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Those darn steam engines © 2009 - 2024 Charlie Giordano



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Picture Title: Those darn steam engines
Location: Southern California Live Steamers Wilson Park, Torrance CA
Photographer: Charlie Giordano
Submission Date: 11/14/2009 6:04:08 PM
Comments: Today Sat. 11/14/09, the American's brake valve handle blew off. Thankfully we were able to reapir it and have it fixed in about an hour but then ran out of propane.

Most of these kinds of repairs and track work are made by our "Steam Elves", during full moons, between unicorn feedings, when there is no one around. (Tim B.)
Gallery Category: Steam
Technical Information:    
Shooting Location: Southern California Live Steamers Wilson Park, Torrance CA
Owner: SCLS
Locomotive Name or Road: Yosemite Valley American No.613
Locomotive or Car Type: Steam Locomotives
Whyte Classification Numeric: 4-4-0     Name: American     Layout: ooOO    Class: 4 Wheel Leading Truck
Track Gauge: 7.5
Scale: 1.5
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Critiqued 11/14/2009 7:14:07 PM by Steve  C, Going cross-eyed looking at CAD files
Charlie must have been at the controls, too much speed for the brakes to handle!!!

  Comment Response Entered: 11/15/2009 7:48:52 AM  By: Charlie    - Torrance CA
mathew actually. im now a retired steam engineer
  Comment Response Entered: 11/15/2009 3:00:52 PM  By: Steve   C - ?
Retired???? Looks like you are not planning to run steam anymore, better make you a life member.
  Comment Response Entered: 11/15/2009 4:47:04 PM  By: charlie    - torrance
exactly. my back cant handle that american haha
  Comment Response Entered: 11/16/2009 4:13:17 PM  By: Phil    - 
Charlie not running steam! Naw don't think so. He drinks a pint of Green Velvet steam oil every night before going to bed. Steam is in his blood.
  Comment Response Entered: 11/18/2009 9:17:54 AM  By: charlie   giordano - torrance
haha its really weird that no one in m family ever realy liked trains and i havent relly grown up around them untill recently. maybe im a jones!
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