Curt Werner was a live steam hobbyist and member of the Southwestern Live Steamers. He actively worked with Jack Haskins on the Able Springs & North Texas Railroad. In his later years he moved to a house across the street from the railroad.
Tom Stamey wrote, 14 December 2018:
- Curt was a very good machinist. Fact is he could fix about anything. He was a quick study of all things. HIs garage was full of lathes, mills, etc. Hell of a nice fella too. He helped me make a valve rod when it broke on my first engine #334. Prior to that I had never machined anything. He stood by and told me how to use the mill, etc.
From Memorial Networks:
- Curtis Paul Werner, 72, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home in Terrel, Texas. Curtis was born September 9, 1942 to Melvin and Dorothy Werner in Berea, Ohio. Curtis would serve his country with honor in the United States Air Force. Curtis then worked for Unisys in computer maintenance for over thirty years.
- Curtis had a passion for trains. He built live steam engines that a person could ride on and was a member of the Southwestern Live Steamers Club for over forty years.
- Curtis was also a very talented mechanic who loved to tinker with things to see how they worked. There was literally nothing he could not fix or repair.
- Curtis is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Dorothy Werner.
- Those left to remember him include his daughters, Amy Edwards, Paula McCurdy and her husband Doug; their mother, Cherry Werner; grandson, John McCurdy; brother, Walter Werner; as well as numerous friends and neighbors.