After Canandaigua '97, we headed East for our visit to the New England States. The Steam and Gas Show Directory matched us up with the August 16 show in Western Massachusetts held at the American Legion Field on Route 9 in Dalton. The surrounding Berkshire Mountains were a treat to drive through.
This turned out to be a good visit for us with lots of different engines to look at and parts to buy. Since I own a 5HP Witte, it was a surprise to see a 22HP Witte on the grounds, running a saw mill no less. It was really banging out the RPMs and BOILING the water in the hopper at quite a roll. This engine is owned by the Mitchell family of Chester, MA where it was used at a stone quarry.
Mr. Mitchell is shown here grinning with pleasure
as people looked on at the performance of his Witte.
I would like to have brought this little 2HP
air cooled Famous home, but no sale.
Overall this was a great show, with great weather and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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