Tribute to Jerry Reshew
the leadership of Jerry Reshew in developing the Diamondhead experience,
the Gauge 1 small-scale live steam hobby would not be experiencing its
current success and growth. Jerry's
attention to detail, thoughtful planning and gracious hospitality is
largely responsible for this wonderful reunion of enthusiasts and
across the years and around the world, Diamondhead is known as the
pilgrimage point for veterans and novices whose passion is miniature
live steam trains. I
find it wonderful that amidst the post holiday blues and the cold of
midwinter, we have an annual gathering that is literally a warm spot of
fun and fellowship, inspiration and encouragement.
our fuel of choice is alcohol, butane or coal, there is an ecumenical
spirit of acceptance. Friendships
are established that span geography, culture and even language. At
Diamondhead, we have an opportunity to put names with faces, see the
latest locomotives, secure supplies and to simply enjoy being in each
to you, Jerry, for not only initiating, but also for sustaining this annual
celebration of all things steam.
The 10th Annual Small-Scale Steam Up was the
greatest and grandest ever. Diamondhead
continues as the crown jewel of our hobby.