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Royal Wedding Garden Party - Spring 2011


On Saturday, April 30, 2011 there was Gauge 1 "live steam" Royal Wedding Garden Party hosted by G1MRA members in South Carolina (Steve Baker and Jim Pitts) exclusively for commoners in the colonies who were unable to attending the wedding festivities in London.


This was a celebration of both the Royal Wedding and the arrival of Spring in the South.  Over a hundred invited guests gathered in the garden to boil water for tea and to run Gauge 1 Steam Trains


The railway livery of the day gave preference to UK locomotive and passenger carriages, yet being inclusive in spirit, US and other live steam locomotives were welcomed.   Our thanks to the live steamers from the southern states of Georgia, North and South Carolina who entertained and informed a most appreciate audience about the joys of steaming in the garden.  Cookies and crumpets, quiche and scones, hot tea and lemonade; all added to an atmosphere of convivial conversation and celebration.




Royal Wedding Celebration Commemorative Railway Display

by Bruce Gathman

An Aster Castle Locomotive with Great Western Railway

coaches crafted by David Leech


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"Ladies in Waiting and a Gentleman in Training"


A UK Mamod Goods Train delivered cream and sugar

The legendary "Titfield Thunderbolt" arrived almost on time!

A collection of Royal Wedding Steamup photos by Bruce Gathman






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