7.5" Gauge Live Steam Locomotive

Just a few clips of MiniAcresRR #5, a wood burning 2.5" scale 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive in Apex, NC at a private train track.

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Swanton Pacific Railroad Live Steam 19" gauge
Swanton Pacific Railroad owned by Cal Poly University, featuring Pacifics built by Louis MacDermot for the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, CA. Now residing in Swanton, CA on the former ranch of Al Smith, proprietor of Orchard Supply Hardware.

Pt. 3 - 12 inch gauge live steam, Home-built Shay locomotive
PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION.... This video was shot in 1999 on a live steam railroad in Ann Arbor, MI. The line was built as a narrow gauge line. The track was 12 inch gauge and the equipment was built to 1/3 scale. There was about a mile of track through a valley next to the house. There was also a line being built around the house, that was never finished because the owner passed away. The rail line through and around the valley was torn out after the land was sold to a developer. The line around the house was being built to replace that. The locomotives included two Shay locomotives that, except for the boilers were home built. The other two engines were 4-4-0's that were bought second hand. Those engines will be seen in a future video. The shays had steam brakes just like the real ones did / do. There was also provision to add air brakes, but that never happened.

My SR&RL #24
My 7.5" gage 3.75" scale Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 2-6-2 "Prairie" type live steam locomotive #24! The loco alone weighs 2,016lbs (dead weight), not including the 200lbs tender (dead weight)!

Grand Scale Steam! - Three Miniature Railways
Live steam comes in many sizes, from the very small to the very large. Grand Scale railways, generally classified as operating with 12-24" gauge track, are popular with zoos, amusement parks and private operators throughout the world. Locomotives and rolling stock are usually large enough to ride inside, rather than straddling on top with smaller scales. Our DVD program takes you to three fine North American examples of Grand Scale! Whiskey River Railway - located in Marshall, Wisconsin, at Little Amerricka amusement park. The park and 16" gauge railroad were founded in 1991 by the late Lee W. Merrick. After departing the station, trains quickly leave the park rides behind as they pass through a long tunnel and enter a rural landscape that includes domestic farm animals plus zebras and other exotic creatures. Also on site is the Merrick Light Railway Equipment Works, which builds and restores locomotives and rolling stock. Four steam locomotives operate in our program, including 4-6-2 Pacific #1919, which was built here. Redwood Valley Railway - this 15" gauge Grand Scale railroad is perched high above San Francisco Bay near Berkeley, California. It was founded in 1952 by Western Pacific mechanical engineer, Erich Thomsen. All four of the railroad's oil-fired steam locomotives were built in the Redwood Valley shops. We see two locomotives in steam plus dramatic scenes of fog drifting along the route through stands of towering redwoods Milwaukee County Zoo Train - two steam locomotives built by Sandley Light Railway Equipment operate on this 15" Grand Scale line built in 1958. The line is a continuous loop which takes passengers around the beautiful grounds. The Zoo operated an extra-long train behind fast-moving 4-6-2 #1924 in honor of our visit. We also catch a little action with diesel #1958 in Milwaukee Road colors. Buy the DVD now! "Grand Scale Steam - Three Miniature Railways" is available from Yard Goat Images - https://yardgoatimages.com/product-browser/Grand-Scale-Steam-Three-Miniatur e-Railways-p27711621 Thanks for watching! Steve Mitchell, https://yardgoatimages.com Subscribe to TheYardGoat Channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/TheYardGoat?feature=mhee Check out another Grand Scale video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONvNxthkALc