Roots of Motive Power

By Staff
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Paul Reno, engineer, with the Mansfield portable.
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Chris Baldo and Ken Smith injecting water on the steam crane.
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Mansfield portable steam engine, made by Mansfield Machine Works, Mansfield, Ohio, shown at Roots of Motive Power Exhibition.

Ex-Raymond International steam crane and Murray Brothers spool
donkey under steam, July 4, 1986 at the Roots of Motive Power
Exhibition held at Mendocino County Museum, Willits,
California.

July 4-6, 1986 were the dates for this year’s fourth annual
‘Roots of Motive Power’ show, held at the Mendocino County
Museum in Mendocino, CA.

According to Chris Baldo, president, ‘the group is small,
friendly and energetic.’ The museum is located at 400 East
Commercial Street, in Willits, CA, and the show this year was a
featured part of the Willits Frontier Days exhibit.

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