May 25, 2002

HALS enjoys hosting a meet for the Southwestern Live Steamers once a year. Below are photos from the 2002 get-together."
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As always, a real treat is Steve Campa's Circus Train with it's finely detailed cars containing cages, animals and caliope.
New Sweetwater Station built by Gil Freitag and Phillip Bell's 1" cars. Mockingbird on station roof is not to scale and was just joining in on the festivities.
Bruce and Ruth Roosa, recipients of SWLS "C.T. Sumrall Iron Horse Award" admire a quilt made by SWLS members in 1990. Won by Myra Blossom, it remains in the club today with the Enders Family, Helen Enders center.
Gary McCoy takes his handmade truck for a walk to break it in.
Rick Pike, Vance Nickerson and Fred Rorex inspect Fred's newly rebuilt Atlantic, originally owned and built by Jack Owens.
Oil Can Harry, er uh Jack Lucks and his Mogul No. 573.
Gail Phillips comes off the turntable on his Dash 8.
Phillip Bell's 1" Mogul and HALS' 1-1/2" 2-4-0.
The station and passenger yards shot from the Jim Jackson Tower at Fort Zube.
Jason Lockhardt was dispatcher one afternoon.
Bill Laird's beautiful new engine and fine 2-1/2" scale cars.
A shot toward the station from the transfer table with Carroll Enders' DD40X in the foreground.
David Hannah pulling through the Sumrall Station on Gail Phillips' Dash 8.
Nick Edwards and Garrett Bean admire a Gauge One Steam Locomotive before dinner.
The barbecue meal was catered by Ronny Brothers, a brother of member Gary Brothers.
The line forms to the rear.
Gary Brothers, center, sister-in-law and brother, Ronny Brothers, fill their bowls with banana pudding.
Running in the evenings under the stars brought a special treat of a big full orange moon.