nSteam Schools 2002

A Listing of Known Steam Schools for 2002

Students at the 2000 steam school

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Students at the 2000 steam school at The University of Rollag gather around a cutaway boiler for an explanation and demonstration of steam in preparation for hands on experience.

Editor's note: There can be no doubt that the events in Medina, Ohio, of July 29, 2001 have engendered a deepening interest in steam education. With that in mind, we have attempted to compile a list of known steam schools or classes that are being offered during 2002. Many of these classes are already full, but in the interest of showing what is available, and perhaps in the process encouraging further participation, we are listing all the schools of which we presently know. If you know of a school that is not listed here, please contact us here at Iron-Men Album, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1265, (785) 274-4379, ore-mail: rbackus@ogdenpubs.com

Heritage Park of North Iowa 2nd Annual Steam School & Spring Steam Up Forest City,Iowa May 4-5, 2002

There is no tuition fee. A copy of slides and materials used for the class is provided to students. Class emphasis on boiler and engine construction, safety devices, testing, operation, maintenance, and hands-on experience. Students will steam-up one or more steam engines. Registration deadline is April 26, 2002.

Class limited to approximately 40 students.At the conclusion of the class a test modeled on the Minnesota Hobby Engineer's Test is administered to students.

For more information, contact:
Jerred Ruble
Director of Shows
Heritage Park of North Iowa Project
Box 27, Forest City, IA 50436
(641) 797-2697
E-mail: ruble@wctatel.net

Old Threshers ReunionSteam School at Mt. Pleasant Mt. Pleasant, Iowa April 27-28, 2002

Tuition is $25, which includes materials and two noon meals.
The 2002 school is full, but names will be taken in the event of cancellations.
Emphasis on class room and hands-on experience. First day consists of class work with slides, videos and discussions. Second days consists of hands-on operation. For more information, contact:
Old Threshers Reunion
405 East Threshers Road
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8937

Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Assoc.

Pawnee Steam School 2002
Pawnee, Okla.
March 22-24, 2002
Classes begin on Saturday, March 23. On Friday, March 22, a class reunion will be held. All students, former and current, welcome to attend.

Tuition is $25, textbook included in tuition fee, as are two noon meals.

Registration deadline: March 15, 2002.
Limited to first 200 students.

Emphasis on steam basics and safety, repair and maintenance, restoration, boiler riveting and tube rolling. The 2002 school will feature an added class on steam boiler inspection.

For more information, contact:
Beverly Atteberry
Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Assoc.
P.O. Box 472, Pawnee, OK 74058
(918) 744-5668

E-mail: mail to: beverlyatteberry@aol.com
Web address: www.oklahomathresher.com.

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association

Rough & Tumble Steam School Kinzers, Pa.
May 4, 2002 and May 11, 2002

Tuition is $25, which includes all materials. Enrollment limited to Rough and Tumble members only, limited to first 25 applicants. The 2002 school is full. Emphasis on safety, maintenance, operation and hands on experience. Class time limited to half of first day, with remaining time dedicated to practical, hands-on, including cleaning, inspection, maintenance and operation. For more information, contact: Butch Biesecker/Instructor
Box 9
Kinzers, PA 17535
(302) 836-2012

Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association5th Annual Steam School at Somerset, Va.
April 20-21, 2002
Tuition is $50, which includes all materials and two noon meals.
Instructors are all graduates of Rollag. Three steam engines (traction, stationary and portable) for hands-on experience will be on site. Emphasis on basic operation and safety.

Class limited to first 20 students. There is no registration deadline.

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers (NIULPE) Hobby Class Boiler test. A NIULPE examiner will be on hand, fee for the test is $25. The fee is paid to the examiner.

For more information, contact:

William Dove/Instructor
622 Doctors Rd.
Louisa, VA 23093
Curtis Cook/Instructor
E-mail: ccfrick@att.net

Southeast Antique Machinery Society (SEAMS)
3rd Annual Steam School at Denton, N.C.
April 6-7, 2002
Tuition is $60 for Level 1, which includes a certificate, badge, lunch for two days, books and materials, and a one year membership to SEAMS.

Tuition is $25 for Level 2. In this class, which occurs at the end of the weekend, an examiner from NIULPE administers a Hobby Class Boiler test. The fee is paid to the examiner. Graduates of Level 1 are eligible for Level 2.

Emphasis on boiler safety, firing techniques, cleaning and storage, maintenance and operation.

Limited to 25 students, this year's classes are already full.
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Skeen
Steam School Chairperson
(336) 859-5820
E-mail: Skeenfarm@lexcominc.net

Steam Engine Operation
North Franklin, Conn.
April 20-21, 2002

Tuition is $100. Students advised to bring work clothes, leather-palmed gloves and notebook. There are no materials. Emphasis on hands-on, practical experience, including inspection, design, testing, maintenance, and safety. Instructor George King III is a licensed chief engineer, steam, of reciprocating engines up to 1000 HP. No registration deadline, limited to first 10 applicants. For more information, contact: George King III 859 Route 32 N. Franklin, CT 06254 (860) 642-7103 E-mail: gking3@ct2.nai.net

University of Rollag
Steam Traction Engineering Course Steamer Hill, Rollag, Minn
June 15-16, 2002
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuition is $50, textbooks included in tuition fee.
Tuition deadline: April 15, 2002.
Enrollment is limited to 70 students. There are no course requirements or age limits, with the exception of individuals wishing to acquire a Minnesota Steam Traction License, who must be 18 or older.

Emphasis on class room instruction and hands-on training. Over 12 steam traction engines, two to three miniatures, three to four stationary and a full size rail road locomotive will be available for student operation and training.

The course fulfills 16 of 25 hours required for a Minnesota Traction Engineers exam, also known as the 'hobby' license.

For more information, contact:
Tom Hall/Registrar
Box 999
Moorhead, MN 56561
(218) 233-1771