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Gaar Scott traction engine in Alberta

Photograph depicts a Gaar Scott traction engine in working order, steamed twice a year at least. It was built by the M. Rumely Co. in Richmond, Indiana, U.S. The engine is a #16541, has 25 horse power, and 2 cylinders. It was photographed at Texaco Station in Nanton, Alberta. It was owned by Jack burrows of Nanton.

Gaar Scott traction engine in Alberta

Photograph depicts the rear view of the Gaar Scott traction engine parked at Texcoc Station in Nanton, Alberta. The rear wheels have a 2'9" tread. It was used on farms for haulage, threshing, chaff cutting etc., but not plowing.

Traction engines at Nanton, Alberta

Photograph depicts a rear view of 4 of the 6 traction engines in Nanton, Alberta. The left engine was built by Reeves and Co. in Columbus, Indiana, U.S. Its identification is #4438, it has 2 cylinder simple, and a roof. The next engine was built by Waterloo Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Waterloo, Ontario and has a single cylinder. The third engine was built by Sawyer Massey. The engine on the right side is a Gaar Scott, built in 1913, and has 25 horsepower on the drawbar and 75 horsepower on the belt.

Traction engines at Nanton, Alberta

Photograph depicts traction engines owned by Jack Burrows in Nanton, Alberta. There are six in this photo, all of which appear could be steamed, another two in derelict condition, and one in the village in working order. Running from front to rear in the photo: 1) Reeves with roof, U.S. 2) Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 3) Massey, Canada 4) Gaar Scott with roof, U.S. 5) Massey, Hamilton, Canada 6) Gaar Scott, U.S.