Story Elements


The spine and main story thread of our documentary will focus on the efforts of Victor Shattock, English born train enthusiast and founder of the Golden Gate Live Steamers, and his successors in keeping steam locomotion alive in the modern era.  As Victor Shattock unfortunately passed away in 1974, our story of the passionate model train builder will be painted through interviews of the members of the modern Golden Gate Live Steamers intercut with a narrative overview of Victor Shattock’s life.

The main conflict of our story is Victor Shattock and his successors’ efforts in keeping interest interest in steam engines alive.  In fact the Golden Gate Live Steamers today are in trouble due to as not many new members joining as they used to.