PVLS Anniversary Thank You!

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PVLS Anniversary Thank You!

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:33 pm

Just want to thank everyone at Pioneer Valley Live Steamers for the great time that was had this weekend..

Granted -> Saturday night was a bit iffy weather wise unless your home was up near the Arctic Circle -> but there is nothing that PVLS could do about that :D

Those of us who were guests have no idea how much work goes into something like this..

it was good to see so many 3/4" and 1" locos out and running.

Hope I am around for the 75th !
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Re: PVLS Anniversary Thank You!

Post by JBodenmann » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:04 pm

Hello My Friends
Wish I could have been there.
Jack

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Post by Mike Walsh » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:49 pm

Oh come now, you can't post this without sharing photos!

I hope in about 25 years, I am in a very good position to be able to attend many, if not all, highlight anniversaries - kids will be out of college (hopefully), I will have an engine done, or two.... And be able to take vacation!

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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:02 pm

Eh...now I am going to have to plug my phone into my computer so that I can resize photos to attach to this thread.

Tomorrow 😀 I will sort it out.

Highlight of the week was being in the position where I was able to put a very responsible 12 year old behind the throttle. He had never ridden on a high line before, but was able to explain and demonstrate proper operation of a steamer...so why not?

There has to be a first time for everyone

this gentleman is Colt Stewart - he brought 3 BvB locos with him...
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Post by Harold_V » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:48 am

Who's that old buzzard sitting behind the kid :?: :wink:

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Post by Bill Shields » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:09 am

Not me. I am behind the camera. Father is in white standing to left.

Need to look at full size pic to identify..

Thx 4 fixing orient
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Post by Pat Fahey » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:56 am

Hi Bill
I know that the group from Waushakum Live Steamers and a most enjoyable time, plus it was good to see some old friends and including yourself Bill. Pat WLS.

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Post by Harold_V » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:26 am

Bill Shields wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:09 am
Thx 4 fixing orient
For that you owe credit to RMAC, who does an excellent job as moderator.

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Post by LVRR2095 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:54 am

Bill,
It is good to see Nellie back on the rails!

Keith

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Post by Bill Shields » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:59 am

she has never been off since 1966 -> except when in need of a new boiler (which always takes longer than expected).

Bob B graciously loaned her to me for the weekend so that I would have something to run without lugging my camel up and back at 10 MPG in a 32 year old camper

change of coal from now-non-available-Welsh to anything-else is taking some getting used to.

have any suggestions?
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Re: PVLS Anniversary Thank You!

Post by Ironflyer » Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:30 pm

Glad you got to the tracks and had a good time.
Definitely some great visiting, riding, trains, plenty of food. Maybe we'll get some insulated ponchos vs Mother Nature next time.....nah. Good to see you Bill, Pat that was me talking to Jim at the workshop trainshed.
Maybe been ten years Jack?
You all keep making chips and steam and we'll see you soon.
All the Best,
Paul

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