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.
7.5 Gauge Rail Action: ILS 49th Anniversary Meet
Sights and sounds from the Illinois Live Steamers 49th Anniversary Meet The rails were loaded with 1.5" scale rail traffic as trains traversed the ILS property. Enjoy! http://www.Facebook.com/TheSteamChannel https://www.google.com/+TheSteamChannel https://twitter.com/TheSteamChannel If you’d like to get into the Live Steam hobby visit our vendors below: Little Engines http://www.littleengines.com/ Live Steamer Parts, LLC http://livesteamerparts.com/ L&B Trains https://www.lbtrains.com/ Titan Trains http://titantrains.net/
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.
Firing up and running the Canadian National #6060 4-8-2 live steam locomotive
Featured on the cover of Live Steam Magazine Sept / Oct 2016 issue, Ernie Beskowiney put approximately 7 years and 35,000 hours into the design and construction of this flawless 7.5" gauge live steam locomotive. It is nearly entirely CNC'd out of stainless steel and is slightly larger than 1/8 scale. The operating pressure is 150 PSI and develops about 483lbs of tractive effort. It has pulled a train of 48 people without blinking. Here is Ernie firing up and running the locomotive at the Bitter Creek Western railroad. For more information, see the Sept / Oct 2016 issue of Live Steam Magazine, available from Village Press.