The 2010 National
Summer Steam Up was the 15th year for this event and had 134 steamers
attend. 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.
This 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.
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 warm and everyone stayed to talk and enjoy the fellowship after
dinner. We followed the BBQ with our door prize drawing.
2010 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 bothers us.
The 16th National
Summer Steam Up will be held from Wed. July 13, 2011, starting at 6 pm
until Sunday July 17 at noon at the Lions Gate Hotel. We hope you will
make plans to attend. For additional information visit our website -
Wizelman, Steam Events, LLC