2009 National Summer Steam Up was the 13th year for this event and had 135
steamers attend. This was the largest attendance in the nine years that
Steam Events LLC has been putting on the steam up. Attendees came from
Canada and 13 states. In addition to the steamers an additional 100 plus
people came as guests. These are spouses, children and anyone interested
in seeing what the steam up is like.
year the Steam Events team provides 3 large tracks with 7 loops. Two loops
were dual gauge 45 and 32 mm and 5 were 45 mm. In addition, there was
another smaller track with 2 additional 45 mm loops. Therefore, everyone
had enough track time.
Continuing National Summer Steam Up traditions were the annual shay up
which is a lot of laughs. Saturday night featured a BBQ out on the patio.
The weather was perfect and everyone stayed to talk and enjoy the
fellowship after dinner. We followed the BBQ with our door prize drawing.
was the National Summer Steam Up’s 8th year at the Lions Gate Hotel. The
venue fits everyone’s needs with a large, well lit, air conditioned room
in which to run the trains. In the same building we have the dealer room
and a room for the seminars. The building is free standing and not
directly connected to the hotel so we do not bother anyone and no one
14th National Summer Steam Up will be held from Wed. July 14, starting at
6 pm until Sunday July 18 at noon at the Lions Gate Hotel. We hope you
will make plans to attend. For additional information visit our website -
Sonny Wizelman, Steam Events, LLC.
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