Sweet Creek Makes it First Run on the TRHC Track!
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As mentioned earlier, the Sweet Creek miniature locomotive had made its first trial runs on the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers track in Hamilton. Once, we had sufficient track installed at Roundhouse Park, it was time to further test our locomotive on our new track at Roundhouse Park. In the picture at the above left, we see the locomotive starting up with the cylinder cocks open accounting for the steam shooting out from the front of the locomotive. When the cylinders are not yet up to temperature you can easily have water instead of steam in the cylinders which can damage them. With the cyliners cocks open, steam is used to force any such water out. In the middle picture, we see the locomotive's whistle being blown. In the final picture, we have a great shot of the Sweet Creek passign in fron of #6213 on the turntable.
Posting by Russ Milland; Pictures by Lance Gleich