| May/June 1972

  • Earlene

  • Earlene

Hi Folks!

It has been very nice and kind of you representatives to be cooperative in sending us your inventories. There are a few who have not done it as yet. We need to know what you have in your possession that we can order for your future supplies.

Mr. Dennis Sattler from 132 Camelot, Walnut Creek, California 94598 wrote and wishes to make acquaintances with a person or persons who can help him eventually to obtain a steam traction engine. He asks if there are any steam organizations on the West Coast close to San Francisco Bay area that he could join. Since I'm not familiar with that part of the country, I thought one of you readers may help him. Please!

Eleven year old Mike Morris from Wooster, Ohio wrote the following letter to us. I thought you'd enjoy it and also, it gives us older folks the good feeling that our hobby surely is going to continue for some time to come. Thanks Mike!

'Dear Sirs:-1 am only 11 years old. I am interested in Steam Engines and go to see them at different shows with my grandfather, William E. Nirode. He also is a Steam Engine fan. His father owned a couple Steam Engines during his lifetime. He ran a sawmill with his Steam Engines as well as threshing rigs. This is how my grandfather got interested in Steam Engines. He got me interested in Steam Engines. I am his oldest grandson. I feel that more young people ought to be interested in Steam Engines because we have lost a lot of older engineers and need more to replace them, even though Steam Engines are a big hobby. Good Luck! Keep up the good work on the Iron-Men Album. This letter sent by Mike Morris, 1932 Blair Blvd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.'

F. R. McElroy of Flagstaff, Arizona wrote the following with apologies to Mother Goose. There was a man in our town And he was rather dumb. He fired an old steam engine And got bowed to Kingdom come! And when he saw how dumb he'd been With all his might and main He fired the Devil's engine and blew up 'The Hellhound Train'.