4th Annual Show


| January/February 1973

  • Arlo Jurney

    Fred M. Freschette
  • 12-25 Mogul
    Top Picture is John Stewart of Maple Creek, Sask. standing in the center of picture and Arlo Jurney of Calgary, Alta. is standing on the water tank. Bottom Picture is of the following engines from I. to r. 12-25 Mogul (rare), 22-45 Aultman Taylor, 40-80 M
    Fred M. Freschette
  • John Stewart
    L. to Fred Freschette, Red Deer, Alta., Jack Norquay, Medicine Hat, Alta., Vince Sullivan, Climax, Sask., Mick Smeltzer, Ogema, Sask., Loyd Hansen, & Peter, Maple Creek, Sask., Orville Johnson, Broderich, Sask., George Dunlap, Saskatoon, Sask., Charle McC
    Fred M. Freschette
  • Case engine
    A nicely restored Case engine at the Berryville, Virginia 1972 Show. Looks like it is on rubber and could be driven on the highways. Courtesy of Roy Hartman, 2632 Parkland Drive, Suitland, Maryland 20028.
    Roy Hartman
  • Russell engine
    A clear picture of a Russell engine at the Berryville, Virginia 1972 Show. Courtesy of Roy Hartman, 2632 Parkland Drive, Suitland, Maryland 20028.
    Roy Hartman
  • 12 HP engine
    A 12 HP Lang & Button engine picture taken at the New York Steam Engine Ass'n, East Bloomfield, New York. Owner is Lester Norris, Marcellus, New York. Courtesy of Jack C. Norbeck, 117 Ruch Street, Apartment 8, Coplay, Pa. 18037.
    Jack C. Norbeck
  • 20 HP Leader engine
    A 20 HP Leader engine taken at the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show, London, Ohio. The owner is Charles Deeds, Lancaster, Ohio. Courtesy of Jack C. Norbeck, 117 Ruch Street, Apartment 8, Coplay, Pa. 18037.
    Jack C. Norbeck

  • Arlo Jurney
  • 12-25 Mogul
  • John Stewart
  • Case engine
  • Russell engine
  • 12 HP engine
  • 20 HP Leader engine

R. R. 4, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

May I have the pleasure of reporting on a fine steam show which is building up at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada under the guidance of John Stewart.

I arrived at Maple Creek Antique Tractor Museum, which is located 2 miles south of Maple Creek at 10:00 a.m., August 31 and Mr. Stewart showed up shortly after and we started to work on the engines, a 25 x 90 Nichols & Shepard steamer required a considerable amount of work plus a 20 x 80 Nichols Shepard and 25 x 75 Case, 22 x 65 Case all needed pipe work etc. We worked late each night on the gas tractors also and Mr. Stewart had just acquired a 20 x 40 flat opposed Case gas tractor and we timed it and repaired the carburetor etc.

On Friday about noon Mick Smeltzer of Ogema, Saskatchewan showed up so this helped considerably and Mick went ahead with the work on the steamers. My pal, George Dunlap, from Saskatoon showed up Friday night and Saturday was steam and gas-up day at which time all minor things were finished up. Saturday night Arlo Jurney and Ernie Walters arrived and I turned my steamer and my fireman, Mr. Charle Young of Empress, Alberta over to them so the three of them took charge. John Stewart had asked me if I would act as Engine straw boss and help him keep things organized and I was glad to.



My engineers and firemen consisted of George Dunlap (Saskatoon), Mick Smeltzer (Ogema), Bob Service (Gull Lake), Charle McCoy (Saskatoon), Happy Robinson (Medicine Hat, Alberta), Charle Young (Empress, Alberta), Jack Norquay (Medecine Hat, Alberta), Arlo Jurney (Calgary, Alberta), Ernie Walters (Calgary, Alberta), and Fred Freschette (Red Deer, Alberta).

We had lost of help on the gas engines one man named Alan Jamieson from Port Dovel, Ontario plus A. L. Smiley of Robsart, Saskatchewan, John Olson of Maple Creek, Stanley Soum of Eastend, Vince Sullivan of Climax, Orval Johnson of Broderick, Saskatchewan and many others whom I did not know.