Sam McKim, an artist who drew the first souvenir maps of Disneyland in 1954 and the preliminary sketches for many Disney theme park rides, has died at the age of 79. McKim was one of the first park designers who later became known as “Imagineers.” He died July 9 of heart failure at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, The Walt Disney Co. said. McKim joined Disney in Continue reading →
March 31, 2004 + Arn Granheim + (updated: 6/22/04)
ARN GRANHEIM discovered the live steam hobby late in life. After a long and distinguished career he retired as a LTC from the US Air Force. During his military career he saw combat in WWII as a glider pilot in Europe and continued service in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. After retirement he discovered model trains. Like so many others of us in the hobby, he was involved in the smaller scales, N and G in Arn’s case, for many years. In March of 2000 Arn attended his first live steam Continue reading →
May 22, 2003 + Henry L. Bloch + (updated: 6/10/03)
HENRY L. BLOCH, 56, of Ridgefield Park died Thursday, May 22. He had been a systems programmer for Fleet Bank. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 40, Ridgefield Park. He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Ridgefield Park, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the New Jersey Live Steam Train Club and Continue reading →
April 28, 2002 + Jack Newcombe + (updated: 4/29/02)
Jack Newcombe of Goolwa South Australia, Australia past away yesterday he was 84 he was an honorary member of Waushakum Live Steamers and Pioneer Valley Live steamers he started in the hobby later in life, he helped build the Morphett Vale 71/4 Gauge club and was president for a while.
He built Two South Australian Railways engines a 4-8-4. 4-6-2 also two Stanier Black Fives, Pensy E-3 and a couple of Diesels as well, he will be missed by all at Waushakum for his whit and humor.
Bob Newcombe (Jack’s son)
President of Waushakum Live Steamers
August 18, 2001 + Jack Miller, Jr. + (updated: 8/27/01)
It is with a very heavy heart that I must report the very unexpected passing of Jack Miller Jr. Jack was very involved with the Independant Live Steamers and had recently taken on the job of editor for their Newsletter. I hope others will be better able to fill you in with details, I am still unable to deal with his tragic loss. We had only recently gotten to know each other, but I feel Continue reading →
Charles Smith 83 yrs.old. passed away March 12th. He was a member for many years at Waushakum he was known to operate the switch at the end of the yard at meets.
He worked for the B&M for 40 years in various jobs .
Arhtur Butler, Waushakum Live Steamers
It is with a very heavy heart that I must pass on the following. This past Sunday, Feb. 4th, 2001 saw the passing of one of the Live Steam hobby’s pioneers. George Murray, at age 92 succumbed to illness that had plagued him most of his adult life. While many do not remember him these days, George was the publisher of the very first all Live Steam magazine in the USA. For two years, 1950 and 1951, George wrote published and edited, single-handedly, the magazine “The Live Continue reading →