Adding a Minnesota Giant Steam Engine to the Family

An Ohio woman's passion for steam expands with the purchase of an 1891 Minnesota Giant steam engine.

Back view of the 1891 No. 16 Minnesota Giant steam traction engine. Since this photo was taken, Joyce has added a water tank, a receptacle for fuel, a toolbox and a handhold plate, all similar to those shown in an original catalog. “We’re just trying to spruce it up and get it mechanically better,” she says.
Photo by Bill Vossler