LETTERS


| November/December 1958



SUFFERS FROM INJURY

Mr. J. R. Hillman, Galeburg, Illinois, reports that our good friend, Milo Richmard, of Galesburg, Illinois is suffering from a broken hip. We send greetings to him.

A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION

We asked what make of an engine went through the bridge on page 26 of the Sept.-Oct., 1958 issue of the ALBUM. We got the answer but it happens to be two and they do not agree. We will have to have the third man come in and straighten us all out. The two men who answered are authorities on the subject and they give their reasons. Here they are__

Mr. E. J. Mathews, 1609 Lenox Rd., N. E., Atlanta 6, Georgia, says, 'The engine on page 26 of the current issue of the ALBUM is a Buffalo-Pitts. My father owned one. Note the rear hub and the circular flange of the clutch in the fly wheel and then look up the catalog picture.'

Mr. Gus Marie, R. D. 4, Murphysboro, Illinois, says, 'I have carefully studied the picture on page 26 of the Sept.-Oct., 1958 issue showing the rig that broke through the bridge and this is a Class 'F' Gaar Scott engine. I compared this picture with the pictures of engines in my large collection of catalogs and it tallies out with the Gaar Scott. Some will not agree with me, no doubt. This type of engine was built in various sizes from 1892 to 1912. Some had the water tank in front and others had it on the rear platform.

'I am a personal friend of Elmer and am one of his charter subscribers. I have all the IRON-MEN ALBUM as well as all the Engineers and Engines and also all the Steam Engine magazines.'

AND STILL A THIRD ONE

Concerning the picture on page 26 of the Sept.-Oct. issue of the ALBUM, 1958, I will make a guess it is a Buffalo Pitts. The picture is dim and as there has been lots of smoke and dust in my eyes they are dim too. My reason for calling it a Buffalo Pitts is the smoke stack base, also the assembling of the master gear in the drive wheel. However, I would not swear to it.