Steam engines offer up sounds of farm history

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Posted: July 29, 2013

The Winchester Star

Macie Byrd, 7, imitates the whistle on a steam engine Saturday afternoon as she and her father, Mike Byrd of Summit Point, W.Va., make their way through the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Show at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Visitors to the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Show look over a row of antique Farmall tractors Saturday. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

BERRYVILLE — Seven-year-old Macie Byrd loves the whistle of a steam engine.

So at noon Saturday, when the hundreds of steam engines at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds sounded, the...



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