No, it wasn't an illusion. There sticking up in the overgrowth of palmetto and scrub is a real steam locomotive. My wife and I had left the main road a few miles back on our way to a fishing camp on the St. John's River in Florida when I thought I saw the
The explosion shook the town like an earthquake. Mr. Chas. Fletcher who was in Wolf Point at the time was awakened out of sound sleep five blocks away. It blew the boiler up and ahead of the bottom of the engine, while the smoke stack hit the rail and broke it in two.
We also have a Case 80, No. 30661, built in 1913. I operated the rig at the I960 Pipestone Co.Fair. I have been wondering how many thresher men have the separator that they started with when they were boys.