PIONEER GAS & STEAM ENGINE SOCIETY


| September/October 1987



Belt

Titusuille, PA 16354

This was the 19th annual Pioneer Gas & Steam Engine Society Show, at Meadville Fairgrounds, Meadville, Pa. The show is usually the third weekend of July. Set up starts the first of the week, with boiler inspection on Tuesday.

Looking down the belt towards the portable sawmill. Sawdust can be seen coming from the shoot, over top of the saw bed. The logs were about 10' long and 16' in diameter.

Known as E. A. Testo's Cannon Ball, owner E. A. Testo of Fairview, Pa. The Cannon Ball was built about twenty years ago as a showpiece. It has a Port Huron 20 HP boiler and an 18 HP Gaar Scott engine. Weight is 18,000 pounds, the unit was built on a truck frame. It was driven by Todd Zuck and may soon be retired.

A Minneapolis-Moline owned by Glen and Connie Peterman of Hadley, Pa. Original owners were Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Essert. It was originally built as a tractor car and is as it came from the factory. Only 150 were built and 80 are known to be left in existence.

Among the engines not pictured are a 20 HP Buffalo Pitts owned by Howard van Driest of Painsville, Ohio; an M Rumely 20 HP steam engine owned by Blake Halhamaki, also of Painsville, the A. B. Farquhar owned by Morgan Hill of Linesville, Pa., and many others.