Harry Sait

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Harry Sait, date unknown. Photo courtesy of Keith Taylor

BLS 5th Annual Meet

Charles A. Purinton

The Miniature Locomotive, May-June 1953

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These photos of Harry Sait's 3-1/2 inch gauge Boston and Albany Tank were taken at the 5th annual meeting of the Brotherhood of Live Steamers at Marblehead in September 1937. Few people know that this is the original miniature from which a number of others were made to follow. It is a typical "Sait" engine that has always been a pleasure to run. She steams freely, uses little coal and water and hooks up to one notch off center in either direction.


From PVSL Green Light, published in Live Steam Magazine, December 1971:

Harry Sait, one of the real "old timers" in Live Steam in the United States, passed away the last of June, 1971. Harry was in his eighties.
He was well-known to readers of the old Modelmaker magazine for his articles on safety valves, etc. The most-copies of his successful locomotive designs was the 3/4 inch scale Boston & Albany 4-6-6 tank engine. He had also worked out a design for a twin cylinder steam driven water pump.
In his later years, if his health and time would have allowed it, he could easily have become an American LBSC.