Member’s Corner – a place to share your old stories with your Brother’s and Sister’s. If you would like to share a story, contact the hall.
George Comer, Jr – George is a 50+ year member of our local. He has shared a few stories from his years in the local. Click to read his stories.
This is an Old Northwest Model 25 Shovel. The Shovel was sitting in downtown Washington, DC for years. It has CAT engine with a pony motor. The pony motor was locked up. I converted it to electric start. The shovel has been restored and is currently in a museum.
I was a charter member of the Baltimore Washington Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA). They hold sandbox shows all over the USA. This show was held off Earls Road back in the 1990’s.
Tom Leopold’s son Tommy practicing for the COC test. The crane is a t43. I restored it and Gene Anderson painted it. It has a clambucket on it.
Zac Comer getting a crane lesson on the 143 from his grandpop. We took the 143 to sandox shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Brian Williams stacking 50 ton slabs with CJW’s Lima 2400
Shelby GT500KR. Car was bought in Springfield, Illinois. I drove the care home in a snow storm. I did repairs and brought back to stock.
Bought in 1983 – $16,000
Sold in 2006- $170,000
Sold new in 1968- $5,800
C.J. Langenfelder & Son, Inc.