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mowinman2

Last show of the year. Pic Heavy

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Well guys and gals, Im sorry to say this will probably be the last set of pictures that Ill be uploading for a while. The shows in NC are coming to an end and yesterday was the last one that ill be attending this year. This show is called 100 Years of Progress and is a show featuring tractors, trucks, toys, antiques, displays from yester-year, a tractor pull and auction. And to top it all off, Everything you see is owned by one man in Carthage NC. Yes you read that correctly, this is the collection of just one guys stuff. You'll notice towards the end of the slide-show 2 trucks with the train undercarriage. This man owns a company that fixes/corrects train de-railments all up and down the east coast. Its plainly obvious that money isnt an issue. I remember watching RFDTV and seeing him and his wife obtain the record for buying the most expensive tractor. I think the auction ended at $850,000 for a steam powered tractor. :O:drl Anyways, He has everything in sections. I.E. steam tractors, steel wheel tractors, rubber tire tractors, trucks, construction equipment etc. etc. This was a very very impressive collection as he continues to add more and more. I went 3 years ago and I could tell he had been very busy buying and restoring more! I counted at least 50 steam tractors ( I didnt get an accurate count from the plowing demo) 73 steel wheel tractors, 110 rubber tire and Im sure I missed a few. Sorry for my rambling, but I was just blown away and I wish all my pictures could do him and his equipment justice but it doesnt even come close. Not to mention, you wont find the average John Deere B, or the Allis Chalmers WD-45 or even a Farmall M. No, those are no where near there. He has the obsolete, rare, un-obtainable tractors that you wont ever see agian until you go back to his show. Enjoy the slideshow. I should mention, that some of the CAT stuff at the beginning is not his. The Antique Caterpillar Collectors Association were on display. Other than that, its all his. http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/100%20years%20of%20Progress%20in%20Carthage%20NC/?albumview=slideshow

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midnightpumpkin
There must be a lot of money in railroading these days. The guy who owns this collection, made his money in short line railroads in SE Ohio, West Virgina, and Pennsylvania. [url]http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com/[/url] John U

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mowinman2
It was a blast. I went 3 years ago and was amazed at the amount he has added since then. Larry, its always the first weekend in November and outside the town of Carthage. Well worth the day trip.

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You'll notice that Stanley Steamer car in some of the pics from 1909. I got to ride in it free of charge! I took a video while on board. It was very windy so the noise is obnoxious but its still neat seeing it going down the road. Especially riding in it. There was 7 people on when I rode. We got up to 45mph before we had to stop. Still had some throttle left! [URL=http://s1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/Videos/?action=view¤t=P4110276.mp4][IMG]http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af355/Iluvtruks0/Videos/th_P4110276.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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