The New England Wireless and Steam Museum
Yankee Steam Up 2006
30 September 2006 dawned bright, crisp and sunny. A perfect fall day in New England and a great day for the annual Yankee Steam Up hosted by the Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich RI. Here are pictures I took of the event which seemed to have the best attendance I have seen in many years of going to this get together. Great for the musuem as this is their major fund raiser of the year.
This roller is one of the first things seen on entering the grounds from the parking field.
NEMES member Jim Paquette was set up in his usual spot near the boiler. Sorry but I missed getting a photo of the ever popular Edgar, world famous donut hound, who was snoozing in the shade.
This is a view of the steam/air tables. The building to the left is an exhibition hall and to the right is the hall of steam engines.
Dave Osier, NEMES member, lends his hand to provide scale
NEMES founder and long time president Ron Ginger talks with show visitors
Baxter engines, built by Colt Firearms after the Civil War. The photo to the left is of a large engine in the steam shed, I didn't realize the gentleman had stepped into the photo till I got home and started looking through the pictures. Center picture is of a smaller version of the Baxter that was on display outside.
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Photos and captions by Errol Groff