Live Steam in Orange County?

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by GoVerti » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Hey all,
I was towing banners along the Santa Ana River one day when I noticed a live
steam layout a few miles from John Wayne Airport....anyone out there know
anything about this? Thanks!

-John

 
 
 

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by Peter Wisniewsk » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00


John,

having a fun job like yours, why would you want to play with trains ??
;-)   ;-)

Peteski :)

Quote:

> Hey all,
> I was towing banners along the Santa Ana River one day when I noticed a live
> steam layout a few miles from John Wayne Airport....anyone out there know
> anything about this? Thanks!

> -John


 
 
 

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by Rick Jone » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> I was towing banners along the Santa Ana River one day when I noticed a live
> steam layout a few miles from John Wayne Airport....anyone out there know
> anything about this? Thanks!

   What you saw was probably the Orange Country Model Engineers. I don't recall
the name of the park, but it's south of Adams on, IIRC, Placentia. It has a golf
course to the east and a high school across the street to the south. The river
is to the west. That should help you find the exact spot on a map of Costa Mesa.

   Mostly they seem to run diesels, but the occasional steam can also be seen. I
don't remember which weekends they offer rides.
   For a group which ONLY allows live steam and bans any diesels, look at the
Riverside Live Steamers. I can't remember the name of the cross streets where
their park is located, unfortunately, even though I know how to get there.
They're in the city of Riverside, naturally.

Idaho - It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.

 
 
 

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by Don Mitche » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>   For a group which ONLY allows live steam and bans any diesels, look at the
>Riverside Live Steamers. I can't remember the name of the cross streets where
>their park is located, unfortunately, even though I know how to get there.
>They're in the city of Riverside, naturally.

See the article about this club in the 8/90 issue of RMC.

Don

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Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by DAYLIGHT » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Riverside Live Steamers. I can't remember the name of the cross streets

Take the 91 freeway to the Columbia offramp and go east about two blocks, you
can't miss them.

Bob

 
 
 

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by john.grase » Sat, 31 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Try this link

http://www.livesteamclubs.com/
click on OCME to get some info about Orange County Model Engineers.

Quote:

>Hey all,
>I was towing banners along the Santa Ana River one day when I noticed a
live
>steam layout a few miles from John Wayne Airport....anyone out there know
>anything about this? Thanks!

>-John

 
 
 

Live Steam in Orange County?

Post by Chuck Ca » Sun, 01 Nov 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
> >Riverside Live Steamers. I can't remember the name of the cross streets

> Take the 91 freeway to the Columbia offramp and go east about two blocks, you
> can't miss them.

> Bob

Hmm,
If you are willing to leave the county (Go to Riverside) then at least
consider going up the 5 to the 101, turning west (if you live that long)
and exit at the first exit.  Those live steamers have stopped traffic on
the 101 for eons.  Or am I talking ancient history?  I crossed the
mountains in 1992.
--
Chuck Card in sunny Arizona
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