Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekend Steam: Aerial Views Of Old Threshers

4 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

That's a LOT of tractors!

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

What's funny to me(and scary), a good percentage of those tractors were new, or not even made yet when Old Threshers began in 1950. I think it was 1953 when my family first went. The oldest memories in me are steam engines.

Merle Morrison said...

Where I grew up in western PA there are a number of small oil fields, many of them powered by rods with a central power station. Most are abandoned, with the equipment left in place. There are many antique gas engines sitting there, rusting away, with the old steam engines they replaced, keeping each other company in the round house. Here & there there are a few steam traction engines, with a smattering of steam powered construction/logging equipment.

Guess it was too much trouble to haul the old "junk" out of the woods when they were done with it.

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Sounds like I should schedule a safari with you....