Train Mountain Triennial Meet
Chiloquin, Oregon USA
Train Mountain has not grown much in the last three years but it sure has grown up. Lots more scale infrastructure, buildings, sidings, water towers, remote switch stands, landscaping etc.
There were approx. 300 loco's registered. I'm not clear on exactly how many actually showed up. I do know that 92 steam powered loco's actually received a boiler certificate to run.
There were more coal fired loco's than ever before, as you will see in some of the images. More International visitors from more countries and more families than ever before too.
It was great to see Larry Anderson back with his Erie "Triplex". I asked Larry what he had done to solve his steaming problems of three years ago. "Not much" he said "I just learned how to drive it".
He is now building a Northern Pacific Z5 Mallet which he states will steam before the end of 2006
This early American belongs to 15 year old Timmy Durr of Vancouver, Washington.....he traded his dirt bike for it as a ten year old!
You have to admire a man with the fortitude to build a Triplex.
Lindsay McDonnell's Britannia looking very prototypical with its now faded paint. Loco was built in 1964 about the time the prototypes were being scrapped. Two survive
One of my favorite images of the meet
Lee Brooks (L) and Kevin McKinley helped everyone unload.
Mike Polinsky from Holbrook, Arizona with Brian Ratliff's Heisler and a precious bottle of water!
Peter Moseley sorting out a derailment
This loco, as the lettering suggests came over from Sydney, Australia
It is owned by Peter Law and powered by a three cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine
Brian Ratliff checking out a switch
Ron Schmidt's D&RGW K27 "Mudhen" #464
Ken Burns on his RGS #41
Lloyd Dannenberg and his son Paul from Brisbane, Australia
George Potter tending his wood fired American
Carl Vanderspek's D&RGW "Electric"
Cal Tinkham performing a boiler exam
L to R Mark, Jerry and Rich
Colin Edwards (r) and Dave Latham from Wales
Now this is a weed eater
Nelson Lanchester's box cab
Christy and Matt Hall on their new loco
George Potter rolling into the main yard tunnel. the boxes contain his fuel...wood.
Seth Corwen from Wrightstown, New Jersey
Mark Flitton's Royal Hudson
Marie Weaver on her new three wheel "Galloping Goose"
Offset Boiler and offset headlight
Many hands of all ages helping to unload
3" scale Aveling and Porter Steam Traction Engine
Brian Ratliff going for a spin
Ken Klakowich from Vancouver, Canada
A good PR shot for the CSX? not so good for the loco builder...
Bruce Ward on his" Invicta". They have traveled together to over 60 different tracks.
Cynthia, Jonathan and Darren McNeely from Garland, Texas make their way from South Meadow RV campground past the hundreds and trucks and trailers up the hill to Central Station.
Brian Ratliff again
"Mr. Fix it", Canadian Al Whitcombe
There are two types of tender loco with motion under the tender, this is one of them.....
Chuck Hackett and Patrick Durand
Paul Hunter's Big Boy built by Floyd Epperson
Goran and Ake from Sweden
"Dad.... you broke it!" "Nah son, Me and your Grandma just broke it in"
Peter Nott's spectacular Berkshire
The same loco before painting
The Ratliff Heisler with plow fitted.....just in case
Many hands re-rail Cliff Plumpton's Pacific while the Austrian's supervise
Janet Heath driving Goran Rosen's "Britannia"
On the right, Mr. Art Crisp
Jeff Tolan and friend
Mr. "Yardmaster" Joel Slagg from Idaho
L to R Nelson, Barbara, Doug, Shirley, Marie, Dick and Dennis
Trevor and Trevor drive "Trevor"
Scott Johnson and Family
Jeff and Kevin Tolan from California
Brian Ratliff driving Ron Schmidt's K27 # 464
Peter Nott with a good load
Conrad Whitney on his Hunslet with George Hoke riding shotgun
Timmy Lewis from San Diego, California
Seminars in the Hall of Flags
Rub a dub-dub three in a tub
Ten year old Dakota Durr from Vancouver, Washington
"A kip in the shade"
And this is a leaf -pine needle brush-blower!
Quentin Breen's SP "Trainmaster"
Randall and Bethany Priest
Last minute polish ready for the grand parade
Will and Mrs. Landon, Panoramic photographers
Some of the many International visitors
Retiring Train Mountain Secretary, Carol Lancelot
"Out in Front"
Quentin and Sharon Breen lead the parade away
Someone called out "how come you get to go first?"
"5 million dollars" was the answer...
Carl Vanderspek's Fulton County #1 making it's first appearance on the west coast
There are a few less bugs in Klamath county
A family meet for sure
Should we have a competition for best caption? I've already heard several.
If this was a motorcycle grand prix racing web site, this image would be right at home....live steam, a first for sure.
Janet Heath, Glenn Peterson, Eric Walters, Bruce Ward and Mike Wegerif
for additional images. Without which this page would be lacking.....