Billy says the difference between a boy and a man is the size of his toy. We'd say Billy is a ''big boy'', at least. With his ear that close, maybe he can hear life yet in the ''old girl'' or is he hugging the firebox? Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union C
Billy Byrd firing Ex G-W engine No. 5629 owned by Dick Jensen on railfan trip from Chicago to South Bend and return in September 1967. Who says Billy Byrd doesn't fit into a steam locomotive cab? Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union City, Indiana 47390
Like many engineers, Billy is a little overweight, but he looks like the real prototype engineer and is healthy as a farm boy. He is at the controls of his Nichols & Shepard engine.
Billy looks like he knows what he is doing with a pipe wrench. Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union City, Indiana 47390
16-60 HP Nichols & Shepard engine and water wagon owned by Billy Byrd. Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union City, Indiana 47390