Back in Working Order

After being out of service for nearly 3 years, the Pacific has been restored into working condition by David Waterman.
After being out of service for nearly 3 years, the Pacific has been restored into working condition by David Waterman.
David Waterman at the controls of the Pacific.
David Waterman at the controls of the Pacific.
David Waterman and the Pacific after its first test run to be sure that steam pressure could be maintained under high work loads.
David Waterman and the Pacific after its first test run to be sure that steam pressure could be maintained under high work loads.

Victor Shattock

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.

The endless labor of love that created the Golden gate Live Steamers at Redwood Park. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The endless labor of love that created the Golden gate Live Steamers at Redwood Park.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
Victor Shattock running his 2 1/2' gauge locomotive at Redwood Park. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
Victor Shattock running his 2 1/2′ gauge locomotive at Redwood Park.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.

The Abandoned

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.

Some more of the ripped out mainline track. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
Some more of the ripped out mainline track.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The mainline was tore out for shipping to Tilden Park. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The mainline was tore out for shipping to Tilden Park.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The Abandoned Station in Redwood park. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The Abandoned Station in Redwood park.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The abandoned station sits with the Redwood Canyon sign still hanging. Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.
The abandoned station sits with the Redwood Canyon sign still hanging.
Image Courtesy of International brotherhood of Live Steamers.