Old engines on show
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.