Today's photographs were taken on June 14 at steam day in Lutherville, Maryland at the fire museum. As with some of my other shots recently they were taken in harsh sunlight. I made the trip with Skin to see the streamer work, if you look close at the last photograph you can see him in the upper left of the leaning against a pole. It was a fun day but I was a little disappointed, the last time I went was 2004 and the place was packed with hose reels, hand tubs, horses and vendors. The steamer even pumper to the Gorter water tower that was pulled by three big horses. I forgot that was the 100TH anniversary of the big Baltimore fire and it was a special event.
For those of you that read the Shippensburg New Chronicle now comes the time when I slam an uneducated reported that tried to be cute and screw the Vigilant's and WEFR over in the press again. The apparatus in the last photo are called hose reels not "hand drawn pumper" they were used to lay hose to fight a fire not pump water. You don't see a pump on them do you? And by the way the Cumberland Valley's hose reel they had in the Newville parade was not an 1859, in fact it may have never been owned by the company. The reel came from the domestic pump many many decades ago and was restored by the company. People should not write about things they know nothing about. I feel better now.