The Adirondack Live Steamers in Saratoga Springs, NY, recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. The event slipped away from me, despite the fact that in 2013 I had an article published in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading magazine in 2009 about the 25th anniversary meet in 2008. In any event, I sadly cannot make it up to ALS as much as I used to but Sarah and Harrison joined me for a Saturday afternoon there.
There were more steam engines operational than any event I can think of, in part because a huge group of people from the Montreal Live Steamers joined us for the weekend. Two engines I was very happy to see was a three-truck shay engine designed by the Kozo which was featured in an article I wrote for Live Steam magazine in 2011, and Charlie Chermak's magnificent Chessie pacific engine which the largest reason I fell in love with the live steam hobby as a boy.
In no particular order, here are some pictures I took.