1997 LaGrange Engine Club Show

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John Brundage firing his 16 HP Russell. Pictures on this page are all from the 1997 LaGrange Engine Club Show.
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I was never able to meet the owner of this nicely restored portable. They deserve credit for a job well done.
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Bill Kennedy's 28/85 Nichols & Shepard double is a monster and a nice performer.
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Bennie Carpenter replenishes the coal bunker of his 16 HP Frick; Vic Johnson and Raymond Fork at left.
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Photo by Colin Coshway.
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Lynn and Paul Ort belting their 20 HP Aultman Taylor to one of
the two separators on display. All photos on this page by Colin
Coshway of Fairview Park, Ohio.

On the back cover are a few scenes from the LaGrange Engine
Club’s 27th annual show. This event begins the third Friday of
September and runs through Sunday at the Lorain County Fairgrounds
in Wellington, Ohio.

A nice mix of steam engines were on exhibit with separators,
fans, sawmill, John McDowell’s power eater, and a dynamometer
available to anyone who wanted to belt up. Wet grounds necessitated
having the heavy equipment set up in what is a large parking field,
criss-crossed with gravel roads. This allowed the engines to move
about without wallowing in mud. We are hoping that this year’s
show can be rain free.

Bill Kennedy’s sawmill at the 27th annual LaGrange Engine
Club Show. That’s Billy operating the mill he may be doing more
talking than sawing at the time this photo was taken!

The 1998 show will celebrate the 100th anniversary of A.D.
Baker’s first steam engine. The number one Baker will be on
display along with several other Baker engines, as well as a good
mix of other steamers.

Tractor enthusiasts are also well represented, with many of them
entering the tractor pull. A large display of gas engines along
with a large flea market make this a show to be enjoyed by

Join us on September 18-19-20 this year. You will enjoy

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