The Round Lake Steam and Gas Engine Show


| July/August 1976



Norman Wilson

Norman Wilson, Ocheyedan, Iowa, ''letting off some steam'' at the Second Annual Round Lake Steam & Gas Engine Show, Round Lake, Minnesota. Photo by Worthington Daily Globe, Worthington, Mr. [Thanks to Jim Brandenbury, photo editor, for permission to use p

Dave Thompson

Mora, Minnesota 55051.

The second Annual Round Lake Steam & Gas Engine Show was again a big success despite the cool September temperatures. The show is organized and sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota/ Northwest Iowa's most eager engine enthusiasts and is held on the Marty Waage place, on the west edge of Round Lake, Minnesota.

The sound of engines popping and steam whistles screaming gathered a large crowd of curious spectators. Among the engines displayed was an upright Lister, manufactured in England, a Monitor pump engine, pumping water into a cream can that never seemed to get full, a Cushman and a 15HP tank cooled International. An Economy Saw rig cut a huge stack of firewood. Jim and Roy Reimer had their collection of Galloway engines, including a 5 HP, 9 HP and a Handy Andy, all very nicely restored.

The biggest attraction of the show was Norman Wilson's steam engines. Occasionally Norm would have to 'let off some steam' through his mocking bird whistle.

As always, refreshments were served and enjoyed by all, and, of course, the group is in anticipation of a bigger and better Steam & Gas Engine Show for 76..