- Mr. Leaver was a New Haven Railroad engineer who used to like to go faster than he was supposed to on the "Shore Line" route to Boston. One time, he stopped the train abruptly at Sharon, MA to go out and collect his false teeth that had fallen from his mouth and out of the cab. He found them after a few minutes, got back in the engine, and high-balled it into Boston.
Photo above is a general view of the roundhouse at the Brotherhood of Live Steamers meeting at Danvers, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 18. Upper right is E. W. Leaver raising a plume with his 3-1/2" gauge British 4-4-2. Lower right is F. T. Jerome of Toronto firing up his 3-1/2" gauge Timken 4-8-4. Photos by John Leonard.