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Steam engine on display in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Tod Engine Heritage Park in Youngstown was a destination for dozens of people from around the on Saturday.

They were there for a chance to check out the large steam engines that powered steel plants at Youngstown Sheet and Tube and the Brier Hill Works.

Rick Rowlands, President of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation, says there is evidence that the steam engine used on the first Ferris wheel in 1893 was a Tod engine.

Equipment made by Tod was also used in the door operating mechanisms of the Panama Canal.

The company was founded in Youngstown by William Tod in 1856.

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