NEW ADDITIONS TO THE GAS & STEAM from President Bill Dellapenta
National Fuel Gas having decommissioned (4) 4 cylinder natural gas compressor’s at their Porterville facility have generously donated (1) one complete unit with extra parts to our organization. These were manufactured in Olean, N.Y. This donation came about from a member of the W.N.Y.T.C.C. John Shultz and son-in-law Kip Bray. Without the involvement of members like this a piece of local history would be lost forever. The 20,000 lb. unit was used to pump natural gas in and out of the Bennington and East Aurora storage fields. National Fuel will remove from the building and place on a trailer provided by us. Member Ken Fry has said he can help with this. Final arrangements are being worked out to make the move to our grounds around the 1st of March this year. We are very excited to have such a wonderful addition to display at our show. Location on the grounds is to be determined.
“And yet another awesome addition to the club”
We have been asked to help preserve a local piece of equipment that has helped build and maintain the roadways oy W.N.Y. Union Concrete of West Seneca, N.Y. have made a generous donation of a 1958 Lima truck crane. This piece of equipment is an impressive sight to add to our collection. It has 70ft of boom and has a rated lifting capacity of 35 tons. The unit weighs in at 74,350 lbs. and 12 ft. in height. Taking all this into account a special lowboy trailer was required. Phone calls were made to determine where one was available. With the help of our members we were directed to Wargo Enterprises. One (1) phone call to John Wargo and things were falling right in place to have it moved. Things definitely moved very quickly on this project. From initial phone call from Union concrete to having it at its new home on our grounds took a total of  five days. The boom sections along with  four jersey barriers loaded and ready to be transported to our grounds at a date to be determined. To Union Concrete, Wargo Enterprises and their employees we can’t thank you enough for all your efforts in making this happen. Not to be left out your V.P. Jim Roll, without his dedication to jump right in and help with logistics and labor of making these projects happen they would be much harder to accomplish. Thank you all that have helped.