A new high capacity steam truck demonstrated at Bluefield in West Virginia, USA. The manufacturer's name, ' THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS LTD, SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ' written on the truck. The loaded truck moves uphill. Additional information on this truck: This is the Sentinel S4 steam waggon, Number 9095. Built 1933 by Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury, England and exported as a demonstration vehicle to the USA with a works driver. Within a short time the vehicle was involved in an accident and overturned, requiring it to be returned to the UK. Many of the salvageable parts, especially those used to convert it to left hand drive were then fitted to a 6 wheel waggon No 9142 which was sent as a replacement. This vehicle was later purchased by the Pocahontas Coal Company of New Bedford. After a very short working life it was displayed at the Long Island Motor Museum, and Steamtown before being reaptriated to the UK in 2003.
Miners are killed and injured when the locomotive of a train in which the workmen were riding explodes in Powellton, West Virginia. People gathered around the wrecked locomotive. Men inspect the wreckage. A damaged house near the wreckage. Group of four sad looking young boys seated near the site. Two of these children are wearing early flyer hat and goggles as part of play costumes. The right eye of one boy appears to be slightly injured and swollen. They are looking sad and dirty. A young boy and a young girl wearing overalls look very sad and tired. Fire blazing on embankment beside railroad tracks.
Democratic Presidential nominee, John W. Davis, receives tumultous reception in his home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Well-wishers jam the streets, bunting is hung on building, and a brass band plays. An open automobile, carrying the Presidential nominee, proceeds slowly through mass of spectators. Davis stands in the car, waves at the crowd, and shakes hand with spectators. Later, he wipes his face with a hankerchief, as he stands with his wife, Ellen G. (Bassel) Davis, on the balcony of a house. Crowd cheers him. One holds sign reading: "West Virginia." Mr. and Mrs. Davis pose for photograph. Mrs. Davis holds bouquet of flowers. Nominee Davis speaks from a podium. Banner on podium displays official motto of West Virginia: "Montani Semper Liberi" (Mountaineers are always free). American flags are massed behind him.
West Virginia State troopers hold doors as President Eisenhower and the Prime Minister of Canada, Louis St. Laurent, come out of the Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. They are joined by U.S. Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, and Bernard M. Shanley, aide to the President. They all laugh and smile as they pose for photographers. The Prime Minister waves at spectators, and shakes President Eisenhowers hand as they say farewell. A 1956 Fleetwood cadillac automobile is parked on the drive with flag of United States and ensign of Canada on its fenders. The car drives away with the Prime Minister and led by a West Virginia State police car.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in West Virginia. Railroad station in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. President Eisenhower steps down from a train the station. Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia and State Police officials greet him. The President enters a waiting car, which moves away with Secret Service agent walking with hand on right front fender.Spectators at the station wave at the President. The President's motorcade of several cars enters the drive of the Greenbrier Resort. The Canadian Ensign, American Flag, and Mexican Flag, all fly at the front ot the Greenbrier central building. Resort managers escort the President into the entrance of the Greenbrier. Exterior views of the Greenbrier Resort.
Tugs positioning to move the USS West Virginia (BB-48) following completion of initial repairs at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard's Drydock Number One. Crews, aboard the West Virginia and the tug boats, secure lines to facilitate towing. Two tug boats, one at starboard and one at port, begin to move the West Virginia.