Postcards


| November/December 1969

  • Red House Rally
    Foster ''Saint'' No. 14637, 7 N.H.P, built 1936. Owner, P. Dickens, Riothersthorpe. Red House Rally on 10th August 1969.
  • Beanpole  Bridge
    Old Civil Warhorse On a ''Beanpole'' Bridge
  • 14  gauge
    Hudson locomotive, 14'' gauge, high pressure boiler, carries 150 lbs. Kansas state inspected.1400 feet of track.
  • Case steamer
    My size 3'' scale model of a 1915 65 Case steamer that I built during 1968.
  • 12-36 Hp Engine
    Rain prevented the moving of the show engines to the N.T.A. meet at Wauseon, Ohio but later in the week the rain ended and the Show had several good days.
  • Portable steam engine
    Smith and Porter portable steam engine, built circa 1857 at Charleston, South Carolina. This engine, found at Cedar Key, Florida, is shown here at Whistles in the Woods Museum where it awaits restoration.
  • E.J. Buhr
    It was a cold day when this picture was taken. T. Turner with pipe and the other is the cranky old crock that ran it. E.J. Buhr, that ran it long time ago.
  • 5 Hp Portable steam engine
    Geiser 1885 5 Hp. portable steam engine with cast-iron steam dome. This engine, found in South Carolina, is partially restored and operable. Frick 8 Hp. portable engine 2080, built circa 1879, with tapered waist boiler. This engine was acquired from J.W.

  • Red House Rally
  • Beanpole  Bridge
  • 14  gauge
  • Case steamer
  • 12-36 Hp Engine
  • Portable steam engine
  • E.J. Buhr
  • 5 Hp Portable steam engine

Five intrepid passengers perched imperturbably atop this car and tender pulled across Potomac Creek Bridge by a steam locomotive of a type in common use during the Civil War.

Completed in nine working days in May 1862, the bridge was constructed by a band of soldiers totally without experience in such projects. It was built mostly with round sticks cut from the nearby woods and earned the awestruck praise of no less a personage than President Lincoln.

After a visit to McDowell's headquarters in the month the bridge was erected, Lincoln told members of his War Committee that he had 'seen the most remarkable structure that human eyes ever rested upona bridge across the Potomac Creek, about 400 feet long and nearly 100 feet high, over which loaded trains are running every hour, and, upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but beanpoles and cornstalks.'

Here is the 12-36 Hp. Frick owned by Percy Sherman of Palmyra, Michigan being unloaded from a trailer. The engine built in 1913 is in excellent condition.



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