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2 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Looks like that photo is from the 50's so I would say scrappage

Wasn't much interest in saving that stuff back then 

#35 of the PRR built in their shop 1928

G5 Class 4-6-0 designed for commuter service 

Last Steam Locomotive to operate on Long Island retired 1955

Now on display at Oyster Bay Railway Museum 

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Jeeper61, 1955 sounds right. I saw the last steam locomotive on our Milwaukee RR around Buttermilk Curve in the fall of 1956 go by. It was pulling another steam locomotive with its side irons removed and sticking up out of its tender. And that tender was pulling another tender to scrap. A sad, sad sight. But I was still blessed to grow up enjoying at least 10 years I remember of the steamers passing around our farm on that horseshoe loop and the old engineers tooting the whistle at us waving boys on the farm. Gary😢

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Woman posing with a Chain Rail Clayton crawler tractor. I know nothing about them.

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A British Fowler steam Snake Track Roadless crawler.

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A Soviet crawler. I know nothing more. Maybe it is pulling a potato digger for a Vodka company?

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An advertisement for Holt Crawlers, with a ghost image of a Holt steam tractor at left.

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A Ten Ton Holt at the Waterford Arsenal, pre WWI trials.

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Someone on Facebook posted this with no information but it obviously is a half scale IHC Mogul "Type" tractor.

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An IHC McCormick-Deering Farmall Regular is pulling a Rumely Combine Harvester (their terminology).

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This is close as our family could come to imitating the above photo.

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Another view of our McCormick-Deering tractors and Rumely Combine Harvester.

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Tubacase47 should get excited with this restored 930 Case at a dealership in North Dakota.

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The cover of an International Farm Equipment Buyer's guide with a 1256 Farmall. 

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The 1256 I used to have was my favorite newer IH tractor.

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An interior shot inside a blacksmith's shop in Valley City, North Dakota. Blacksmith shops have always fascinated me. Dad was a blacksmith, farrier and wheelwright when not farming.  Gary😁

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If you look closely at the Buyer's Guide cover you'll notice the 1256 is a prototype because it has thinly disguised 1206 style shift controls and throttle lever. The picture was taken at the Hickory Hill Photographic Center with Verlin Foster and Russell Johnson as "farmers" in the photo op. I have a black and white 1256 introduction leaflet and it features a picture of what is likely that same tractor since the setting is Hickory Hill and the levers are 1206. Would be fun to have that tractor or at least know the serial number.

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Seeing that restored Case 930 Gary posted for Tubacase47, thought l would post a couple of pics l took several years ago for him too. lt has been sitting in the same spot for at least 20 years. Story is that a elderly man, never married and no children and no other family for heirs died and left his land (740 acres) and all equipment to no one. The bank pays the land taxes out of a escrow account. About 10 years ago, a oil company came in and drilled 3 wells and hit pretty good on them and the royalty money goes into that same account.

Somebody told me that F.W. Zaloudek at Kremlin, Oklahoma was at one time the largest Case dealer in the USA. They even had their own foundry to cast weights. They also cast weights for JD and IH back in their time.

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Twosteppin2001, you are correct on F.W. Zaloudek being the largest Case dealer in the U.S.  They advertised in the High Plains Journal published in Dodge City.  I even drove by there in August 1977, the day after Elvis died.

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Well l don't mean to add to the controversy over polka dot vs. stripedy hats but....  My son found this pic of me from when l went on the wheat harvest 1972. Not sure what category of hat a multi colored stripedy hat fits into. Not sure about the shirt either...

 

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On 2/14/2023 at 10:45 AM, twostepn2001 said:

About 10 years ago, a oil company came in and drilled 3 wells and hit pretty good on them and the royalty money goes into that same account.

I guess he missed the boat on that one

He was likely better off 

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17 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Yes it is. Here is another pic of the combine l operated.

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I see poka dots 

Buddy had a 510 with cab for his first combine when he started farming, his memory must be fading cause I hear I kind of miss it occasionally, once in awhile he would get a dry evening and be going after midnight and then headlights would appear, neighbor said he had shutdown for the night and could hear it barking through the straight pipe from 2 miles away and had to drive over for a chat

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20 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Yes it is. Here is another pic of the combine l operated.

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twostepn2001, With Anson gone from our midst and only Roger who wears the choo choo cap, I have to cut him slack, as he does engineer small locomotives. But I see a co-worker there with a polka dot cap! Watch Roger, he'll likely bring up that little icon of a guy beating a dead horse to death.

I'll bet that was quite an experience going with the custom combiners. I'll bet that 510 Massey wasn't too bad of a thing to run either. My last combine was a 760. It was used and came up from Muleshoe, Texas. I'm shown stopped for a refreshment from the wife with her camera. This was my last crop I cut in 1980. 20-21% interest took me under as I'd borrowed plenty to double the size of my cropland. That is when the IH 4568 came into the picture too. Gary😉 

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16 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

I dont know about the hat but sometimes I wish I could go back to 1972 ish,of course I was only 7 at the time.....

 

 

 

I sort of wish I could go back to 1972 ish too, IF... I could avoid the pitfalls and mistakes I made along the way. Gary😁

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9 minutes ago, Old Binder Guy said:

My last combine was a 760. It was used and came up from Muleshoe, Texas.

Muleshoe ain't too far from my old stompin' grounds. About 70 or 75 miles NW of Lubbock. Prior to me going on the wheat harvest, the only experience l had with a combine with a Baldwin-Gleaner model A was a bit traumatic for a 6 year old. Anyway, l had heard that the man l went on the harvest with traded the six 510's for 5 new 750's the next year.

 

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22 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Muleshoe ain't too far from my old stompin' grounds. About 70 or 75 miles NW of Lubbock. Prior to me going on the wheat harvest, the only experience l had with a combine with a Baldwin-Gleaner model A was a bit traumatic for a 6 year old. Anyway, l had heard that the man l went on the harvest with traded the six 510's for 5 new 750's the next year.

 

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twostepn2001, this accordion player still has ten of those things. But, I owned a CII Gleaner. They had that rock hatch underneath the feeder, so it wouldn't tear up the machinery in the feeder. I forget now the "wrench" they had to close that door back up. But I had the header all the way up and pried the latch shut. I had one of my fingers in it when it over center latched. I've had several black fingernails over the years. (Farmer, Bodyman, Woods worker) but that one was the worst blue nail and injured finger I've ever had. It was a real smasher. Farmall Kid was operating it in this 1980 photo, my last year of farming. Gary 😉

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I am not sure if the latch was the same on M and hillside model to boot, but think it was. On the MH2 lay on your back push door up with one foot push latch with the other. The guys that showed me all started with the CH  Gleaners, which is why I think it was the same.

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3 hours ago, ray54 said:

I am not sure if the latch was the same on M and hillside model to boot, but think it was. On the MH2 lay on your back push door up with one foot push latch with the other. The guys that showed me all started with the CH  Gleaners, which is why I think it was the same.

Same on a A2. Miserable machine but easy to repair asit was always broke

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