ASNE Tidewater membership and friends were invited to the South Eastern Virginia Live Steamers (SEVALS) event at the home of Retired Vice Admiral Dave Architzel in Suffolk, Virginia on Saturday, October 19.
There were several ride-on locomotives, and over a mile of train track around the property. The SEVALS group invited ASNE to get a good feel for steam engineering by providing an opportunity to learn about steam propulsion, and a chance to ride the railroad! They highlighted a gas motor powered Engine, two electric battery powered engines, two-foot powered carts, and two hand powered carts to ride around the scenic property.
Additionally, there was a decorated sixteen by twenty-foot O Gauge train layout to enjoy for those who preferred to “run the railroad” instead of “ride the railroad.”
It was an enjoyable autumn day and we appreciate all those who came out to participate!