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| May/June 1961

  • Steam engines
    Picture courtesy of John D. Klinepeter, Jr., Duncannon, Pa.)
    John D. Klinepeter, Jr.,
  • Henry Ford Museum
    HENRY FORD MUSEUM - LOCOMOTIVE SECTION
  • Buffalo Springfield Roller
    Buffalo Springfield Roller working on the streets of Oshkosh-Bigosh. Roller operated by Frank Horne before 1920. Picture was borrowed from school teacher, Bessie Holesinger.
    Bessie Holesinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Krohn and Miss Mabel Krohn
    This picture was taken at the home of our neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Krohn and Miss Mabel Krohn. It is their homestead, and was formerly owned by their father August Krohn. This picture was taken before 1883 as the old house was still there and the pres
    Earl Krohn
  • Amusement Park Engine
    Picture taken by yours truly - on Engine which belongs to Mr. C. H. Light-foot, R. D. 1, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. This is a Cagney Amusement Park Engine at Mr. Lightfoot's farm.
  • A smoke stack
    Dad used to say I had a wheel in my head, but this picture shows a smoke stack on my head!

  • Steam engines
  • Henry Ford Museum
  • Buffalo Springfield Roller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Krohn and Miss Mabel Krohn
  • Amusement Park Engine
  • A smoke stack

No, the Golden Spike was not driven here! But Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are getting their heads together. These are the Engineers at the Williams Grove Show in 1960. They are also the men who had steam engines in the show.

The Locomotive Section of the Henry Ford Museum contains 12 locomotives that represent the important developments of more than a century in steam transportation. They range from a replica of the English Rocket of 1829 (extreme left) to the huge, 600-ton Allegheny of 1941 (right), one of the last steam locomotives built. The Allegheny, one of the most powerful engines in locomotive history, was designed by the Chesapeake & Ohio for freight mountain duty. On the tracks in the center of the photo is the 1831 DeWitt Clinton, third locomotive to operate in America and the first in New York state. This replica of the locomotive, its tender and three coaches were built by the New York Central in 1893. Behind the DeWitt Clinton and the Allegheny are wood-burning locomotives of the Civil War era and coal-burners of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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