This is a short pitch for a documentary detailing how the life of Victor Shattuck has been continued through the lives of members of the Golden Gate Live Steamers.
Matt takes the Pacific out for a test run after about three years of restoration work by David Waterman and John Lisherniss.
Victor Shattock was a railroader his entire life. He continued this love for railroading with his creation of the Golden Gate Live Steamers. This club which started out in his Oakland home basement soon became know as one the oldest live steam club in the United States. Once some time had passed and Victor had found some land in Redwood Park, they began construction on the 2 1/2″ gauge railway that still exist at Tilden park today. For more information please visit ibls.org.
Once the railroad left Redwood Park for Tilden the once busy location turned into what seems to be a ghost town. The tracks were cleared out and the buildings abandoned. The railroad had left but its remains still in tack. For more information visit ibls.org.