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Photo Gallery 48 - Page 1

Photos by Melinda and John Tribe

INTERNATIONAL SMALL SCALE STEAMUP -  DIAMONDHEAD, MS  2012

WRAP UP REPORT BY JERRY RESHEW 

Its finally over , and it was a smash  from what Iíve heard through the numerous emails and calls since we went back to our normal lives. The hotel was abuzz with all sorts of steam activity through the week, from trains to boats, from stationary engines to steam tractors and trucks, and a good time was had by all.

At our opening meeting we did pay a respectful silence to those of our community who passed away in the last year. They will be missed : 

Susan Wolcott  

Helen Bigelow 

Major General Robert Houghton, Royal Marines Ret. 

Glen Ward 

Marvin Nite 

Bill Colleran 

Our new main track was up and running three hours after Richard Jacobs and the Bayou Live Steamers unloaded it from the trailer. It is a fine addition to the Steamup and all who tried it commented on the silky smooth transitions at the curves. The extra effort by the guys who ran rags around the tracks to keep the rails clean is appreciated. 

As soon as we get to leave the questions arise : How many people showed up? Where are they from? Iíll attempt to give you the latest : Total number here :  163,  Where from?

 

FLORIDA  21

TEXAS  13

GEORGIA  11

CALIFORNIA  8

LOUISIANA  6

MICHIGAN  5

MISSOURI  5

S. CAROLINA  5

ILLINOIS  4

MISSISSIPPI  4

VIRGINIA  4

COLORADO  4

MARYLAND  4

ARKANSAS  4

PENNSYLVANIA  4

ALABAMA  3

INDIANA  3

WASHINGTON  3

VERMONT  2

NEW JERSEY  2

NEBRASKA 1

 

NEW YORK  1

N. CAROLINA  1

OHIO 1

KENTUCKY  1

NEVADA  1

IOWA  1

OREGON  1

ARIZONA  1

KANSAS  1

UTAH  1

 

OUR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

CANADA  11

ENGLAND  5

WEST INDIES  1

One of the highlights was the awarding of the Directors Trophy to the person who, after all of the years working in the trenches of the Diamondhead staff demonstrated her  dedication to helping anyone and everyone - Valerie Nichols. We could not have pulled it off without her. 

The Clack Valves and Cornets Steam Band concert was fun , and we were fortunate this year to have the founder of the band , Scott McDonald with us. The vacant restaurant was an excellent venue and the food was just right. Weíll do it again next year and possibly the restaurant will again be available to us. 

Bob Pope took over the Drawbar Pull from Bruce Gathman, who in turn ran our Flea Market after Carol Homuth retired . The Regner Bash trophy was awarded by Dave Orwig.

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