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Major Influences


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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13:27 PM
Paul Leatherman III Paul Leatherman III is offline
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A few weeks ago i found an old camera bag of mine. Lo and behold inside was some undeveloped film. I developed it....yes there are still a few places around that does 35mm film.... and found these two pictures.

The first is Robert "Pappy" Butts and myself at Smithsburg steam and craft show here in MD...yes there are steam shows on the East coast.

The second is a bunch of engineers that i have known and have influenced me greatly....Pappy Butts from here in Myersville Md. Thomas R Gingell with the gray coat and Willie Rohrer with the cane both of whom are passed and i miss them so greatly. The other is Pinky Schnider i think standing next to me and behind Tom at the front wheel is Mike Rorher, Willie's son. The engine is my 1922 50 Case serial number 35435 I bought from Bob Butts in 1996. I had run that engine since 1990. Toms engine i first ran in 1978. Later in life when after doing all them things a teenager does and i returned back to my roots, I ran Toms engine in 1994, 1995 when he needed me to. It is a 1922 50hp Case serial number 35437 and was sold new here to Frederick County Md. That engine was owned by the late Danny Dale in New York.

Those men taught me steam, showmanship but most of all life and how to live it.

Thank you Pappy
Tom, Willie.... i know you are both running engines in Heaven and just waiting for me. I miss you both and thank you.
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