I am short on time so today's post will be short. These three photographs come from steam day at the Maryland Fire Museum in Lutherville, Maryland on June 14, 2008. This was the steamer that pumped all day. As I said in another post from this event, I was disappointed in the event failing to remember that the last time I was there it was a special occasion. BUT, if you have never been to the museum the trip is worth it, the rigs are fantastic (if you like that kind of thing and I do). Also if you have never seen a steamer operating before the trip is worth it just for that.
When I get a good scanner that will do my slides and photographs justice I will scan some from 2004 and post those. Imagine three huge grey horses pulling a Gorter water tower, followed by the combination wagon posted a couple of days ago and more horses pulling this big steamer in a parade around the grounds. Then to top it off the steamer pumps water to the set up tower and flows the big gun. It was a sight to see and about as close to perfect as you can get.