POST CARD


| September/October 1987



Double cylinder Colean

Larry Nelson of RR #3, Box 402B, Muscatine, Iowa 52761 owns the 18 HP 1905 double cylinder Colean on the cover. The engine was built in Peoria, Illinois, and Nelson is always looking for other Colean she knows of only 3, a 25 HP and two 30 HPs. His research shows that Colean built only 4 sizes: 15,18,25 and 30 and that the 15 HP was built only for 2 or 3 years, with 500-600 total engines built.

A new feature at the Pawnee, OK Steam and Gas Engine Show this year was the running of this 2-4-0 Porter narrow gauge engine and two cars. More than 5,000 people purchased tickets to ride during the three day event the first weekend in May. Shown, left to right, are conductor Lawrence Gibbs of Stillwater, OK; engineer John Younkman of Newton, KS, and fireman Don Messing of Lodge Pole, NE. The Santa Fe Railway donated nearly a mile of track for the line that circles Steam Engine Park in Pawnee, site of the annual show.

A scale 1915 Case steam engine built by Raymond April of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin in 1976. Plans, boiler and castings came from Tom Terning. The photo was taken at a family reunion in June 1986, with the owner sitting on the engine and blowing the whistle.

Arthur Clark of 5437 Capitan Ave., Sarasota, FL 33580 has been working on this Case model for twelve years. Clark reports that the model is 4 inch scale, that the boiler came from Tom Terning and the castings from Wm Andres.