Several steam engine schools offer the opportunity to learn from experienced steam engine instructors.
Participants at the 2016 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Steam School pose for a group photo with a 12-ton 1905 Kelly Springfield road roller owned by Dave Gross and a 65 hp 1915 Case owned by Melinda Huisinga. Beginner and advanced steam engineers received classroom and hands-on instruction throughout the weekend.
Photo courtesy Midwest Old Threshers Reunion
Instructor Rob Donley and his two teenage sons ride on a homebuilt engine with a vertical boiler during class.