Saturday at Diamondhead 2003

January 18th from 10:00 am to ~5:00 am the following morning.

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Jim Overland looks content as he readies a loco for a run.  As you can see, he's not the only one generating coal smoke these days.

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With a firebox full of glowing coal and safety valves lifting, Larry Bangham's David Bailey-built K-27 wants to go.

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Larry appears to be having fun - we all did!

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Roundhouse locos were as prevalent as ever.

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Another look at a good looking train.

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Mallard taking on water at speed!  (Not really, but it sure looked good at speed.)

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Lynn and Dawn were having a great morning.  Of course it's hard to do anything else when you're at a large steamup.

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Proper form!

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Pete Comely seems happy wandering about in the smoke!

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Jim Hadden's Rotary plow is a beauty!  (Hey Jim, better check the wheel bearings - that's a lot of motive power being used there!)

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Light - steam - action!

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Soni Honneger's scratchbuilt K-27 looks good behind Jim's rotary plow.

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They don't come much prettier than this.

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The infamous Quintet sounded great.

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Future steamers.

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3:00 am bull session...

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I am looking forward to seeing Marc Horovitz's double boilered steam monorail in operation.  (Yes - MONORAIL!)

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According to the locals, this is some sort of outhouse on wheels, rumored to be made of popsicle sticks.  For the real story go here and here.

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This little guy is a regular at steamups in the Pacific Northwest.

All content copyright 2003 by Michael Martin.