Rough Cut Feedback

  • Story comes across as more about the present club members than of V. Shattock himself.
  • Audio and dialogue needs adjusting.  The train noises in the background sometimes override the the interview dialogue.
  • Concept is now more about a small, bustling club trying to survive.  Anything that doesn’t support this new concept should go.
  • Perhaps getting interviews with younger/junior members of the club.
  • “Life of Victor Shattock” portion (currently our intro) should be moved to a spot where it can support our new core concept.
  • Recommended we find archival footage of kids enthusiastic about trains from the 50s and 60s.

Final Message

Although Victor Shattock created the Golden Gate Live Steamers this club would not exist without the dedication of each and every member of the club.

We will deliver this message by using images and footage of past and present members of the club operating and repairing their locomotives.

Voice Over

Located in Tilden Park in the Berkeley Hills, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a group of individuals who have a love for the railroad and the people who were essential in its creation. The amount of history in this non-profit organization is monumental and the way in which I am retrieving it is through my participation in the club as well as interviewing club members. Victor Shattock was a railroader from the time he was born until the time he died in 1974. The creation of this organization was that of many years of work and moving around until Victor finally found the right place to put his layout in 1934.

In conclusion this incredible individual embraced his railroading lifestyle and created one of the oldest live steam clubs in the nation. It is because of him that steam lives on in the lives of children and adults everywhere especially in the bay area. The Golden Gate Live Steamers has a great wealth of history, and because of this I would like to tell their story.



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Shattuck Barn

The Shattuck Barn was built to honor Victor Shattuck the creator of the club that we now know as the Golden Gate Live Steamers.

David’s Pacific Restoration Project

The endless labor of love to restore this southern pacific steam locomotive back to its prior glory.