April 29, 2000
Work Day

On April 29, 2000, the Houston Area Live Steamers began to construct a trestle on the turntable lead necessitated by new drainage design. This trestle is being constructed by the Project S.T.E.A.M. students.
Gail Phillips and a Project S.T.E.A.M. student from Waller High School carefully level the cross members of the trestle. Note the new car barn under construction in the background.
Four of the Project S.T.E.A.M. students happily pose with tools in hand.
The front-end loader makes backfilling easier for Gail while Pia Arrate waters it in.
Almost ready for decking.
The following weekend finds two Project S.T.E.A.M. Students and member Michael Taylor continuing the work on the "Waller Trestle."
Then comes time for all hands to pitch in for the decking which proceeds quickly thanks to the Students.
Another lead requires a small span across a new drainage ditch. Shown in the back is Brent Courtney, David Hannah, Art Magill and in front installing the uprights is one of the Waller High School students.

May 6, 2000
Work Day

The Backshop

The first part of May brought the completion of the new Backshop. The Backshop will house the antique machine shop equipment that HALS has acquired and intends to restore and display. Well, that meant that the heavy equipment needed to be placed under the roof and that was no small feat. County employees assisted in getting these moved for which HALS is very thankful.