POST CARDS


| March/April 1958

  • Steam Rig

  • Buffalo-Pitts engine
    Mr. M. H. Martin of Floydada, Texas, in the center, his granddaughter on the left, and his brother, an old engineer, on the right, and the historic Buffalo-Pitts as a background.
  • 40 Case engine
    Mr. J. W. Parolek (no address given) made this 11/8 scale of his 40 Case out of scrap. You can see the 40 in the background. You can also see by the photo that the engine is running. It will run on 15 lbs. of steam.
  • Little steam engine
    Clarence V. Miller, R. D. 1, Carlisle Road, Bellefontaine, Ohio, sends' us this picture of Lowell Stevens, of Westville, Ohio, and says, We were sawing wood with the little steam engine, October 7, 1957. Also helping are J. Bowers and Peck Edingrier of Ur
  • Steam Rig
    The Steam Rig of sixty years ago. The machine is a clover huller not a grain thresher. Men in the picture are, left to rightFred A. Gilmore, Mr. Leonard's neighbor; John. Rice, a farmer east of Freeborn; Willard Coon, owner of the early machine; Ansel Gil
  • 14 grain elevators
    C. G. Johnson threshing' for Claud Moulton, Beach, North Dakota, in 1909.C.G.Johnson is standing- near belt. The Hart Parr is being used to haul the flax to the town, Beach. Beach North Dakota, was the largest primary wheat market in the world in 1911-12.
  • B & M locomotive
    LeRoy Blaker looking at B & M locomotive at Warp's Pioneer Village, Minden, Nebraska, October 3rd, 1957. LeRoy says, This locomotive was new in 1898 (the same year I was) and rebuilt in 1914. (But I wasn't)
  • 32x56 separator
    Bill Armstrong's rig: in 1910. Bennon, Sask., Canada. 25 hp. Northwest engine and 32x56 separator. They threshed 4,000 bushels in one day. The rig cost $5200 new.
  • James Leffell engine
    James Leffell engine owned by a Chief of Police. See the description elsewhere by the owner, Herman Semi-noir, Walton, Kentucky.
  • Locomotive No. 1
    Locomotive No. 1, New York Northern R. B. This is a % mile 18 inch gauge Sine operated as a hobby. Engine and tender is about 30 ft. long, 8 ft. above rails, 6 ft. head room, in cab. This is completely home made except the boiler; complete with air brakes
  • 25 hp. Reeves engine
    A 25 hp. Reeves cross compound pulling 10 breakers. Breaking the virgin sod of South Dakota in May, 1930. The man steering is Martin Lien, still living on a farm near here. The man on the plows was Blackie, the engineer, whereabouts unknown.
  • Buffalo-Pitts engine
    M. H. Martin of Floydada, Texas, sends us the picture of his Pet, an 1890 XV-HP, Serial 31102 Buffalo-Pitts. So read his letter elsewhere.

  • Steam Rig
  • Buffalo-Pitts engine
  • 40 Case engine
  • Little steam engine
  • Steam Rig
  • 14 grain elevators
  • B & M locomotive
  • 32x56 separator
  • James Leffell engine
  • Locomotive No. 1
  • 25 hp. Reeves engine
  • Buffalo-Pitts engine

At the time construction was started on this engine, the writer (Mr. Edward J. Nolan) operated a short line R. R. with one steam engine. About the end of World War II steamer 'Black Dinah' was retired and replaced by a diesel.

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