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.

A 1927 16 HP Cummins Diesel (serial no. 8149) that was once used aboard the “Standard,” a sternwheel towboat owned by Standard Oil. This engine and generator combination was saved by Bob Drake and restored to running condition by Bob and Rob Gill in 2013.
Photo by Charles Wise