The Rough and Tumble Engineers, of Kinzers, Pennsylvania received a big article from the New York Times in advance of their 30th annual reunion in the Sunday issue of August 6.
Melissa Sutphen, a New York writer, put the article together and took all the five big pictures that appeared with it. Her research started several years ago and she did a lot of it at Kinzers to prepare an excellent story.
It was really a plug for all the shows, thresheres and similar events throughout the country, and listed times and places for a dozen of them.
Title of the article was, 'Gangway, the Threshers Are Coming.' It went into the history of threshing, and then told of today's reunions.
Among the Rough and Tumble people mentioned in the article were Lorena Miller, who plays the Getz Brothers' steam calliope; Paul Stoltzfoos with his Kitten engine; Geri George Derr, Richie Duncan, Johnny Mast, Wilmer J. Eshleman, Lloyd Grubb and Dennis Hornberger.
The article also made note of I.M.A. and our annual Steam and Gas Show Directory, and we deeply appreciate that.