Young People's Page

| May/June 1973

  • Leckie Smocal Co.
    Leckie Smocal Co. Dinkey's near Anjean, West Virginia. Courtesy of Sheldon Jones, Box 144-D, RFD 1, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754.
    Sheldon Jones
  • Rod engine
    Rod engine with steam shovel in tow. Photo taken near Duo, West Virginia. Courtesy of Sheldon Jones, Box 144-D, RFD 1, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754.
    Sheldon Jones

  • Leckie Smocal Co.
  • Rod engine

Torque Power Live Steam Models Hyattstown, Box 144-D R. F. D., Ijamsville, Maryland 21754

Hi There Young Engineers:

It has been some time since I have had an opportunity to write the Young People's Page, as the last several months have kept me very busy. Those of us who live in mid Maryland have been experiencing a very mild winter. It is now near the end of February and there hasn't been more than one half inch of snow so far this winter. It seems as if we are having an early spring at present with temperatures in the low seventies.

By the time most of you read this, it will be spring and the beginning of the Steam Show season, and like most of you, I am looking forward to attending as many of the shows as I can.

I recently acquired over a hundred photographs taken during the 1920's and I930's. The photographs were taken by my late Grandfather, E. Morris McClung. Grandfather McClung was an avid photographer and at the time these photos were taken he was living in Greenbrier County, which is located in southern West Virginia. At the time there was a great deal of logging and coal mining going on. Many of the photos are of trains used in the coal mining and logging operations which I thought you might enjoy seeing. There will be more of these in future articles.

Well, this is all for right now.


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