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Hopper Car Build
Hopper Car

Discover Live Steam would like to thank Ray Grosser for this great article. The kit for this magnificent 1934 AAR offset side hopper car designated as HM is being offered by Kevin Sprayberry Models, of Canton GA Kevin is still working on a web site. These cars were owned by a number of railroads. … Continue reading “Hopper Car Build”

Birth of a Railroad
Greg Gardner's Little Tweetsie #12

Building a new Railroad Little Tweetsie has made her way up and down the east coast since being build by John Barden many years ago, but she has never had her own railroad to call home. That’s changing and I hope the readers of Discover Live Steam will join me for semi-regular updates from the … Continue reading “Birth of a Railroad”

Mid-South Live Steamers
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Mid-South Live Steamers Bryan Turner shared some information about Mid-South Live Steamers. The Mid-South Live Steamers operates a 7 1/2″ gauge railroad in Maury County Park in Columbia, TN. The railroad has almost three miles of tracks on a railroad that includes a passenger station for public trips and extensive service areas with numerous steaming … Continue reading “Mid-South Live Steamers”

Powers Mill This Weekend
Richie the Railroad Conductor/Engineer

Powers Mill to Host Steam Day Powers Mill Primitive and David & Peggy Powers are hosting a steam day and rail meet at their home and store at 4710 Sinking Creek Hwy, Dungannon, Virginia 24245. David and Peggy Powers will host a variety of steam, gas and electric trains for Steam Day on May 28th. Little … Continue reading “Powers Mill This Weekend”

Soo Line Meet – April 16th
Soo Line

Soo Line Nostalgia Trip – RSVP by April 13th 1145 Linn Road – Eubank KY 42567 606-379-6590 Our first Soo Line combined effort outdoor railroad meet is planned for Saturday 16 April 2016 starting at 10:00, WEATHER PERMITTING. Mike Citak will be running and showing his brand new Louisville and Nashville F7-A locomotive. He has a … Continue reading “Soo Line Meet – April 16th”