Royal Wedding Garden Party - Spring 2011
On Saturday, April 30, 2011 there was Gauge 1
"live steam" Royal Wedding Garden Party hosted by G1MRA members in South
Carolina (Steve Baker and Jim Pitts) exclusively for commoners in the
colonies who were unable to attending the
wedding festivities in London.
This was a celebration of both the
Royal Wedding and the arrival of Spring in the South. Over a hundred
invited guests gathered in the garden to boil water for tea and to run
Gauge 1 Steam Trains
railway livery of the day gave preference to UK locomotive and passenger
inclusive in spirit, US and other live steam locomotives were welcomed.
Our thanks to the live steamers from the southern states of Georgia, North
and South Carolina who entertained and informed a most appreciate audience
about the joys of steaming in the garden. Cookies and crumpets,
quiche and scones, hot tea and lemonade; all added to an atmosphere of
convivial conversation and celebration.