High Country Adventure for Antique Gas Engines

Jordan Meeker scours mining camps in British Columbia’s backcountry for antique gas engines

Altitude 7,000 ft
At 7,000 feet elevation, Jordan found a Fairbanks-Morse 12 hp sectionalized hoisting engine (at the snow line in the center of this photo). The engine’s flywheels were manufactured in sections so that no piece of the engine weighed more than 300 pounds, the weight limit for transport by mules.