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House of Poverty, Moses Lake


This little locomotive is a bit of a mystery to me. The lettering around the smoke box is: \"*RMITAGE HERSCHELL CO\" (9:00 to 3:00 CW) and \"NORTH TONAWANDA N.Y.\" (9:00 TO 3:00 CCW). The \"*\" is for letters obscured by a hinge. I should have measured the track gauge but I\'m guessing it\'s 7 inches. The man that works there said it was one of two built for a (worlds?) fair.

Located at the \"House of Poverty Museum\" that\'s part of Moses Lake Iron and Metal. The \"Mon\" in \"Mon-Road\" is for Monte Holm, the owner of Moses Lake Iron and Metal. Monte seems to welcome vistors if he\'s not too busy. In addition to railroad memorabilia and equipment (and there\'s a lot, including two BN cabooses and a SP&S business car that is in excellent shape!), there\'s agricultural equipment, branding irons, antique cars, tractors and the largest collection of small gasoline engines I\'ve ever seen.