Reaching the Flywheeler Club

Sidebar by Wallace Williams

Restoring old machinery – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Arkansas Valley Flywheeler club, which also sponsors the tractor pull at the fair, is always seeking new members.

Many members do not have tractors or engines, just an interest. The only qualification for membership is the annual dues: $16 single, $20 family.

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Old Prime Movers Keep on Chuggin’ at Chaffee County Fair

Article by Wallace Williams

Restoring old machinery – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

A steam whistle broke the silence of an early summer morning at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, and the odor of wood smoke wafted down the valley.

The weather was too warm for a fire, and steam whistles have been obsolete around Salida since about 1956. The noise and smoke came from an Advanced Romley steam tractor, vintage 1920 or so.

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