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| January/February 1969

  • A load of logs
    Courtesy of Diedrich L. Dalke, 14 Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305 A load of logs, standing there in the year of 1938 and had 19000 feet of lumber in it, 142 logs, 31/2 railroad cars full.
    Diedrich L. Dalke
  • Georges engines
    Courtesy of Roy Hartman, 32 Maryland Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20028 Engines are No. 1251,
    Roy Hartman
  • Antique Engine and Threshers Association
    Courtesy of Harry Hall, 223 High St. S. E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 Melvin Wright is the proud owner of this 50 hp. Case engine which is in excellent condition. It is threshing wheat at the Antique Engine and Threshers Association, Bird City, Kan
    Harry Hall
  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
    Courtesy of Russell G. Schworer 37401 Crook St. R.D.2 Grafton, Ohio 44044 This is a picture taken at our home last fall. My son and I own a 16-60 Nichols and Shepard Engine No. 10401.
    Russell G. Schworer
  • Russell 20-70 Hp
    Courtesy of E.A. Korn, 111 No. Walnut St., East Orange, New Jersey 07017 This picture was taken in 1920 near Moutra, Shelby Co., Ohio. The outfit is a Russell 20-70 Hp. The thresher 33 x 50 Russell, owned by the Late John Korn; threshing on his own farm.
    E.A. Korn
  • G. Schworer
    Courtesy of Russell G. Schworer 37401 Crook St. R.D.2 Grafton, Ohio 44044 In the May-June 1968 Iron-Men on page 5 there is a picture of a Climax Engine used for logging.
    Russell G. Schworer
  • Frick engine
    Courtesy of Herbert Collins, Taylor Avenue, Earville, New York 13332 My old Frick engine that used to draw that old ST. Johnsville thresher and water tank all around this section threshing and filling silos for farmers, that are long passed on now. I have
    Herbert Collins
  • Lumber Company
    Courtesy of E. A. (Frog) Smith, Box 3293, North Myers, Florida 33903 A sight never to be seen again in the Deep South. Engines No. 103 and No. 10, of the Dowling-Camp Lumber Company of Slater
    E. A. (Frog) Smith
  • Steam Fire Engine
    Courtesy of Nicholas J. Dionisio. 2880 Grand Ave., Baldwin, New York 11510 A snapshot of my 1897. Steam Fire Engine in parade. It was built in Seneca Falls, New York by American Fire Engine Company. Nick Cirrillo is driving team.
    Nicholas J. Dionisio
  • Dayton Nichols
    Courtesy of R. Dayton Nichols, 6128 Route 5, Stafford, New York 14143 ''Hoodie-Doodle'' with 4 Hp. I.H.C. Upright. This belongs to Harold Ball, R.D. 2, Honeoye Falls, New York 14472.
    R. Dayton Nichols
  • Minnesota feeding a pet deer
    Courtesy of Diedrich L. Dalke 14 Auburn Court, Alexandria Virginia 22305 A foreman in a CCC Camp, Ataska State Park, Minnesota feeding a pet deer in 1940.
    Diedrich L. Dalke
  • Traction steam rigs
    Courtesy of Forrest Hollingsworth & Son, R.R.2, Springfield, Tenn. 37172 Left to right, Fred Stoecklein,
    Forrest Hollingsworth & Son
  • Jumbo engine
    Courtesy of Forrest Hollingsworth & Son, R.R.2, Springfield, Tenn. 37172 This Jumbo engine is belted to a Day pulveriser and Ereka crusher.
    Forrest Hollingsworth & Son
  • Steam engine
    Courtesy of Diedrich L. Dalke, 14 Auburn Court, Alexandria, Virginia 22305 Waterloo, 16 horsepower steam engine manufactured in 1895.
    Diedrich L. Dalke
  • Valve arrangement
    Courtesy of Michael Oswalt, 312 E. Franklin St., Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 An S.E.M. compound engine also from Belgium. This engine has a very unusual valve arrangement that I intend to write an article about. It is sort of a cross between a Corliss a
    Michael Oswalt

  • A load of logs
  • Georges engines
  • Antique Engine and Threshers Association
  • Nichols and Shepard Engine
  • Russell 20-70 Hp
  • G. Schworer
  • Frick engine
  • Lumber Company
  • Steam Fire Engine
  • Dayton Nichols
  • Minnesota feeding a pet deer
  • Traction steam rigs
  • Jumbo engine
  • Steam engine
  • Valve arrangement

An 0-6-0; and No. 14, another 0-6-0 and No. 1286, a 4-6-2. These engine belong to George Hart and are used on trips from York to Delta, Pennsylvania. George has another one a No. 1238 that he was getting ready for inspection. He runs them over what is called the Ma and Pa Railroad. No. 1286 was used all 1965 trips to Hagerstown. Photo taken in 1965 of George's engines on a siding.

R.R.3, Boonville, Missouri, Walter Shippert, R.R.1, Rochport, Missouri, Waldo Kirschman, R.R.1, Prairie Home, Missouri. I believe Stoecklein was the builder of the scale model saw mill and Shippert and Kirschman were 'Just helpers'. They had been pulling the mill with one of the scale model traction steam rigs on display. They could really make the saw dust fly. Note the gas engines on display in the background. Most all of these engines were in running condition and several were running at the time of our visit to the 5th Annual Steam Engine Show at Boonville, Missouri on August 10,1968. Also notice the scale model Rumely to the right. I failed to get the name of the builder and owner.

Both are owned by Waldo Kirschman, R.R.1, Prairie Home, Missouri. He bought the steam rig new in 1917 and the pulveriser and crusher in 1922. Kirschman did custom work throughout his community until about 1940 with these rigs and for about 20 years he pulled his brothers 36-61 Bellville separator with the Jumbo. These fellows had some rainy weather for their 3 day show, August 9, 10, and 11, but are looking forward to a bigger and better show in 1969. Gus Schrader is President and Ed Schlotzhauer is Secretary of the Boonville show. They had a real nice display of steam rigs, tractors and cars. Better luck next years fellows.

One of the collection to be seen at the Machine and Steam Museum in Henderson, Nebraska.This is a fine engine. I saw it twice. NearĀ  Henderson, Nebraska, I was born and my father operated a blacksmith shop there 1888-1894. This Museum is a fine one and there are two good Avery Undermounted engines there.



The logs are out of the Chippewa National Forest which is just east of Bemidji, Minnesota. It is standing on frozen Lake Bemidji and the horses moved it. Every year at Bemidji, Minnesota in February, they have a celebration of Paul Bunyon's Day on frozen Lake Bemidji. There were several shacks on the lake and dog races. Also airplanes took off from the lake and lots of people literally walked on water. The load of lumber I saw on the lake was like this picture. It was started by two horses. Some pulling!

There is a reference to an engine with wheels made to operate over wood tracks or peeled poles. I am enclosing a picture of such an engine. We have no information about this engine except that it was used in the state of Ohio. A friend of ours loaned us a very old picture and our nephew enlarged or blew it up to make it clearer.