Nope this is not about cars.  I discovered during a visit at the local watering hole the world's only operating  Big Boy Steam Locomotive No. 4014 was going across Western Kansas November 20 - 21 - 22 - 23. 2019.  So  Jerrie and I headed to Quniter, Kansas and took some pictures. 

Our first sign it was a coming eventhough about 30 minutes late was steam in the sky.  I bet this is about 2 miles away.

The engine came into sight, heading for Quinter, Kansas.  I was told it ran between 50 and 60 MPH because of the condition of the track and the weight of the train.

At some locations you could tour the EXPERIENCE UNION PACIFIC to learn more, but not at Quinter.

Here is some Idea of size.  Two sets of three drive wheels on each side about my height. You good looking girls can guess at this.

The name also gives some sense of its size.

It was built when and where?

Let us look down the side.

After about 30 minutes it built up steam and blew the whistle, dang it was loud (this is a family post or I could be more descriptive).

For a while the train and the people standing there were invisable and then the train slowly reappeared and went west heading for Oakley, Kansas.

Haysville, Kansas 2019

Oct 23, 2019

Chuck and I went to Haysville, Kansas on October 19, 2019 for the first year of their one day show at Riggs Park.   There were approximatley 180 cars.  Take a look.

Everybody likes 57 Chevys, but it would have been hard to pick the best there.

I traded eating at El Dos, Scott City, with many Horses Asses (Pelton, Sharp, Arnold, Vonleonrod) for driving 250 miles one way to spend the whole day with two Horses Asses (Dee and Chuck Gill).

Everybody knows, the engine, motor, muscle, mill, internal combustion, tri-power, dual quad, big block, blown, hopped up, small block, stroked, crate is the heart of all hot rods.

How about the King of Rat Rods?????

Second in Rat Rod Class was a van that Cheech and Chong brought?

There were not very many street rods but there were a couple of good ones.

How about a special Oldsmobile?

The Haysville show in Riggs Park sports has very special scenery, take a look.

You thought I was talking about a different type of scenery? Did you not??????

I spotted 2 excellent Camaros.

The above 36? Ford is bright in color but I like it a lot.

I told you in the Larned Post that the Dotys from Hays, Kansas came to Haysville.  This time they brought not only the 58 Pickup but also their 46 Delivery.

Scroll down and you will see muscle from the 60's and at least one 70's represented at Haysville.

Everything at the Haysville show centers around the Gazebo like in Scott and this is where I had to go to get my door prize.  Just telling you what you missed.

Take a look at the Rat Rod Pickup, the Olds Custom with a Straight 8 and 67 Ford Fairlane XL 500 with a 289.

Somebody was already on to Halloween!!!

Here on, by popular demand I have begun ending posts with a woman's back side.  This time I found some real fine tails.   Have a gander or goose below.


I have heard about a show at Douglass, Kansas on November 23, 2019 but the chance of good weather is sketchy.  I expect I will see you in 2020.


Larned, Kansas 2019

Oct 15, 2019

The Vonleonrods and I went from Hutchinson via 4th street to Larned on October 6, 2019.  It was stormy looking on the way but cleared up.  They had a good show with approximatley 60 cars including club member cars. 

How about  a Gasser Style Studebaker Lark II.


Just a few general shots around the park.  Actually, there were two lines of cars on the north side.

The owner of this Cyclone said he owned this when he was in high school and later found it again, bought it back and restored it.  Reminds me of the 67 Farlaine I owned in college.

How about PT Cruisers a pair?   The first is chopped with a small block V8 and the second has a matching trailer.

How about some grills, not Gills they were in Arkansas.

The last grill is a 57 Ford Convertible, belonging to Brock McPherson of Great Bend, Kansas. It was voted  Best of Show.

I told you Sheila, Mark and Jake were there.  The Road Runner was a big trophy getter for the weekend, Best Mopar Hutchinson and Best Mopar and Top Ten in Larned.

Present was a nice example of a 66 Chevy and a Datsun Z car.

This good looking Sedan was home built and is well done.

This 58 Chevy Custom Pickup is last but not least.  I have seen it several times this year and it is nice.  It is DRIVEN and owned by Shelby and Jim Doty, of Hays, Kansas. 

The Vonleonrods and I took the Larned Club up on their invite to see their building.  The club was left the money to purchase a building to contain a museum, meeting room, kitchen and club house.  They have progressed and it will be the site of the show next summer. They want information and pictures from western Kansas car clubs to display. The Lake Scott Car Club intends to contribute.


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