Mark Piper was a former president of the Southern California Live Steamers.
Mark Piper gives his tractor a drink.
Gordon Corwin with Mark Piper on the front end and Gordon Sherwood on the rear. Corwin's 1-1/2 inch narrow gauge (4-3/4 inch gauge) Shay running on a portable compressed air tank.
Mark Piper, retired city employee, pretties up his 1-1/2 inch scale American engine, car and caboose. He built the whole thing himself, with more than 5,000 hours of patient work.
Mark Piper and his 1-1/2 inch scale Early American coming alongside Gordon Corwin at the throttle of his narrow gauge 1-1/2 inch scale Shay Engine at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Golden Spike ceremony, May 5, 1957.