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The Sate of Tennessee went shopping. I believe for use by forestry service to cut fire lines.

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Fire tracks and their maintenance in forests are an essential element of proper fire control measures.

Lack of these, and failure to properly manage the build up of the understory load, both contributed negatively to the serious bushfires in South Eastern Australia around 2020/21.

(See the report of the resulting Royal Commission into these fires).
 
Antique, collectible gasoline (petrol) :) engines on display, they are from the early 1900's, all still run and provide useful power.
I'd guess over two dozen different nameplate engines were on display and/or running.

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This is a DC generator created by Thomas Edison's labs to provide electricity for lights
in the early part of the 19th century. It generated 12 or 16v DC, on a huge scale.
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This is a steam engine from Corliss, 1859.
The flywheel is 32-feet in diameter, 4-feet wide, and weighs something like 38 tons.
It used to drive 4-foot-wide leather belts to power machine shops and manufacturing.
The Henry Ford Museum drives this engine with compressed air daily during weekend days(Sat. + Sun.)
It is so massive, that it can be heard and felt while it's in motion.
The Edison DC generator can be seen in the background.
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