Vernc Kindschi of Route 1, Box 66, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578,sent us this handsome photo he took in England this past summer. Pictured is 'The Supreme,' best showman's engine in England, which took 12 years and over 20,000 hours to restore.
Montana sheep rancher and state legislator George W. Burt and two of his children are shown hitching a ride behind their steam traction engine shortly after 1900. The engine is hauling 65 sacks of wool from the Burt ranch at O'Fallon Creek to the North Pacific Railway depot at Terry, Montana. (Courtesy of Montana Historical Society). The engine is identified as a Reeves by Wilmer J. Eshleman, Lancaster, PA, our steam consultant. --Ed