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The PLS Gazette is the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Live Steamers. It is currently issued
bi-monthly and optionally mailed to PLS members in good standing.

PLS Gazette Issues

Jul-Aug 2017
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Membership News
  • 2017 Fall Meet
  • Membership Gauge
  • Upcoming Events
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • PLS Spring Picnic
  • Along the Tracks
  • Fall Help Needed


May-Jun 2017
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • June - August Upcoming Events
  • 2017 Spring Meet Photos
  • Gauge 1 Track Repairs
  • Annual PLS Picnic Notice


Mar-Apr 2017
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet
  • Membership News
  • Storage Track Renewals Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • April - June Events
  • Election Results
  • Postcards from Florida
  • The Work Continues
  • Still Need Your Help


Jan-Feb 2017
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • 2017 Upcoming Events
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Membership Renewals
  • Membership Cards
  • PLS 2017 Budget
  • Obituaries
  • PLS Elections
  • Donations
  • First Run of the Year


Nov-Dec 2016
  • Merry Christmas
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • 2017 Upcoming Events
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Pertinent Election Dates
  • Donations
  • Calendar of Events
  • Porch Project
  • Dues Renewal
  • Obituary
  • Turkey Trot

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Sep-Oct 2016
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Fall Meet Thank You
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Upcoming Events
  • Membership Renewals
  • Do You Remember


Jul-Aug 2016
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Picnic Thanks
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • August - October Events
  • 2016 Fall Meet
  • Donations
  • Obituary
  • New Lineside Feature
  • Remembering PLS Picnic
  • Still Hungry?


May-Jun 2016
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • June-September Events
  • PLS Projects List
  • WW&F Railway
  • Pot Luck Dinner Success
  • Obituary
  • PLS Annual Picnic


Mar-Apr 2016
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet
  • Membership News
  • Storage Track Renewals Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • April - June Events
  • PLS Election Results
  • Are You Hungry?


Jan-Feb 2016
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • 2016 Upcoming Events
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Membership Renewals
  • Membership Cards
  • A Little Matter of Gauge
  • PLS 2016 Budget
  • Scenes from Last Season
  • Donations


Nov-Dec 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • 2016 Upcoming Events
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Pertinent Election Dates
  • Calendar of Events
  • Newtown Square Branch
  • My Senior Project
  • Donations
  • Dues Renewal
  • Turkey Trot


Sep-Oct 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Fall Meet Thank You
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • October-November Events
  • Cleco Clamps


Jul-Aug 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Picnic Thanks
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • August - September Events
  • 2015 Fall Meet
  • Boiler Feedwater Systems
  • Flags, Fusees and Torpedos
  • Obituary – Attila Varady
  • Still Hungry?


May-Jun 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations 2 June - July Events
  • Thanks to Our Pot Luck Helpers
  • What’s In A Name, Part 2
  • Seen at the Spring Meet
  • Annual PLS Picnic


Mar-Apr 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet
  • PLS Election Results
  • Membership News
  • Storage Track Renewals Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • April - May Events
  • Obituaries
  • What’s in a Name
  • An Appreciation
  • Are You Hungry?


Jan-Feb 2015
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Notice of Elections & Meeting
  • Membership Cards
  • Membership News
  • Renewals Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Making Tracks
  • 2015 Calendar
  • 2015 Budget
  • New Year’s Day at PLS


Nov-Dec 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Pertinent 2015 Election Dates
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Rotary Phase Changer For Sale
  • Timber!
  • The Turkey Trot
  • The Blue Comet
  • A Bit About Boilers

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Sep-Oct 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Membership Gauge
  • Historic Help Request
  • Membership News
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Fall Meet Photos
  • Trainman 4602 Videos
  • NYC 3 Power Locomotive

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Jul-Aug 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • 2014 Fall Meet
  • Membership News
  • Fall Meet Potluck
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Projects Update
  • Picnic Photos

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May-Jun 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Bob Bent
  • Pot Luck Thanks
  • Membership News
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Membership Gauge
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Spring Meet Photos
  • Faces at the Meet
  • Projects Update
  • Picnic Reminder

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Mar-Apr 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Membership News
  • Track Payments Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • Election Results
  • Spring Meet Info
  • Moving an Engine
  • Projects Update
  • On the Internet ...
  • Back In The Day

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Jan-Feb 2014
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Notice of Elections and Annual Meeting
  • Membership Cards
  • Membership News
  • Membership Renewals Now Due
  • Membership Gauge
  • New Year’s Day at PLS
  • 2014 Complete Calendar of Events
  • PLS Budget For Fiscal Year 2014
  • Steam Dynamics
  • Multi-Gauge Bridge Update

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Nov-Dec 2013
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Membership News
  • In Memoriam – Winfield A. Becker, Sr.
  • Turkey Trot
  • Multi-Gauge Bridge Replacement
  • Extension Being Added to Station Roof
  • Storage Track Renewals
  • Membership Renewals Now Due
  • Building 3 Transfer Table to be Removed from Service
  • Pertinent Dates for the 2014 Election

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Sep-Oct 2013
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Membership News
  • Pot Luck Dinner
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • In Memoriam – John Henry Bortz, Sr.
  • St. Croix Trip 2013
  • Fall Meet Photographs
  • PLS Acquires New Locomotive

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Jul-Aug 2013
  • Signals for East Rahns Siding
  • Fall Meet
  • Haines Stone Donation
  • Donations
  • Membership Gauge
  • Membership News
  • Engine for Sale
  • Electric Locomotive from Scratch
  • 1” Car Barn Is Placed
  • Successful Picnic

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May-Jun 2013
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Successful Pot Luck Dinner
  • Donations
  • Thanks to Bob Thomas
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Engine for Sale
  • 1” Car Barn Started
  • Spring Meet Photos
  • People at PLS: Walt Mensch

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Mar-Apr 2013
  • Green Signals Ahead
  • Election Results
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Spring Meet
  • Storage Track Payments Due
  • Membership News
  • Dues Past Due
  • 2-6-0 Engine for Sale
  • In Memoriam – John Bixler
  • Testing Steam Locomotives
  • 1-Inch GG-1 Engine for Sale
  • 7¼ Passing Siding Nearing Completion

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Jan-Feb 2013
  • From Along the PLS Main Line
  • 7¼ Passing Siding Started
  • Notice of Elections & Meeting
  • Renewals Due
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • 2013 Calendar
  • Donations
  • Lincoln and the Railroads
  • 4¾ Inch Car Barn
  • 2013 Budget

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Nov-Dec 2012
  • From Along the PLS Main Line
  • Calendar
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Donations
  • Coal for Sale
  • Mogul for Sale
  • Car Barn Survey
  • Veterans Day
  • “Owney” the Railroad Postal Dog
  • People at PLS: Paul Rice

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Sep-Oct 2012
  • From Along the PLS Main Line
  • Car Building Addition Completed
  • Calendar
  • Trains and Schools
  • Membership News
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Donations
  • Membership Gauge
  • Fall Meet Photos
  • The Lindbergh Locomotive
  • People at PLS: Ron Shupard

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Jul-Aug 2012
  • From Along the PLS Mainline
  • Equipment Building Gets New Tracks
  • Calendar of Events
  • Correction
  • Donations
  • Membership Gauge
  • Membership News
  • For Sale
  • Fall Meet
  • Train Mountain Triennial
  • Edward J. Woodings Appreciation
  • People at PLS: Bob Freer

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May-Jun 2012
  • From Along the PLS Mainline
  • PLS a Popular Station Stop on Perkiomen Day
  • Calendar of Events
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Donations
  • Making Miniature Pipe Unions
  • RS-3 For Sale
  • Spring Meet Report
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Lost and Found

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Mar-Apr 2012
  • From Along the PLS Mainline
  • Annual Election Results
  • Calendar of Events
  • Membership Renewals Past Due
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • One-Inch Rebuild Complete
  • Donations
  • U.S.R.A.
  • Library Report
  • Spring Cleanup

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Jan-Feb 2012
  • Along the Main Line – Pat Murphy’s Last Editorial
  • One-inch Canyon to Open
  • Notice of Elections & Meeting
  • Renewals Due
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • Boiler Inspectors Needed
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Donations
  • J. Harold Geissel – Part II – Illustrious Railroad Modeler
  • 2012 Budget

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Nov-Dec 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Track Rebuilding Project
  • Calendar of Events
  • Library Report
  • Donations
  • Membership News
  • Membership Gauge
  • J. Harold Geissel – Part I – Illustrious Railroad Modeler
  • 15th Annual Turkey Trot

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Sep-Oct 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Hurricane Irene
  • Donations
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Calendar of Events
  • Membership Gauge
  • Membership News
  • File Fitness
  • Fall Meet Photos; Faces of PLS
  • Shop Tips: Screw Sizes; Tapping Lubrication
  • 2011 Fall Meet Video

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Jul-Aug 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Driveway Repaving
  • July Picnic Thanks
  • Library Report
  • 2011 Fall Meet
  • Membership Gauge
  • Calendar of Events
  • Donations
  • Membership News
  • John G. Lukasavage, Sr.
  • Tap Tips
  • Shop Tips: Chucks
  • Bashin’ It — Harry Creates Another Loco

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May-Jun 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Emergency Turntable Repairs
  • Donations
  • 2011 Spring Meet Thanks
  • Board News
  • Membership News
  • Calendar of Events
  • Membership Gauge
  • Wanted Item
  • Frank E. Wilus Tribute
  • Richard M. Dilworth – Architect of Modern Diesels
  • Images of the Spring Meet

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Mar-Apr 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Annual Election Results
  • Donations
  • 2011 Spring Meet
  • Associate Membership Renewals Past Due
  • Op-Ed
  • Live Steam Engines for Sale
  • Membership News
  • Steam Cutoff – Part 2 – More Fun with Efficiency
  • Snowbirds in Florida

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Jan-Feb 2011
  • Along the Main Line
  • Starting the New Year Right
  • Notice of Elections & Meeting
  • Membership Renewals Due
  • Membership News
  • Live Steam Engines for Sale
  • 2011 Complete Calendar of Events
  • Steam Cutoff – Part 1 – Fun with Efficiency
  • Proposed PLS Budget For Fiscal Year 2011
  • Bashin’ It — Creating an Americanized Mogul
  • Donations

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Nov-Dec 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • New Passing Siding on the 4¾” Track
  • Calendar of Events 2011
  • Library Report
  • Rare Engineering Magazines for Sale
  • Membership News
  • Donations
  • Road Trip to St. Croix
  • A 5-Year Plan for PLS
  • It’s a Small World – Butane or Alcohol?
  • Turkey Trot
  • PLS Workshops

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Sep-Oct 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • PLS Under Water
  • Calendar of Events 2010
  • Library Donation of New England Books
  • PLS Is Looking for an Archivist
  • Perfect Weather for the Fall Meet (Photos)
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Club Membership News
  • It’s a Small World – Gauge 1 – The Second Time Around

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Jul-Aug 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • Safety Committee Members
  • 2010 Fall Meet
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Club Membership News
  • Calendar of Events 2010


May-Jun 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • Safety Committee Members
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Club Membership News
  • Calendar of Events 2010
  • 2010 PLS Picnic


Mar-Apr 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • New Board Members Elected
  • Membership renewals
  • Spring Meet Information
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Club Membership News
  • Calendar of Events 2010
  • 2010 PLS Picnic
  • To PLS Members Young and Old – Bruce Saylor


Jan-Feb 2010
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2010
  • Notice of Elections and Annual Meeting
  • Membership renewals now due
  • Complete PLS Calendar of Events 2010
  • Proposed PLS Budget For Fiscal Year 2010
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Club Membership News


Nov-Dec 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • New Members
  • Donation Acknowledgements


Sep-Oct 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • Corrections to the July-August Issue of The PLS Gazette
  • 6 Inch Lathe for Sale
  • Photos from Fall Meet, September 5th
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Club Membership News


Jul-Aug 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • Fall Meet Information
  • Bylaws Change – Public Run Days Eliminated
  • Web Site – New Postings
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Steaming Bay Workers
  • Club Membership News
  • For Sale by PLS

[Correction to the July-August Issue of The PLS Gazette: Due to a communication error, member Rich Falzone was, on Page 3, inadvertently credited with providing a machine and a mechanic to set the trusses for the steaming bay roof construction. Although Rich had offered to provide a lift that would aid with this work, a better solution was found in a hydraulic crane with a long reach. Member Lee Hart made the arrangements for the crane that was provided by the Dickinson Crane Company of Reading, along with an operator, as a donation to PLS. Our thanks go to Lee and Dickinson Crane for providing us with this valuable service.

Also, omitted from the list of steaming bay roof workers were Bruce Barrett; and particularly, lead carpenter Paul Quirk, whose experience has guided this construction.]

May-Jun 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • New Members
  • Bylaws Change
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • 2009 PLS Picnic
  • A History Lesson: Public Access

Mar-Apr 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • New Members
  • Annual Membership Lists
  • Notice of Election Results
  • Membership Cards
  • Spring Meet Volunteers
  • Donation Acknowledgements
  • Track & Signal Committees

Jan-Feb 2009
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2009
  • Proposed PLS Budget For Fiscal Yr 2009
  • New March Workshops
  • Progress in the PLS Machine Shop
  • Notice of Elections
  • Editor’s Note

Nov-Dec 2008
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2008
  • Lathe For Sale
  • Announcement of two forthcoming workshops on
    Elementary Machining on the Lathe
  • Cabin Fever Expo– Jan. 17 & 18, 2009
    York Fairgrounds at York, PA.
  • Donations
  • Nominating Committee

Sep-Oct 2008
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar of Events 2008
  • Fall Meet Thanks
  • Donations in August and September
  • New Members (all associates) in Aug and September
  • Announcement of two forthcoming workshops on
    Elementary Machining on the Lathe
  • Notice to All Regular Members:
    Turntable & Loading Track Locking
  • Cabin Fever Expo– Jan. 17 & 18, 2009
    York Fairgrounds at York, PA.
  • Pisgah Central

Jul-Aug 2008
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar
  • For Sale
  • Fall Meet
  • New Members and Donations
  • “William the Illustrator”
  • My Wolsztyn Experience— Harry E. Quirk
  • The Worst Fifteen Minutes of My Life—
    Murray Wilson
[“For Sale” incorrectly lists price of Steam Oil @ $27.00 –
should be $17.00.]


May-Jun 2008
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar
  • Club Picnic
  • Spring Meet Thanks
  • Gazette Delivery Notice
  • Dave Cushwa (-2008)
  • Spring Meet
  • PLS Website Renewed
  • Live Steam Calendar
  • Editor’s Notes
  • Spring Meet Photos

Mar-Apr 2008
  • Along the Main Line
  • Calendar
  • Elections
  • Help!
  • William J. Love II (1935-2008)
  • Library Committee report for April 2008
  • New procedure for entering PLS property
  • Editor’s Notes
  • Coal for sale

Jan-Feb 2008
  • Prez Sez
  • Membership Renewals
  • Calendar
  • Help!
  • Frank Watson (1923-2008)
  • Budget for 2008
  • Donations

Nov-Dec 2007
  • Prez Sez
  • Calendar
  • PLS Library
  • 2007 Fall Meet Thank You
  • October Runs
  • Spirit of the Season

Sep-Oct 2007
  • Prez Sez
  • Calendar
  • New Members
  • PLS Library
  • 2007 Fall Meet Thank You
  • Editor’s Notes

Jul-Aug 2007
  • Prez Sez
  • Calendar
  • 2007 Fall Meet
  • Gauge 1 Track Is 10 Years Old
  • William H. Morewood (-2007)
  • New Members
  • Banjo Speaks
  • PLS Library
  • Emails
  • Editor’s Notes

May-Jun 2007
  • Prez Sez
  • Calendar
  • Donations
  • New Members
  • From Walt Mensch
  • Ed Abate (-2007)
  • Jackets
  • Spring Meet Photos
  • Editor’s Notes
  • From Kathy Parris
  • Fall Meet

 
Pennsylvania Live Steamers, Inc., P.O. Box 26202, Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: 610-454-0477
secretary@palivesteamers.org