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Photo Contest 2008
The Discover Live Steam Photo Contest

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2008 Photo Contest See All The Photos

February, 2015 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the written permission of Discover Live Steam. All photos are the property of the photographer and Prior arrangements must be made before any images can be used outside this web site.


Contest Sponsorship

This is a once a year opportunity. Sponsors can provide a "banner" ad for us to place or we will design a banner ad (with a link to your web site).  Banner placement in the contest  is based on the value of the prizes offered. 

If you are interested in sponsorship, email me .

Meet the Sponsors for the
2008 Photo Contest

Attention Suppliers: We need your support! Email me about sponsorship today.

Win one of 10 subscriptions to
Live Steam and OUTDOOR RAILROADING Magazine

One of the prizes for this year's contest will be the "Official" Photo Contest Tee Shirt.

This could be THE un-official tee shirt of the hobby!

Tee shirts provided by

Miracle Railroad Products

Diamond Car Works

Steel Rolling Stock for Grand Scale Railroads

Win Parts to build a large scale crossing signal

Parts include signal light housings with eyebrows, aluminum [RR-xing] crossbucks, a cast aluminum base to mount the pole.

From Reedyville Railroad Products

Win a Pewter Bell
The base is marble and will be labeled with your award details.

Win a pair of our Bronze solid couplers Ready to Run!

Win a set of box car ends from
Precision Steel Car

prize does not include ladder kit, brake housing kit, brake platform, grab irons

Little Engines
of New Jersey

Is offering a set of drawings for one of these great steam engines:
4-4-0, 2-6-0, 0-4-0, 0-6-0, 4-4-2, 4-6-2, 4-6-4,
Our newest:
New Northern 4-8-4


Back Yard Train
CAD Drawings (on CD)
vol. 1 AND vol. 2

Over 35 Hi Quality CAD Drawings of Cars, Track Side Equipment and Buildings on each disc.

Plum Cove Studios

Win a $50 Gift Certificate from

Plum Cove Studios

The Home Railway Journal
The only magazine devoted to those of us who have built or are interested in rideable home railways
Win a free subscription

Large-Scale Railroading Magazine

The focus of Large-Scale Railroading is to share, celebrate and discuss railroads in 7-1/2 to 24 inch gauge that exist in city parks, on private estates, at railroad clubs, hotels, malls and increasingly in larger back yards all over the country.


The Winners

Realistic Category 1st. Place

The next day

Photographer: Kevin Sach

Here is a shot of Peter Nott's Berkshire. The next day after the incident at the Bitter Creek and Western

Realistic Category 2nd. Place

Local Freight in Rural Montana

Photographer: Robbie Diehl

Allen 2-6-0 ATSF 189 on Herb Fisher's private Railroad in Montana.

Realistic Category 3rd. Place (tie)

Sunset over Soulanges

Photographer: Liz Leggett

Murray Bennell's 1" Mogul, originally built by the late Rex Smith, pauses on the main line at Montreal Live Steamer, fall 2008.

Realistic Category 3rd. Place (tie)

My Mistress

Photographer: Robert Clark

When we grow up, so should our toys !! Rio Grande Southern, C-16 , 2-1/2" scale. 24 volt electric drive

People Category 1st. Place

Tom Services 1073

Photographer: Joe Holbrook

Tom steam cleans 1073 at Apen, NC.


People Category 2nd. Place

Blowing For The Crossing

Photographer: Henry Marshall

With one hand on the throttle and the other on the whistle, 4 year old Brennan takes his mother, Amy, for a ride.

People Category 3rd Place

He's Not getting it back!!

photographer: Kevin Sach

My daughter running Craig Craddock's GS4 during the Spring Meet at Sacramento Valley Live Steamers.

Special Category 1st. Place

Rising out of the Steam

Photographer: Matt Phalon

Black Hills Central 2-6-6-2 Mallet Tank Engine

Special Category 2nd Place

Metamora Station

Photographer: Bill Hays

Michigan Central Railroad Metamora station in winter

Special Category 3rd. Place

Snow Bound

Photographer: Robbie Diehl

Allen 2-6-0 ATSF 189 and F&C plow 01 attack the snow in Williams Arizona.

Kids Category 1st. Place

First Time

Photographer: Kevin Sach

My Nephew Gregor running my American for the First time.

Kids Category 2nd Place

"At last !"

Photographer: Jimi Smith

Jay Monty (Joe Monty's son) finally gets a chance at the throttle. Jay has recently graduated from college with an engineering degree.

Kids Category 3rd. Place

Just Check'n It Out

Photographer: Don Guill

N&W Class  J #611 gets an inspection.



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