Some new stuff at R&T this year
Featuring Hercules engine and related equipment in the small engine grove, and in the large gas engine area, they will be hosting the 150th anniversary of the Atmospheric Engine with an 1873 Crossley engine on loan from the Henry Ford Museum and the association's 1869 Otto and Langen engine.
Also featuring historical construction equipment. The antique construction equipment area has been an interesting area of activity for some years now and is managed by the Keystone Antique Earthmovers, a chapter of the national group: the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA). Attendees to this year's show will have the chance to see many pieces of antique construction equipment in action but in a greatly expanded area. These range from an early Erie steam shovel to earthmovers from the 1970s era. There will be an area for crawler tractors to doze and also load earth. Another area will be for cable shovels and clamshells. Still another area will be for graders to show their leveling skills. Antique dump trucks will be transporting earth from one site to another.
Note R&T has as permanent exhibits the oldest running gas engine and the oldest running diesel engine in the US