NEWS ITEM


| January/February 1969


Box 94 Galva, Illinois 61434

Mr. and Mrs. Theo Tenney of 46425 Kozma Road Belleville Mich. have just purchased a new 16 inch gauge train from A and P. Loco works at Galva, Illinois. Mr. Tenney expects to get his track laid this fall. He already has a building built to house the train, and has a beautiful woods and meadow to go through with his railroad. He intends having a loop on each end of the main line.

Mr. Nile Saunders of Pashastin, Wash. has recently acquired a 4 6 0 10 Inc. gauge train from McMillan at Galva, Illinois. Mr. Saunders has one of the largest orchards in the orchard area of Washington. He also has a 12 inch train, and is going to lay the extra rail and run both of them on the same track. Mr. Saunders father was a Railroad Engr. in the far west, so Mr. Saunders is well acquainted with steam.

Mr. Ben W. Colburn recently acquired a 161/2 inch Gauge Steam train from McMillan at Galva, Ill. Mr. Colburn has one of the largest collections of carriages in the world at his ranch at Tulare, Calif. He has a vast outlay of buildings, chuck full of antiques and carriages. He intends installing the railroad to add to the theme of by-gone days. Mr. Colburn is the Oldest Airplane tire dealer in the country having started more than 30 years ago.

Mr. Fred Pennington of Mechanics-burg, Pa. recently acquired a beautiful Ottoway eng. tender and four coaches from McMillan at Galva, Illinois which he intends to completely rehabilitate this winter and install at his estate near Mechanicsburg this next Spring. Knowing Mr. Pennington, I am sure when he gets done with this, it will look like the day it came out of the factory, only better.






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