THE GOLDEN ROLL


| July/August 1990



DAVE BOWMAN, 69, of Greenwood, Indiana, died unexpectedly on March 25, 1990. He was a steam engine enthusiast for many years and housed his engines on his place of business on Highway #31, Whiteland, Indiana, where he would fire them up at different times and watch the people who drove by wonder at the sight. Over the years he had owned a Case engine, two Baker engines, and a Keck-Gonnerman, which he had just recently sold.

Dave was an active member of the Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, Inc., at Rushville. Always there the week before the show to help clean the grounds, he delighted in exhibiting his own engine at the show. He loved his engines and collected parts and whistles for them from all over. Traveling the steam engine circuit every summer, he did not miss many shows of the midwest states. He loved visiting with his fellow club members and steam enthusiasts at all the shows.

He is survived by his son, Dick, of Bargersville. He was a first rate gentleman, and will be greatly missed by his many friends everywhere.

Submitted by Marjorie Ross, Treas. Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, Inc. P.O. Box #44, Paragon, Indiana 46166.

EARL HAMILTON, born December 14, 1904, entered into the 'land of the Golden Whistles' on February 27, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Grace, whom he married in 1940, four daughters, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many friends.

He was a member of several steam clubs including Hookstown, Stumpt00own, Beaver Valley, National Pike and others. Earl still owned his father's 40 HP Case which he used to operate the sawmill, a scale Case which he handmade, a railroad with mile of track and a Porter 'Dinky' locomotive which he used for his scenic railroad. People would come from a great distance to ride the 'Hamilton Scenic Railroad.'