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November 11, 2021 - 4:00pm


Press release:

Come Enjoy the 2nd Annual Drive-Thru Country Christmas Light Display at the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Grounds.

Bring the family out for a festive holiday experience. Enjoy a mile-long light display and get dinner starting Thanksgiving night, November 25, and every Friday and  Saturday night through December 18th.  Gates open 5-9p.m., enter at 3000 Walker Rd., Alexander, NY.  $10 per vehicle, $20 larger vans and buses. Cash only at the gate, no presale tickets needed. Food and beverages are available. For more information like our Facebook page or visit www.alexandersteamshow.com

Photos: File photos by Howard Owens from last year's display.



December 13, 2020 - 5:25pm


The Western New York Gas & Steam Association held a drive thru County Christmas Light Display, along with a drive-thru food court last night at their property in Alexander.

Saturday night was packed with vehicles -- socially distanced of course -- wending their way through the displays.

This will be also held this coming Friday and Saturday, too, Dec. 18 and 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. both nights. Admission is $10 a vehicle.

Expect to take a half-mile ride through their grounds and enjoy thousands of Christmas lights and unique/ amazing displays.

And purchase some carnival-type food that you may have missed this summer. How does Italian sausage, Philly cheesesteaks, French fries, funnel cakes, deep-fried cookies, and cotton candy sound? Only naming a few there will be much more -- all served drive thru!

It's a COVID-19 friendly fundraiser for WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association -- maybe the start of a new holiday tradition.

Enter at 3000 Walker Road, Alexander, just off Route 20.

For more details visit www.alexandersteamshow.com.











October 13, 2017 - 10:09am


Press release:

A piece of history is being saved -- a 1912 compressor pump manufactured under the name Snow has been donated to the Western New York Gas & Steam Engine Assoc. Inc. in Alexander. The company was the predecessor of Worthington Pumps of Buffalo. It was installed in the Heath Pumping Station of National Fuel Gas located in Segil, Pa.

The total weight of the engine is 192,600 lbs. with a 13-foot flywheel. While this was a donation to the WNY Gas & Steam Assoc. Inc. they need to raise an estimate of $35,000 to cover the first step in getting it here. That will cover the cost of removal and transportation to the Alexander grounds. During the week of Oct. 9th they started dismantling the engine and working on moving it to 10294 Gillate Road in Alexander.

The local organization could use your help preserving this 1912 engine. Donations are gratefully accepted. Make check payable to WNYG & SEA, mail to: P.O. Box 75, Alexander, NY 14005. Attn: Pat Peterson, Sec.


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