SOOT IN THE FLUES


| March/April 1996

  • SOOT IN THE FLUES

  • Greyhound
    Craig Detwiler's picture of a 1921 22 HP Greyhound, serial #2111.
  • Steam launch Tinkertoy
    Power plant of the steam launch Tinkertoy.
  • Steam launch Tinkertoy
    Steam launch Tinkertoy running on the Pawtucket River in Rhode Island. Photo by Carl Lathrop.
    Carl Lathrop
  • Canadian engine

  • Simple Traction Engine
    1 2 x 12 Cylinder Simple Traction Engine.
  • First model 40 HP Reeves U.S.
    From an old geography book, this is the first model 40 HP Reeves U.S.
  • Steering wheel

  • 1914 Z-1 Peerless

  • Z-1 Peerless on sawmill
    Z-1 Peerless on sawmill at McConnelsburg Greace, Steam & Rust Show.
  • 60 HP Frick
    60 HP Frick 9 x 10, Steve Coldsmith at McConnelsburg Grease Steam & Rust Show.
  • Bridge wreck of W. M. Brown
    Bridge wreck of W. M. Brown, LaPorte, Michigan, sent by Carlton Johnson.
    Carlton Johnson
  • Engine

    Carlton
  • # Picture 01
    Photo by Don Bodine
    Don Bodine
  • Steam Engine
    Robert H. Babcox, Jr., with his A. B. Farquhar Co. Limited, manufactured in York, Pa., #5103.
    CARL M. LATHROP
  • Greyhound
    Craig Detwiler's picture of a 25-52 Greyhound (1928 or 1929) made by Banting Mfg. Co. of Toledo, Ohio.

  • SOOT IN THE FLUES
  • Greyhound
  • Steam launch Tinkertoy
  • Steam launch Tinkertoy
  • Canadian engine
  • Simple Traction Engine
  • First model 40 HP Reeves U.S.
  • Steering wheel
  • 1914 Z-1 Peerless
  • Z-1 Peerless on sawmill
  • 60 HP Frick
  • Bridge wreck of W. M. Brown
  • Engine
  • # Picture 01
  • Steam Engine
  • Greyhound

We have lots of letters this month, so we'll get to them directly:

DAVID BEACH, 919 Chestnut Street, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania 16673 writes: 'I just got back from the Grease, Steam and Rust Association's Show at McConnelsburg, Pennsylvania, and it is with great appreciation that I write this letter! The weekend started with stream-flooding rain that lasted till early Saturday. Though I gave the steel wheels on my Z-1 Peerless a brown coat of valley mud, the show went on and I did my best to keep up with the excitement.

'The 'steam guys' at this show are fun loving, helpful individuals who gave me all the information and encouragement I needed for my first show away from home. We 'green horns' like to take every opportunity possible to use our steam engines and the GSR's events schedule allowed me to belt to the saw mill, pull the big 'TERMINATOR' sled and parade around like a general idiot.

'I am particularly thankful for the wonderful appreciation showed to me on Sunday through presenting awards and being given the chance to parade in front of the grandstand with my steam buddies at McConnelsburg.



1914 Z-1 Peerless 10x10 that David Beach bought from the Willis Abel collection in October 1994. The bell is Pennsylvania Railroad.

'The other show that I took my Z-1 to this year was September 16th and 17th. The Southern Cove Power Reunion was a fabulous little show with a schedule of events that ran like a clock with enough tractors on display to please any onlooker. Mike Miller of the New Centerville Show displayed his 20th Century twin traction engine, as well as his Austin Road Roller. The engineer on these pieces was a split-duty between Jerry Schimpf and various club members who wanted a crack at the throttle.