Saturday morning steam engine preparation at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Above and right: Matt Birky, Solon, Iowa, operating a 1915 Woods Bros. 20 HP engine owned by Mel and Judy Kerr, Macomb, Ill. Matt was running the Woods on the Baker fan at the 2006 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion.
Below and right: A 1908 Colean 30 HP, no. 436, steam engine owned by Larry Nelson, Muscatine, Iowa. This Colean is one of five known to exist.
Right: A 1914 Harrison 20 HP, no. 2165, owned by LeRoy McClure, Colchester, Ill. This Harrison is the only known Jumbo.
Left, above and right: An 1889 Russell 6 HP. This Russell is owned by Steve Perrenoud, Farley, Iowa. Steve’s sons, 7-year-old Cole (left) and 4-year-old Cassey (right), enjoy cleaning the Russell’s flues.
Below: A New Huber, also owned by LeRoy McClure (left), receives some fine-tuning by LeRoy and his friends. The New Huber 30 HP, built in 1910, no. 9309, is the only known double-cylinder engine.