! The place was buzzing and jumping with activity with many steaming bays in use and a number of trains on the track. I parked the car, jumped out and immediately started taking pictures. I found Dick Boucher and his wife Bea in a shady spot and joined them. The boys were with me and they settled in to watch the trains. In short order the boys convinced Dick to take them for a ride so they were off and running.
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Thank you to Larry Simoneau for sending identifiers for the photo captions marked with a *
Thanks also to Don Ritchie. His captions are marked **
Friday afternoon from 3:30 to about 7:00 PM
Dick Boucher, Roy Bear and Eddie Moose. Dick is the one wearing a hat.
John Pilling and Adam Miller**
Will Simoneau with his father Larry's Shay*
Don Grays Evening Star (propane fired)**
Roy Carruthers'1.5 gage Heisler. I took quite a number of photos of this as I am interested in building this engine. Roy kindly answered a number of questions I had about the building process. Roy was over from Stormville New York and is a member of the Pioneer Valley Live Steamers where many of these fellows will be in a couple of weeks for their big event with takes place on September 17, 18 and 19.
Roy's 3/4 gage Heisler engine.
In the yellow vest is Joe Ng, active member of WLS and NEMES.
Russ Steeves' Fitchburg Northern
Wayne Singers' Climax. Earlier in the day the Climax, Roy's Heisler and Larry Simoneau's Shay did a triple header run.
Roy is not one to pass up a chance to hang out with an attractive girl!
Saturday 28 August 2010 approximately 7:30 AM
Wayne Singer steaming the Climax
Donavan Lewis Royal Scot ¾”**
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