Courtesy of Frank J. Stebritz, 412 No. Minn. St., Algona, Iowa. Joe Rynda's 16 HP Phoenix. The serial number plate is missing. The engine and boiler are in very good condition.
To name a few of the 35 steam engines at the meet, we had Bakers Hubers, Birdsall, Westinghouse upright, Peerless, Cases, Port Huron, Buffalo Pitts, Lang-Button, Steven, Rumely and several rollers including two homemade jobs. Two of the engines had steam generators and headlights, and another had a large steam operated locomotive bell!
The peak attendance was Sunday when over 25,000 passed through the gate from 20 different states and Canada. The 1964 event is scheduled in Canandaigua in the middle of August. Watch for announcement in the 'Iron-Men Album'.
At a recent meeting of the N.Y.S.E.A., new officers and plans were made for the coming year. New officers for the organization include Craig McMillan of Canandaigua, N.Y. as President, and three new Board Members - Harold Ball, Bob Caves and Clarence Stillson. Vice-President Lester Norris, Treasurer Ogden Miller and Secretary Bruce Kelley were re-elected for another term. In addition to the three board members mentioned above, the following continue to remain on the board: Abe Johnson, Glenn Orbaker, Homer Prudom Jr., Everett Blazey, Malvin Fellows and R. Dayton Nichols.
Information on the organization's activities or membership may be obtained by writing to the Secretary: Bruce Kelley, New York Steam Engine Assn., Inc., East Bloomfield, N. Y.