This is a new call for owners to tell us the whereabouts of steam traction engines in the U.S. and Canada to follow up on the quest we started in 1981.
We published a compilation of all the engines we could find out about, in 1983. Now it's time for additional listing, and photographs. So tell us about any engines we did not list before.
If we are able to, we would like to put together a total record so that the location of every surviving steam traction engine is in print for all collectors and restorers to know about.
What we need from you is this: Make, year, serial number, HP, and anything else you can tell us such as changes in ownership, restoration work started and/or completed, name of owner and present location.
We seek pictures too. .preferably black and white, clear, with identification on a accompanying sheet.
To submit information and pictures for the next booklet, send them to WHERE ARE THE ENGINES II, Stemgas Publishing Co., Box 328, Lancaster, PA 17603.
When we compiled our first 'Where Are The Engines,' we received information about many engines which were no longer in the possession of those who described them, but which they remembered with great fondness. One such is the photo above, sent to us by Jim Bucknall, PO Box 79, Campden, Ontario, Canada L0' 1G0, who wrote:
'This picture is very near and dear to my heart. This is my great grandfather's engine, a 1904 or '05 Waterous built by the Waterous Engine Works, Brantford, Ontario.
'Grandpa Jim Morley (who I am named after) is the one with the dark beard and wide suspenders who is leaning against the front of the front wheel of the engine.
'Dad and I used to thrash for the people who did have the farm and barn in the background on the Tintem Road. But now, they're gone, barn's gone, engine's gone and everybody in the picture, but I am renting and working the land where the picture was taken.'