We've made a lot of progress getting the 1905 Advance Traction engine prepared for display. We had to build a few items to make it complete, including a new smoke stack, fuel storage box and water tank. In this photo I'm fogging the entire interior of the boiler with Rust-X to seal it all up and prevent any further deterioration. Now we only have a few more final touches to address before she's ready for display.
We purchased this 16-HP straw burner from the LeMay Museum auction in Seattle in 2009. It's been a great addition to our vehicle collection, as traction engines revolutionized agriculture and load transportation at a time when draft horses were the main alternative.
The Advance will be displayed outside the museum. Keep watching the blog - we'll post photos as we move her from South Fairbanks across town to the museum.