The Engine Hall of Fame


| March/April 1994


P. O. Box 64, Woodland, Illinois 60974

I'm an old-time engine man,
That I would make plain,
And what I'd love is an
ENGINE HALL OF FAME.
Oh, I can see the engines there
All decked out so fine,
Standing in one big ring,
There'd be no head of line.
Then all the engineers
From far and near could claim
His engine was first 'n' best in that
ENGINE HALL OF FAME!

When Huber built an engine,
They knew just what to do;
From beginning to end
They built that return flue.
Now some would fault the Huber;
She's slow to fire up,
But once you got her goin',
You could easy keep her hot.
Out before the first light,
In the morning dew,
With a certain pride in knowin',
'Fore the day was through,
That ol' gal could turn out more
Than a hundred men could do.
And all those other engines,
No matter what their names,
Will welcome that ol' Huber to that
ENGINE HALL OF FAME!

There is Eddie with his mighty Keck,
I saw it spankin' new,
Threshin' out some long damp stuff,
barking clear and true.
Eddie threshed for fifty years,
fifty years gone by,
He's almost threshed for fifty more,
somewhere in the sky.
Eddie used her in the sun
and he tuned her in the rain,
And he'll stand proud beside her in the
ENGINE HALL OF FAME!



Big Russell on a sawmill,
the best I ever saw,
Was cuttin' Burr Oak bridge planks,
down on the Mackinaw.
My fond memory turns time back,
to the singin' of that circle saw,
mixed with barkin' of that stack.
I dreamed about that Russell and the
ENGINE HALL OF FAME;
Delmar said she'd be there,
And Frankie said the same.

Nichols and Shepard's
praises are sung
by the patriarch
of the Dalton gang.
Carter Dalton
is the old boy's name,
and to ride the high iron
was his early aim.
But his Daddy said,
'Boy, stay on the land.'
(Back then his Daddy
was the leader of the clan.)
So he satisfied
his love for steam;
he became top peg
in a threshing ring.
Now threshin' today
just ain't the same.
Shall we try it again in that
ENGINE HALL OF FAME?
Yes, let's try it again in the
ENGINE HALL OF FAME.














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