Full Steam Ahead

Tuck­a­hoe steam and gas show con­tin­ues to­day

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE - By CHRIS POLK cpolk@star­dem.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @chrisp_s­tar­dem. Email me at cpolk@star­dem.com.

— The big­gest show around this week­end is the Tuck­a­hoe Steam and Gas As­so­ci­a­tion An­nual Show at the show­grounds at 11472 Ocean Gate­way, a few miles north of Eas­ton.

The show con­tin­ues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day, July 9.

See an­tique steam trac­tion en­gines oper­at­ing, along with an­tique gas trac­tors and en­gines, horse-drawn equip­ment, an­tique cars and trucks, live steam model trains and much more.

There also are sev­eral mu­seum build­ings of ex­hibits, wheat thresh­ing, rock crush­ing, spin­ning, weav­ing, can­ing and old-time home­mak­ing arts.

A full kitchen serves food, and there’s live mu­si­cal entertainment and a flea mar­ket that stretches for acres.

Sun­day’s events will in­clude an an­tique trac­tor pull, gospel mu­sic and craft demon­stra­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion, check out www.tuck­a­hoesteam.org.

PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK

Trac­tion en­gines that are over 100 years old, left, and modern trac­tors travel the roads at the Tuck­a­hoe Steam and Gas An­nual Show on Satur­day.

Rumely Oil Pull trac­tion en­gines are dec­o­rated with Amer­i­can flags, ready to pa­rade.

Live steam en­gine model trains run the track at the Tuck­a­hoe Steam and Gas An­nual Show. The mod­els are made from rail­road blue­prints by Aiken­back Live Steam­ers and run on al­co­hol or bu­tane.

Wayne Scott, right, ad­mires the 1931 Stude­baker fire truck re­claimed and re­fur­bished by fire­fight­ers at the Church Hill Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany. The fire truck was one of the high points in the show’s daily grand pa­rade.

Crowds en­joy an­tique trac­tion en­gines and more.

Wheat is threshed as huge draft horses pull on a cir­cu­lar tread­mill at the Tuck­a­hoe Steam and Gas An­nual Show on Satur­day. The cir­cu­lar, horse-pow­ered wheat thresher was built be­fore the Civil War and is the only one in Mary­land that is oper­a­tional, ac­cord­ing to show or­ga­niz­ers.

Crowds en­joy an­tique trac­tion en­gines and more.

Dave Su­pers of Sudlersville ad­justs his 1915 Frick trac­tion en­gine.

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