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Old 07-14-2011, 05:04:56 PM
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I don't know if this has ever been posted here, but found these pics on the internet. I would love to "stumble" across something like this.
http://wandel.ca/oil/
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Great pictures. Thanks for posting the link. Bill K
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This is way cool!
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Very nice display
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Thats Oilsprings Ontario. Which is in the same area as Petrolia Ontario where the first commercial oilwell in North America was. Yes I know you were all taught the first commercail well was in PA. The well in Petrolia actually was producing a year or two earlier. I have allways though that area would be good for engines just never got the chance to look yet. Alot of the farms in the area still have wells working on jig lines off a single central power unit. I have even heard of wind powerd pumping rigs there. The other neat thing in the area is most of the farms use natural gas from their own private wells to heat and cook.
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Are there vintage oilfield engines in Western Canada ?
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:48:53 PM
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Oddly no there are few if any vintage oilfield engines in W Canada. I do know of one steam drilling engine as part of a display but that is about it. There are persistant rumours of some old drilling equiptment including boilers and engines in the creeks around what was once Oil City in Waterton Lakes National Park. Specifically somewhere up Cameron Creek from where the historical marker is. Down side is its a National Park and therefore its illegal to remove. The National Park service would rather see it rust away in obscurity rather then see it preserved.
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