Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association

Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association WNYGSEA is historical organization dedicated to preserving equipment and machinery for yesteryear.
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The WNY Gas and Steam Engine Association is a organization that began in 1967, when residents of the Town of Alexander decided to organize a gathering of antique farm machinery and equipment. The first show was hosted in September 1967, and over 1,000 people attended. The show has grown every year, and now more than 30,000 people attend the yearly rally. Guest can see antique internal engines, steam traction tractors and engines, a variety of other antique equipment, flee market, venders, and many more fun activities.

Mission: The purpose of the WNY Gas and Steam Engine Association and it’s members is to preserve and educate, all those it can, about antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, and a variety of engines and equipment representing yesteryear.

12/28/2019

Caroline G. Johnson passed away suddenly on December 22, 2019. She was born in Thompsontown, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1940 to the late Merle and Violet (Kitchen) Holes.

Caroline was one of sixteen children and a 1959 graduate of Purchase Line High School in Commadore, Pennsylvanna. She married LaVerne Johnson on June 24, 1967 and worked locally at Akron Central Schools and for Perry’s Ice cream and Pixley’s while raising their two daughters. She enjoyed canning and gardening in her spare time and would often be found working in her garden from morning until dusk. When she wasn’t working in her garden, she could be found clipping coupons. She was a member of the WNY Gas and Steam Engine Association for many years.

Beloved wife of LaVerne P. Johnson for 53 years; loving mother of Christine (Joseph) Malovich and Dianna Johnson; cherished grandmother of Justin (Jay) Hassell, Charles Hassell II, Chelsea Jackson, Jessalynn Malovich, and Caleb Reith; proud great -grandmother of Halie Hassell, Parker Jackson, Rhett Hassell, Emma Jackson.

Funeral services are pending.

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of two of our long time members.Carolyn Johnson passed away at home on D...
12/24/2019

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of two of our long time members.

Carolyn Johnson passed away at home on December 22, 2019. A memorial service will be held after the holidays. Please keep Sparky and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

We also lost Daniel M. Fronczak (Big Dan).

FRONCZAK, Daniel M.

Of Attica formerly of Depew, December 22, 2019. Beloved husband of Kim (nee Brinkman); Devoted father of Kelly (Bob) Grimaldi, Edward and Mary; Loving grandfather of August; Dear brother of Rae Anne; Also, survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation in the Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home, Inc., 4929 Broadway, Depew, Saturday 1-5 PM. where a Funeral Service will be held at 5 PM. immediately following visitation. Relatives and friends are invited. Dan was a member of the WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association and a 1975 graduate of Depew High School.
Visitation
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Cichon-Borgosz Funeral Home Inc.
4929 Broadway
Depew, New York, United States

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayer during this time.

Merry Christmas and many blessing in the New Year!
12/14/2019

Merry Christmas and many blessing in the New Year!

11/27/2019
11/13/2019

Hello All,
Just reminder that
this Sunday is election of officers at 2 pm at the Clubhouse.

Just a reminder this coming Saturday is the benefit for Jerry Stone. If you are unable to attend you can send a donation...
11/10/2019

Just a reminder this coming Saturday is the benefit for Jerry Stone. If you are unable to attend you can send a donation to Jerry Stone, c/o Laura Stuber, 26 Buell Street, Akron, NY 14001. Thank you for supporting Jerry.

11/03/2019

Good Morning- Wondering what to have for breakfast? The WNY Gas & Steam Assoc. is serving a delicious Pancake & French Toast Breakfast today till 12 noon at their club house.

Come out and support our Sargent at Arms in his battle with cancer. Make your calendar for November 16, 2019 from 12-4 a...
10/25/2019

Come out and support our Sargent at Arms in his battle with cancer. Make your calendar for November 16, 2019 from 12-4 and buy your pre-sale tickets now. Tickets will also be available at the door.

10/25/2019

PANCAKE & FRENCH TOAST BREAKFAST
Nov. 3rd, Serving 7:30am-12 noon. Come enjoy delious pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries. Real local maple syrup, coffee & juice.
Held at WNY Gas & Steam Grounds, 10294 Gillate Rd., Alexander.

Luckey Photo
10/10/2019

Luckey Photo

Great Pull
10/09/2019

Great Pull

09/19/2019
Will

Thank you for sharing this video.

Scott Lester plowing with his Farquhar

09/14/2019

Did you forget to stop at the Flywheel Store during Rally? Maybe you wanted something and for whatever reason didn’t get it. Well here is your opportunity, go to the new online store from now until the 22nd of September and have your items delivered to your home. It’s a great way to support WNYGSEA and maybe do some early Christmas shopping. There are also lots of new items not sold in the store. Go to: https://wnyg-seafall.itemorder.com/

If you are planning to attend or donate please contact one of the ladies listed so we know how to plan. Thank you.
09/13/2019

If you are planning to attend or donate please contact one of the ladies listed so we know how to plan. Thank you.

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who came out to the 53rd annual Gas & Steam Engine Rally! We had another great ye...
09/10/2019

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who came out to the 53rd annual Gas & Steam Engine Rally! We had another great year and we couldn't have done it without you. See you in 2020!

The auction is still going. Come on out and buy that something special
09/06/2019

The auction is still going. Come on out and buy that something special

09/03/2019
09/02/2019

Hey Gas & Steam Engine Fans- do you want a chance to win a free t-shirt from Flywheel General Store? Answer the trivia question below to be entered for a chance to win! One lucky winner with the correct answer will be picked on Wednesday September 4.

Question: what year did the Gas and Steam Engine Association begin?

Daily demonstrations at the 2019 Rally include threshing, blacksmithing, saw mills, pumpkin cannons and model demonstrat...
08/30/2019
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Daily demonstrations at the 2019 Rally include threshing, blacksmithing, saw mills, pumpkin cannons and model demonstrations!

The WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association started in 1967 in the quiet town of Alexander, an agricultural community. The local community decided it would be great to have a summer gathering of antique machinery and equipment displays, and so it started.

Do you want a chance to win 2 tickets to the chicken BBQ at Threshermans on Saturday September 7? Answer the trivia ques...
08/27/2019

Do you want a chance to win 2 tickets to the chicken BBQ at Threshermans on Saturday September 7? Answer the trivia question below to be entered into the contest! One winner with the correct answer will be selected on Thursday August 29.

Trivia Question: What is the newest food stand on the Association grounds?

New this year, you can get your tickets in advance! Visit our Eventbrite to buy your ticket ahead of time! Please print ...
08/25/2019
Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Assocation

New this year, you can get your tickets in advance! Visit our Eventbrite to buy your ticket ahead of time! Please print your ticket before arriving.

The 53rd annual WNY Gas & Steam Engine Rally returns September 5 - 8! Enjoy daily demos, a massive flea market, live music, and more!

Make it a weekend full of fun for the family! Camping is full on our grounds, but check out these great local alternativ...
08/24/2019

Make it a weekend full of fun for the family! Camping is full on our grounds, but check out these great local alternatives:
- Skyline RV & Camping Resort
- Cherry Hill Campground
- Darien Lakes State Park
If you're interested in displaying/camping please contact Dan Koneski at 585-590-9362.

Calling all machine enthusiasts! Come experience a historical working museum featuring steam traction engines, agricultu...
08/22/2019

Calling all machine enthusiasts! Come experience a historical working museum featuring steam traction engines, agricultural, construction and industrial equipment at the 2019 Gas & Steam Engine Rally. Also featured are stationary and hit 'n miss engines. Hundred of exhibitors will be displaying a wide range of rare beautifully preserved & restored items.

08/20/2019

Calling all Gas & Steam Engine Fans- do you want a chance to win a free hat from Flywheel General Store? Answer the trivia question below to be entered for a chance to win! One lucky winner with the correct answer will be picked on Thursday August 22.

Trivia question: For 44 years, the Gas & Steam Engine Rally has been held on the Association grounds at 10294 Gillate Road. What year was the first Rally on these grounds?

Get your tickets in advance! Buy your ticket now on Eventbrite and print before you come, for easy entrance to the groun...
08/17/2019
Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Assocation

Get your tickets in advance! Buy your ticket now on Eventbrite and print before you come, for easy entrance to the grounds.

The 53rd annual WNY Gas & Steam Engine Rally returns September 5 - 8! Enjoy daily demos, a massive flea market, live music, and more!

Make it a family weekend! Kids under 12 receive free admission to the Gas & Steam Engine Rally.
08/15/2019

Make it a family weekend! Kids under 12 receive free admission to the Gas & Steam Engine Rally.

Hey Gas & Steam Engine Fans- do you want a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the Rally? Answer the question below ...
08/12/2019

Hey Gas & Steam Engine Fans- do you want a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the Rally? Answer the question below for a chance to win ! This ticket pack is good for 2 adults and 2 kids. One winner with the correct answer will be selected on Wednesday September 4.
Trivia Question: One of the most colorful days on the grounds is the car show during the Gas & Steam Engine Rally. What day is the car show this year?

Our basket raffle is bigger than ever this year! With over 200 baskets to win, you won't want to miss this. Entries will...
08/11/2019
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Our basket raffle is bigger than ever this year! With over 200 baskets to win, you won't want to miss this. Entries will be accepted Thursday morning - Saturday night, and winners will be drawn on Sunday morning after Church services.

This year's Gas & Steam Engine Rally is honoring "all things steam". What equipment are you hoping to see?
08/08/2019

This year's Gas & Steam Engine Rally is honoring "all things steam". What equipment are you hoping to see?

08/05/2019

Calling all train lovers! We're looking for trains to run on our track during the 2019 Gas & Steam Engine Rally. Details are:

Gauge 1 size track
9'x6"" outer radius
8'x8"" inner
Total layout size 20'x40'
Switch yard waist high

Interested? Send a message to the page with more information!

Have you seen our new website? Find all the information you need for the 2019 Gas & Steam Engine Rally in one place.
08/02/2019
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Have you seen our new website? Find all the information you need for the 2019 Gas & Steam Engine Rally in one place.

The WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association started in 1967 in the quiet town of Alexander, an agricultural community. The local community decided it would be great to have a summer gathering of antique machinery and equipment displays, and so it started.

The countdown is on! The 53rd annual WNY Gas & Steam Engine Rally returns September 5 - 8. What are you looking forward ...
07/29/2019

The countdown is on! The 53rd annual WNY Gas & Steam Engine Rally returns September 5 - 8. What are you looking forward to the most?

Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association's cover photo
07/24/2019

Western New York Gas and Steam Engine Association's cover photo

07/18/2019
07/05/2019
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07/04/2019

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See the video on our page. Contact Dan Koneski for tickets at (585) 590-9362 or Sherrie Wright @ (716) 474-0326...
06/26/2019

See the video on our page. Contact Dan Koneski for tickets at (585) 590-9362 or Sherrie Wright @ (716) 474-0326.

06/15/2019

Due to the weather we have to cancel tonight’s Thunder In The Sticks. Sorry folks!

06/15/2019

Sorry to say, but the ESP pull is now Cancelled. We have chicken dinners with salt potatoes for $10. Lots of great food, and antique & stock pulls still going on. Free admission to the grounds.

06/15/2019

Mother Nature is staying away.
ESP pull starts at 6:30
Chicken Barbecue 5pm
Lots of other food and refreshments available

06/15/2019

Gates are open for "THUNDER IN THE STICKS" WNY Gas & Steam Tractor Pull.
Antique/Stock Pull 10am, ESP 6:30pm
One admission good for entire day!

06/14/2019

NOTE-
"Thunder in the Sticks"
ESP-Antique/StockTractor Pull is this Saturday.
Watch for weather updates and pull status.

06/11/2019

"THUNDER IN THE STICKS"
TRACTOR PULL is this Saturday at the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. Grounds.
ESP pulling starts at 6:30pm. Antique/Stock Pull 10am
WCJW Radio is giving away tickets all this week, listen and call in to win. Also WCJW will be broadcasting live from the pull 3:30pm-6:30pm Saturday. Stop by their booth, say hello to Radio Personality Chris Taylor, maybe you will win a prize!!

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10294 Gillate Road, PO Box 75,
Alexander, NY
14005

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Thought you guys would like to see this 1920's picture I found.
Come to the auction on Thursday there is alot of cool stuff
For those who knew him, Tom Uebelhoer, pass away this morning.
Looking to sell an Syracuse 2 horse #1 plow, 1878. Anyone have any interest? Can send photos, text 585- seven 3 seven, 3650.
Great time great fun great food fun for the whole family
First time our Superior oil field engine ran since the Association owned it. 3/25/18
Congratulations to the happy couple who got married yesterday at our grounds.a what beautiful day for a wedding
had a great time at the show today.....thank you
where is it held ?