On October 25th 2008 6
members of the SCLS loaded up the trucks and went to visit our neighbors in
Riverside, CA at the Riverside Live Steamers. The "Judge", Roy Murdock's Pacific
4-6-2, and its tender were loaded into Phil Cohen's truck along with misc. tools
and goodies, and a riding car and gondola were loaded into Rudy's pickup for the
trek out to Riverside. A big Thank You to Roy Murdock for allowing us to use his
locomotive for the trip.
brave souls that ventured out to get started on the trip at 4 AM were Gene, Phil
Nyman, Heather, Linda, Rudy and Phil Cohen. By the time we hit the road it was
around 5 AM and we arrived at Riverside around 6:30 AM.
As I am relatively new to
this hobby, this was my first time at a "Live Steam Meet". I must say that if I
was not hooked before, I am certainly hooked now. I think my face is still stuck
in a permanent smile. We had a wonderful time meeting everyone out there and we
would like to thank the members of The Riverside Live Steamers for their
arrival we were served a wonderful breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausage, hash
browns and pancakes that were as light as a feather, along with some nice cold
orange juice. Breakfast really hit the spot and got us off to a great start for
After breakfast we started
to get the Judge ready for steaming and before long we were ready to go. We had
fun for several hours before coming back to the barn where Linda prepared a nice
picnic lunch for us hungry engineers. After lunch we went back out and had more
fun playing trains. We broke for dinner and upon our return did a little night
running which is a great experience. We finally said good bye to our new friends
and arrived home sometime around 5 AM on Sunday. What A Trip!
thanks to all at The Riverside
Live Steamers that made the event such a success and in the warm welcome you
gave all of us from the SCLS. You all have a wonderful facility out there and we
look forward to our next visit.
Flash slide show below for a view of some of the other engines and facilities
out at Riverside. Turn your speakers up and enjoy the music too.
Click Below to Play Video
Patient, May take a few seconds to start.
Right Click and select Fullscreen
for a better view.