The elder Mr. Hull built the little engine in 1959 and the big
one in time for the 1960 meet. Statistics on the larger engine
follow: Length 10 ft. 9 in.; height 6 ft. 11 in.; 18 in. boiler
with 13-2 inch flues; 5 x 7 cylinders; 10/20 International tractor
wheels; 50 gal. water tank and rates 7hp at 199 lbs. boiler
pressure. Information on the little engine was not available at the
time of publication.
Both Mr. Hull and his son are charter members of the Williams
Grove group of enthusiasts and George is presently serving as
(Editor’s note – Since this news item was received for
publication, we learned of the death of Mr. John \. Hull, which
occurred in December, 1961. Mr. Hull wars widely known throughout
the central Pennsylvania area and will be sadly missed by the many
friends he made among the steam engine enthusiasts.)
You knew him well, I’m sure. He was everywhere during the
reunions as well as before and after the event helping to get ready
and then cleaning up.
Much of the success of these events was due to his hard work. He
will be greatly missed.
He had many friends and acquaintances among the Iron-Men and
We are happy to report that Mr. Greenwalt has, up to the present
time at least, had exactly as many downs as he has ups. We would
hate to think of Mr. Greenwalt being left up at the top all during
a Canadian winter.
Although this picture was taken at the Pion-Era in 1961, Mr.
Greenwalt was doing exactly the same thing over forty years ago.
Employed by the Hart Parr Company to demonstrate the tractor’s
flexibility and ease of control, Mr. Greenwalt made the Saskatoon
and Regina exhibitions, attracting a great deal of attention.