| March/April 1979

HOWARD H. PEARCY, Kokomo, Indiana, died July 14,1978 at the age of 83. His nickname of Casey Jones was earned as a young man when he owned and operated several different steam engines in and around Miami County doing custom threshing. He was an active member of the Elwood Historical Club and the Mid America Threshing and Antique Club. He was a familiar sight with his Red River Special Nichols and Shepard engine, operating it last at the Burlington, Indiana 4th of July celebration.

Submitted by Ray Pearcy, Pineville, Missouri 64856.

ROBERT SCHAUDEL of Forsyth, Montana, an old time steam enthusiast, passed away March 7, 1978, at the age of 84. He was an old time thresherman. He threshed 55 falls, 17 of which were with steam engines. His hobby was rebuilding threshing machines.

Submitted by Don Bradley, Forsyth, Montana 59327.

CLEMENT E. BAUER, 78, railroad enthusiast and model locomotive builder, died recently in LaMoille, Illinois. He became interested in railroading as a child and as a teenager studied the reciprocating motion of steam by correspondence course. He also gained practical experience by operating the giant steam engines used for threshing grain. He built three miniature locomotives. The first engine he built was powered by steam and completed in 1972. The second was a diesel hydraulic unit and the third was a steam type equipped with a burner which used either coal or oil. He was a member of the Model Locomotive Builders Association of California and was affiliated with the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show.

Submitted by Harry Schaller, Klempton, Pennsylvania 19529.


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