By Staff
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Here is a picture of an 8 HP engine made by the Wantage Engineering Co., Wantage, Berkshire, England. This engine required a new smoke box door. You can just see the tubes, but was otherwise in good order.
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THE SALMON TRACT was opening up and this was the first passenger train to arrive at Hollister. The date was Oct. 2, 1909. The pioneer engine hauled six coaches over rails which were brand new. The line still exists today, stretching from Twin Falls to Wel
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GROUND LEVELING was a task in the early days when new land owners went to work preparing for the first crop. This picture of a 'six horsepower' leveler was taken on the Twin Falls tract. Although the man is not identified, his one-room home and
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Henry found this scene on an attic near New Paris, Pa. He says he knows nothing about it, or who is on it, but had hopes that perhaps some of our readers could identify it. - Anna Mae
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Here is a picture of Huber Company's heavy plow and contractor engine. 1909.
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Pictured is the old Continental, 1906, 'New Star' Fire Engine, manufactured by the Ahrens Fire Engine Co., Cincinnati, Ohio that was brought out of retirement after 25 years to pump water from a creek into the city's filtration plant in 1952. Th
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A Grand Trunk Western Railroad engine which left the tracks at Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1956.Sure looks like a mess to me would take more than a crowbar to pry it upright. - Anna Mae
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The Reeves model which I built in 1952. The rear wheels are ten inches in diameter. It runs nicely on sixty pounds of steam.

Here are some more of the pictures sent to us by Ed Vogel of
Buhl, Idaho … taken from the Centennial edition of the Times

EQUIPMENT FOR USE in construction of the Salmon dam was hauled
to the site by this ‘land’ steam engine. The heavy and slow
engine pulled a great load of materials along behind. In the early
days of the tract similar engines were used in threshing and today
Ed Vogel, Buhl, has a unique collection of such engines, all in
working condition. The men pictured in this photo which was taken
by C. E. Bisbee were not identified. One thing for certain, the
iron wheels did not develop any flat tires during the trip.

IMPORTANT PEOPLE in the Buhl community in the World War 1 years
were these members of the volunteer fire department. Compared to
today’s machines the fire wagon leaves much to be desired but
it was of the latest design in 1918. Shown in the picture are Harry
Barry, Louis Zukel, Fred Smith, Walter Goss, Doc Olson, Bob
Stewart, Charlie Snyder, Stan Webber, Bill Parish and Frank
Carleton. Notice the chains on the rear wheels of the fire truck.
This was necessary because many roads were still unpaved in 1918.
This picture is owned by L. F. Wiseman.


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