Mittelman Photo #1: Bill Roberts, Somerset, Va., firing a 50 HP Case at the 2006 Somerset 31st Annual Steam and Gas Pasture Party held Aug. 24-26.
Schutt Photo #1 (top): A 1909 postcard scene of a steam-powered sawmill, possibly in the Jackson County, Iowa, area.
Lightfoot Photo #1: Ray Lightfoot would like to identify the steam engine in this photo.
Schutt Photo #2 (above): This 1914 postcard shows a New Huber engine and a Case water wagon.
Schutt Photo #3 (right): A Geiser Peerless engine and a lumber wagon. The center piece of equipment was not identified on the postcard.
Waldie Photos #1, #2 and #3 (clockwise from below): A 1/4-scale Case 65 HP steam engine; a water wagon from half a barrel and hand truck wheels; and a 1/4-scale Port Huron thresher built by the late Wayne “Gus” G. Waldie.
Templin Photo #1 (right): Pictured (from left) are Patrick W. Traubert, Plano, Texas; Jim Templine, Blue Ridge, Texas; and Mike McKnight, Mason, Tenn., posing in front of Mike’s 18 HP Gaar-Scott steam engine.
Photo courtesy Ron Blurton
Young Photo #1: Now what happened? Plenty of advice.
Young Photo #3 (above left): Craig Clark’s Baker engine and the Mast family separator, parked by the Speltz field.
Young Photo #4 (left): A view of the grounds and engines in operation.
Young Photo #2: Todd Young operating the McGlenigahan family Russell.
Bloemers Photo #2 (above right): Steam Queen Vicky Bloemers (seated on the left) and student Gretchen Dillon on Jeff Bloemers’ 1/2-scale 65 HP Case. (Bloemers’ photos courtesy Paul Anderson, Milton, Wis.)
Bloemers Photo #3 (below left): Instructor Jim Nowell, Winnipeg, Canada, lectures students during his pre-fire-up class.
Bloemers Photo #1 (above): The Wade brothers’ 25-85 Nichols & Shepard (left) and Charlie Hendrickson’s 20 HP Minneapolis climbing the hills at Rock River Thresheree show grounds, Edgerton, Wis.
Johnson Photo #2 (above right): Head Instructor John Geib of Hamburg, Pa., reviews the workings of a demonstration cut-away boiler to the 2006 Rough & Tumble Steam School class before students break into groups to operate engines.
Johnson Photo #1 (above): Student Jim Burkholder (foreground) from Witmer, Pa., is cleaning the tubes on a 1928 Frick. Students learn to clean tubes, perform maintenance and fire engines before operating.
Bloemers Photo #4 (below): Student DeWayne Melichar, Fredonia, Mich., operating John Malsch’s 18 HP Advance-Rumely.
Johnson Photo #3 (below): John Geib points out all items discussed during the steam school. Operation and safety are stressed – the mantra, water, water, water is repeated many times.
Johnson Photo #4 (right): Rough & Tumble treasurer and student Steve Flick (left) from Sinking Springs, Pa., learns to operate A.J. Hamilton’s twin-cylinder 60 HP 1926 Frick.