POST CARDS


| July/August 1971

  • Quaint locomotive

    Clarence E. Mitcham
  • Old steam drilling engine
    Old steam drilling engine on Miller Lease at Bradford, Pennsylvania. Picture taken in 1930. Power house in background. Courtesy of Oscar L. Carson, Pleasantville, Pennsylvania 16341.
    Oscar L. Carson
  • Case Separator
    Clearwater, Kansas, in the summer of 1922. I am standing on the Case Separator, 28-48. Courtesy of Ed E. Buck, Route 1, Centralia, Missouri 65240.
    Ed E. Buck
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
    Bill James, Eugene, Oregon, stands on the platform of his double simple, rear-mounted Nichols & Shepard 20-75 steamer. The engine was a prime attraction at the Second Annual Great Oregon Steam-up at Brooks, Oregon, August 20 to 23, 1970. That's Tom Grant
    Al Herman
  • Colean Western Tractor
    Double cylinder Colean Western Tractor. Courtesy of Spencer K. Creel, 1 Wilson St., Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101.
    Spencer K. Creel
  • Harry Woodmansee
    Harry Woodmansee on incline at late J. J. Jingtgen's Show near Lamont, Iowa, in 1969. Courtesy of Ken Dennis, Box 508, Ralph's Trailer Park, Leesburg, Florida 32748.
    Ken Dennis
  • Case engine
    Oliver Rhea and Ken Dennis (waving) with 12 hp. Case built in 1886. We ran this engine in 1968 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Show. It is owned by the late Charles McMillen. Courtesy of Ken Dennis, Box 508, Ralph's Trailer Park, Leesburg, Florida 32748.
    Ken Dennis
  • Reeves double simple engine
    Haston L. St. Clair's 13 hp. Reeves double simple engine that is always close at hand just off the drive. From I. to r. is Haston's lovely wife and helper, their pet dog, Haston and my wife, Mrs. Del Seuser. Courtesy of Del Seuser, R.R. 3, Box 143, Leaven
    Del Seuser

  • Quaint locomotive
  • Old steam drilling engine
  • Case Separator
  • Nichols & Shepard engine
  • Colean Western Tractor
  • Harry Woodmansee
  • Case engine
  • Reeves double simple engine

This quaint locomotive, the Missouri, was one of the two original engines of the old Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, which was the first to reach the Missouri River in 1859. The new railroad staged a record speed run in 1860 and thereby won a contract to carry the mails between St. Louis and St. Joseph, which hitherto had been shipped by steamboat. The Missouri pulled the train on that run. In June, 1862, when the first post office cars were inaugurated on this same line between West Quincy and St. Joseph, the Missouri pulled the train that carried the first P. O. Car. (Photo is the courtesy of Burlington Railroad.) Clarence says he clipped this from the Railway Carmen's Journal and thought you readers would be interested. Courtesy of Clarence E. Mitcham, Rt. 1, Mead, Washington 99021.

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