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PCLS Steamup At Jim McDavid's
Fremont, California
February 25, 2006
This was the last official PCLS steamup at Jim McDavid's track. The weather cooperated and there was an excellent turnout.  Jim and his wife will soon be moving to their Walnut ranch in the foothills. Steamups at Jim's have always been relaxed and a great place to just hang-out and absorb all things steam.  Jim and Irene's hospitality will be missed.
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Fueling a Regner "Willi" locomotive.
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Conductor's view of a Regner locomotive being fired.
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This beautifully crafted steam donkey was built by Henner Meinhold, David Wegmuller, and Eric Maschwitz.
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Jim McDavid (our host) and his kit-built Large Boilered Ivatt Atlantic.
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Richard Murray mesmerized by an Accucraft 3 cylinder shay.
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Jim provided no fewer than five types of coal!
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Jim's custom built Duchess looks good from any distance.
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I believe this is an Accucraft loco.
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A Regner "Willi" up close.  This is a great runner.
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The original BAGRS Basic Project is now over 10 years old!
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This is a BAGRS Basic built and operated by a seven year old (with a little help from his dad).
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Jim's coal fired Atlantic is a beauty.
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The Isthmus Railways backwoods loco (built by the author) with oversize boxcar.
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Jim opens the throttle on the mainline.
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I believe that's Rob Lenicheck's locomotive behind all the smoke and steam.
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Bob Trabucco and Tony Dixon discuss Tony's coal fired Duchess.
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Jim's Atlantic flies by on it's maiden voyage.
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Jim's Duchess of Sutherland is coal fired and a truly beautiful locomotive.
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Dwight Ennis ran his Catatonk Heisler.  Nice engine!
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This is just some of the crowd that showed up!

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