Talk on early gas engines at Boothbay Railway Village

Posted Feb. 01, 2013, at 9:43 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 01, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.
Pictured is the operation of an early gasoline engine used to saw wood at the Boothbay Railway Village. Learn more about this activity at the Boothbay Railway Village this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1:30pm.  The talk is free to the public.
Pictured is the operation of an early gasoline engine used to saw wood at the Boothbay Railway Village. Learn more about this activity at the Boothbay Railway Village this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1:30pm. The talk is free to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay, Maine

For more information: 207-633-4727; railwayvillage.org

 BOOTHBAY, Maine — The Boothbay Railway Village will host its second in a series of speaker programs for this year at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The topic of the free talk will be “Early Gas Engines, Their Use and Impact.”

 The museum has produced these historic talks covering a variety of topics during the winter season and they have been well received.  In an effort to highlight the history of Maine, these talks are meant to discuss the impact of such things as roads, shipping, railroading and similar topics.

The museum’s executive director, Bob Ryan, will be offering a presentation on the operation, a brief history and the impact of the internal combustion engine on our past, present and future. Ryan has been fascinated with these early devices for many years, being a charter member of the Maine Antique Power Association, a group dedicated to preserving and demonstrating such machines.

The presentation will explore, in an entertaining and informative way, the development and uses of these early engines on the farm and factory. A highlight of the talk will be a demonstration and actual operation of one of these “one lungers” at the close of the talk. 

For more information please contact the Boothbay Railway Village at 633-4727 Route 27, Boothbay Maine 04537, www.railwayvillage.org.

 

Cutline: Pictured is the operation of an early gasoline engine used to saw wood at the Boothbay Railway Village. Learn more about this activity at the Boothbay Railway Village this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1:30pm.  The talk is free to the public.

 

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