Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition

The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.

Gene George, Rob Gill and Bob Gill with their 10 HP International Harvester M in 1978 at Olmstead, Ill. For a few years, Gene and Bob funded their hobby by selling cornmeal at showgrounds with this 10 HP M (serial no. D3412) and a Meadows grist mill.
Photo courtesy Rob Gill