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Steamup at Dan Liebowitz'
Woodside, California
December 23, 2006
Dan Liebowitz hosted a steamup two days before Christmas.  Tom King and Paul Gamlin have been helping Dan organize steamups pretty regularly.  The weather was perfect and the plumes were massive.  As usual, the meal was excellent and everyone seemed to really have a great day.
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Once again we find ourselves at a great place to run trains.
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This is Steve Shyvers' train.  The cars are scrtachbuilt and the loco is based on a Roundhouse Billy 0-4-0 chassis.
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This is Tom King's one-of-a-kind Garrat locomotive that was kitbashed from two Accucraft Rubys by Dave Hottman.
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Do you like bridges?  I do.  Dan's railroad has plenty of them.
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Steve's Roundhouse bash performs exceptionally well.
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Robert Youngjohns' Aster Pannier 0-6-0 tank loco with a rake of coaching stock.
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Steve is not only an engine builder, but an engine driver as well.
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Looks like Steve is having fun.  I think everyone did.  This was a very relaxed event.
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Adjusting the throttle while pulling into the yard.
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Steve's neatly laid out cab looks great in the December sun.
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Isthmus railways #1, aka "Mike's backwoods loco", seen on the turntable.
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Cliff Luscher (Accucraft's outstanding customer service rep) with a C-21 on the newer of the two steel bridges.
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Here's the Accucraft C-21 returning from the upper loop on the earlier steel bridge.
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This particular engine has an incredibly forceful exhaust blast.
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Robert Youngjohns and Tom King discuss blastpipe issues.
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It's easy to get lost in the scenery on Dan's railroad.  This portion was built by Jack Verducci several years ago.
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Tom does an excellent job of keeping the trackwork in flawless running condition.
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Cliff is wondering if we should do a little tree trimming.
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One last look at Steve's Roundhouse based 0-4-0.
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I wish I could climb aboard and take a ride through the woods.

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