August 3, 2003 on the Willow Creek RR at Brooks, OR on the last day of the Great Oregon Steamup, Garry Johnson, owner of the "Young Lady" invited engineers Greg Kamholz and Jim Abney to run an SP&S 700 steam locomotive that is a little smaller than the one they are used to running.
All photos by Terry Thompson, with one exception.
The "Young Lady" weighs right at a ton with water and fuel topped off, compared to 440 tons for the "Lady". She is 14' 6" long compared to 110' 6" for the 700. The "Young Lady" was built for Garry by Bill McCready of Milwaukie, OR and took approximately 5000 hours to build. Only a few parts were purchased from vendors (safety valves, injectors, gauges). Everything else was built from scratch, by using some of the drawings Garry was able to get or by coming to the roundhouse and taking photos and measurements.
Left to right, Garry Johnson, Jim Abney, Greg Kamholz (seated), Vince Cook, and Mark Adelblue. Mark is giving Greg some tips on how this engine likes to be operated.
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