75 HP, Erie City Ironworks Steam Engine
Donated by the Heath Family
In 2019 the Dublin Gas Engine Meet was the recipient of a huge 14×16 inch Balanced valve, 75-horsepower Steam Engine, from the former Heath Lumber company in North Hyde Park, Vermont.
This engine was purchased by the Heath Lumber Mill in North Hyde Park, VT, in the 1930s, from another sawmill. It powered a Phoenix Head Band Mill (the biggest mill in New England at the time!) until early in the 1960s when it was replaced by electric motors.
The blade bands on the mill were 11 ½” wide and over 40’ long with each of the 2 wheels on the bandsaw being 8’ in diameter.
In October 2019 Dave and a crew of guys, heavy equipment and a pre-made wood base in tow, arrived at the former Heath Lumber company to secure the engine for transportation to Dublin NH where it would reside in its permanent home. The engine was so large the side wall of the building was removed to get at this behemoth.
The engine sat idle in the bottom of the Heath Lumber Mill from 1964 until 2019, when it was donated to the Dublin Gas Engine Meet by the Heath family. It has been cleaned up and it fired right back up after 55 years of sitting!
The steam engine was given by the Heath family of North Hyde Park, VT in memory of their dad Buck Heath. The family wanted to see the engine have a good home where it would be restored and revived for all to see.
Removal of the Erie City Ironworks Steam Engine
Photos courtesy BLM Photography
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The Erie City Ironworks, 14×16 Inch Balanced Steam Engine Resides In Its Own Restored Building On The Cricket Hill Property.
September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2022
Saturday Parade at 1PM
Sunday Parade at 1PM
Event is held Rain or Shine
Free Parking on site.
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Friday: 7am until Dark
Saturday: 7am until Dark
Sunday: 7am until 3pm
Admission: New Price $10 (12yrs. and under FREE!)