Stories of steam engine people and the fruits of their labor.
A 30 HP Case traction engine with a butt-strap boiler, serial no. 33523, built in 1916. Randy Schwerin, Sumner, Iowa, sund us this great shot of his steam engine.
E.C. "Big Mac" McMillan's world famous Elgin Watch 40 HP Case provides a perch for McMillan and Charlie Stark (left) in 1952, at Joyland Park in Wichita, Kan. Charlie is now the president of the Springfield, Mo., show.
William Beseler, the owner and operator of the Reeves steam engine. The photo was taken around 1912 by Carl Beseler, William's brother.
Big Mac on Old Abe thrshing in Cottonwood River bottoms near Emporia, Kan. Big Mac was very high on Case compounds, as was his friend LeRoy Blacker on Port Huron compound engines.
A 40 HP Case stops for a pose with Big Mac at Bird City, Kan., in the early 1950s.
A 30 HP Case on the high block at the Michigan State Fair in 1955. Big Mac was performing with the steam engine.