Old en­gines on show

The Riverine Herald - - WHAT'S ON -

ARE YOU a fan of his­tory and old en­gines? Then this event is for you. The Echuca His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is hav­ing an engine run day on Satur­day at the Echuca His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum (the old po­lice sta­tion) on the cor­ner of War­ren and Dick­son streets. It will be held in the port precinct as a part of Se­niors Week but is open to all ages. The en­gines on dis­play in­clude an early 1900s Tangye Oil Engine, a 1917 Gra­ham made in Bal­larat, a 1949 Lis­ter G type saw bench engine and a 1948 Baltic sim­plex engine (badged Ron­ald­son and Tippet). The Gra­ham is one of only three known to still be in ex­is­tence and is 100 years old this year. To main­tain these en­gines they need to be started up and run reg­u­larly. The en­gines will be op­er­ated by the Echuca Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club mem­bers on be­half of the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety from 10.30am to 2pm. The $5 en­try fee in­cludes all ar­eas of the mu­seum.

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