Train carrying Rumley oil pull tractors
Division 1 – South East
RM of Brock No. 64
Transcript of audio excerpt (edited by Interviewer): "...the intriguing part of it was the train, the entire trainload is of the same type of tractors. They’re all flat decks, and they’re all the same tractor. This building here is that high house where we had the dill pickle. It had a dome on it. I had one devil of a job trying to figure out how that was related. I walked around this town, and did things, and finally I was in a meeting one day, and there was a fellow there, and he asked, “Don’t you know there was a spur track that ran through this town at one time?” And that’s what that was… and that track was gone by the time I… So the entire train is made of Rumley Oil Pull tractors. And they were first manufactured in 1911. So it would be a some time later than 1911. Probably ’13, ’14 or ’15. But not that much, there was a short span of time they sold a lot of those tractors. And one old timer told me, since Arcola was a divisional point, they would’ve halted that train a few miles out, and they would’ve had them all running when they entered the town. They then would’ve stopped at the station, and they would’ve all been running."