Photograph depicts a traction engine at a ranch on Nicola Lake, near Merritt. The engine was made by Nichols-Shepard Co. at Battle Creek, Michigan and named the "Red River Special." It is undated and has 2 cylinders, side tanks, 16-10 horse power, wood burner, firebox 5 ft. long.
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.
Photograph depicts a ranch at the upper and east end of Nicola Lake, 20 miles northeast of Merritt. It has a steam traction engine and thresher, last used agriculturally about 10 years ago. Steamed and moved in 1964 for C.B.C.
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.
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.
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.
Photograph depicts a Sawyer Massey traction engine in Nanton, Alberta. The device parallel and topside of the boiler to heat feed water. The water tank is small so it must have had a water cart in constant attendance.