Mid-South Live Steamers Spring Meet
May 4th - 6th, 2006

These captions aren't the best. If you know anything about
these photos, please email me at gardei @ yahoo.com.
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Time to unload and get out on the road
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Dropping the fire on a gloomy day. (Thursday)
A Hudson owned by Gene Lurwig (white hat) of North Georgia LS.
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Here's Gene, steaming up again the next day (Friday)
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Tim Mikko's (from near St. Louis) "Route of the Corncob" is said
to have originally burned corncob pieces from a corncob pipe
factory where the locomotive's builder (not Tim) worked.
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Tim Mikko's Nickel Plate
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Here's Santa Fe FP45 #108 (SDFP45 to ATSF folks) built and operated
by Jimmy Cunningham of Nashville, using a Kubota 4 cylinder engine.
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And here's "The Crane"
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Dwight Blackburn's "Columbus and Greenville" switchers.
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"Old Blue"
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Dr. Bill McBroom's famous "Hopper Train"
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Taking Mom for a ride around the loop
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There were 3 "grasshopper" beam locomotives at the meet
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Jason Wheeler's "Tennessee Southern".
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Mid-South club President Dave Smith's UP train. I was
the "conductor" on this train Thursday and Friday afternoon.
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Jay McAfee's home-build GP20 (I think) using Tom Bee "F7" trucks.
(Shadow of engineer's cap was probably the photgrapher - me.)
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Jesse Livingston's incredible "Faulk"
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Jesse Livingston's incredible "Bernay's"
built from plans Bill Bowser extracted from a photo
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This isn't fair. Put a perfectly good steamer
in a cage too small to get a good photo.
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A nice little 0-4-0. Wish I could get better photos.
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This one belonged to a fertilizer company.
Some video clips (sorry, no audio)... dscf0015.avi dscf0017.avi dscf0018.avi dscf0023.avi Visit the Mid-South Live Steamers Website - Many thanks to the Mid South group for inviting us down to see the track, ride, help out whenever possible, and meet everyone. It was great! Thanks, Jesse Livingston, for your help with some of the text.