This was only my second show, with Canandaigua being my first, just getting into gas engines this year. On a Friday afternoon, September 8, 1995, we went to Alexander, NY for the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine 29th Annual Rally. It ran from the 7th to the 10th, but I had to stay at work until the weekend. Suffice it to say, that it was GREAT anyway - you name it, it was there. There were loads of fine engines and tractors to see and I was surprised that I hadn't heard of it before. I pick up a copy of the Steam and Gas Show Directory every year now. Location: Gillate Road, Alexander, NY 8 miles South of Batavia, 1 mile West of Alexander, 1 mile North of US Route 20.
Point AND click for enlargements of Cooper Bessemer engines, a Waterloo Boy tractor, and a mammoth Oil Pull tractor and its engine!
Point and click for PHOTOS from the 1998 show:
If you have any doubt about what it takes to restore one of these engines, take a look at
Craig Prucha's Bovaird restoration report! Do come back.
From the Fall 2000 show:
Jeannie and I had previously toured the old factory power house at Nunda, NY
and took photos of this engine in its original condition and setting.
Craig Prucha's Swan engine
Visit Craig Prucha's Swan Restoration Page - Do come back.
Craig Prucha and his Field Brundage
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