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by dwilloughby
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS fall meet
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Steam Only

Great shakes of the Riverside Live Steamers, steam only since 1972..
by dwilloughby
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: CAN THE LIVE STEAM CLUBS AFFORD IT?
Replies: 15
Views: 3808

The Smaller Gauges

Back in 1969 when I joined the Riverside Live Steamers, 4 /34" gauge, 1" scale was the preimier gauge. We had a better turn out every run day with the smaller gauge than the 7 1/2" gauge. At that time Jack Sessums, Andy Carlson, Henry Pfaff, and others would polish the 1" scale tracks on a monthly b...
by dwilloughby
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Automatic train control?
Replies: 22
Views: 4520

Update on Metrolink Crash

NTSB interviewed the brakeman and conductor today. Engineer is still unable to be interviewed due to injuuries. More to come in the following days.
by dwilloughby
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Automatic train control?
Replies: 22
Views: 4520

Update on Metrolink Crash

NTSB has released the following as heard on KFI 640 in LA this afternoon Brakes were in Emergency for the UP Freight Train. No braking indicated on the Metrolink Train. As reported by KFI also, the engineer of the Metrolink train was involved in a suicide by train of a 76 year old man on September 2...
by dwilloughby
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OT Engineer Bill Stulla
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

OT Engineer Bill Stulla

For many of us baby boomers that live in Southern California Engineer Bill was probably one of our TV icons during the mid 50's to early 60's. He featured an American Flyer layout for many years and towards the end of his TV run there was a Marklin HO railroad. Red Light, Green Light got many of us ...
by dwilloughby
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Little Engines Catalog #100.....who ARE/WERE those people?
Replies: 21
Views: 7567

Where are they now.

Dick Naman (sp) is running the 1 1/2" scale American and 1" scale 4-4-2. Dick died, I beleive in 1967. Mark Piper is the engineer on the 1" scale Camelback. Not sure of his passing date.
by dwilloughby
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union Pacific Passenger Cars
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Union Pacific Passenger Cars

Help. Anyone out there have a good color photo of a UP Passenger Car in two tone gray?

Thanks
by dwilloughby
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fuel quantity
Replies: 15
Views: 3767

Northern Fuel Requirements

Having owned an operated a LE old Northern for the past 11 years, fuel consumption is based upon how large a load you are pulling. At my home track in Riverside, CA, I burn on an average of 1 to 1.5 gallons per hour of diesel. The RLS track is fairly flat and loads are within reason. However, when I...