POST CARD


| July/August 1970

  • Little locomotives
    Courtesy of Clinton H. Atkinson, Sr., Box 31, Penacook, New Hampshire 03301.
    Clinton H. Atkinson
  • The finished product
    The picture is of the finished product. That is Arlan Koopman, age 17, at left with his side-kick, Sterling (Slim) Leach, 49, of rural Pontiac, standing by the engine.
    Truman Koopman
  • Little locomotives
    Courtesy of Clinton H. Atkinson, Sr., Box 31, Penacook, New Hampshire 03301.
    Clinton H. Atkinson
  • Without the boiler engine
    The photo shows what one of these engines look like without the boiler.
    Truman Koopman
  • Mounted steamer

    Truman Koopman
  • The Wood Bros. separator
    The Wood Bros. separator in action powered by the Case 45. About 3000 people attended the three day show organized by A. C. Eshelman of Elliott, Iowa. The show this year will be held July 31, Aug. 1, and 2, 1970.
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • The large wind charger
    The large wind charger and a couple of windmills and a wishing well on the show grounds at the Eshelmans SW Iowa Antique Machinery and Threshing Show. The mill on the left will have the wooden wheel with the two rudders. It is an Eclipse model. One rudder
    Roger L. Eshelman
  • Central Railroad crews
    White Mountain Central Railroad crews are restoring a Huber steam tractor in the Kancamagus Shops of that railroad. It is a very old Huber. Notice the cylinder is on the right side. That is the Assistant Master Mechanic, David Clark, cleaning rust from th
    Alan Thomas
  • Engine and boiler

    Alan Thomas
  • The boiler in preparation for painting
    White Mountain Central Railroad crews are restoring a Huber steam tractor in the Kancamagus Shops of that railroad. It is a very old Huber. Notice the cylinder is on the right side. That is the Assistant Master Mechanic, David Clark, cleaning rust from th
    Alan Thomas
  • Taylor dry steam engine
    Mr. L. F. Rosenberger of Strasburg, Virginia, a member of the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association at Berryville. He is standing beside the Taylor dry steam engine at the Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminister, Maryland - September 1969.
    Mrs. Paul Giles

  • Little locomotives
  • The finished product
  • Little locomotives
  • Without the boiler engine
  • Mounted steamer
  • The Wood Bros. separator
  • The large wind charger
  • Central Railroad crews
  • Engine and boiler
  • The boiler in preparation for painting
  • Taylor dry steam engine

Pictured above is an Avery under mounted steamer we rebuilt and installed a new all welded boiler.   The third shot is of the train set-up, which we drove to Pontiac over Route 116. Behind the engine is a water tank; the old boiler off of the engine -cut away for display; a trailer load of old church, school, farm and locomotive bells eighteen in all. Weight is 5600 pounds. Then there is a wagon filled with bus seats to give rides to people who attend the reunions.

It took two years to get this boiler made up and we have 170 pounds of steam on board. This makes this old steamer alive and ready to go. We have done everything there is to do with it, but have not yet pulled a plow.

The trip to Pontiac is fourteen miles. It took 7 hours and 450 gallons of water and ton of coal. So, when people say that Averystakea lot of coal and water, this should be proof of that or the engineer does not know much about steam engines. (This concerns only me.) Courtesy of Truman Koopman, Flanagan, Illinois 61740.

My dandy Reeves 'Mr. Reeves' 16-50 hp. double single, built in 1918. Stored in Hixton, Wisconsin. Engine and boiler are in excellent repair and has original decals. I hope it can escape forever the 'junker's torch.' It has a musical pep-pep-pep exhaust all its own. It attracts much attention wherever it is taken for shows.



Courtesy of Wilbur A. Skaar, 1429 Benton St., Alameda, California 94501.

Photograph taken August 4, 1959. At the summit 6293 feet up! These little locomotives make the 3 mile climb to Mt. Washington in about an hour and fifteen minutes.