News From the Pioneer Gas Engine Association Meeting

Information about the annual Pioneer Gas Engine Association meeting held in Fairville, N.Y.


| January/February 1967



1926 Caterpillar Thirty

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Dorothy B. Smith, Ontario, New York.

PHOTO: DOROTHY B. SMITH

Information about the annual Pioneer Gas Engine Association meeting held in Fairville, N.Y. 

The latest news from the Pioneer Gas Engine Association meeting. This 1926 Caterpillar Thirty is owned by Paul Luckman of Walworth, New York, a Director of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association. The original owner logged a large tract of timber near Paulaski, N.Y. He also used it on a sawmill (built in 1886) until 1960. Paul bought it in 1963. He rebuilt the magneto and did some work on the tracks. It has been shown at the PGEA reunions the last three years. Sorry Paul wasn't present when the picture was taken!

The 1966 Annual meeting of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. was held on Nov. 6th at the Firehall in Fairville, N.Y. A short memorial service was held in memory of members who have passed away during the past year. A plaque is to be made on which these deceased members' names will be engraved.

Election of officers was held and the following were duly elected: President: Roland Riegle, Tonawanda, N.Y.; Vice-President: Franklin Orbaker, Newark, N.Y.; Secretary: Mrs. Dorothy B. Smith, Ontario, N.Y.; Treasurer: Mrs. Mary Johnson, Marion, N.Y.; Directors for three years: Ted McCauley, Groveland, N.Y.; Kenneth Roloff, Marilla, N.Y.; Harold Brown, Seneca Castle, N.Y.

A local branch has been organized which is to be known as the Central New York Branch of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. These members felt that the distance was too great to attend the monthly meetings of the parent club. They will hold local rallies and gas-ups.

Pioneer Engine News

The dates for the 1967 Reunion have been set for July 28, 29 and 30th at the same place in Fairville. We had a total of 313 members for 1966. Anyone interested in joining for 1967, send $2.00 to the Secretary at the above address. All members receive a bimonthly newsletter, the Pioneer Engine Bugle.