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.

The engine that started it all, a 3 HP Fairbanks-Morse Z (serial no. 223298) that was originally used to pump water at the castle-like Bothwell Lodge (in background) near Sedalia, Mo. Purchased from its original installation by Junior Henderson, it is now owned by his great-nephew Charles Wise.
Photo by Charles Wise