Steam Engines in South Africa

Steam scenes from the Great 100 Working show

Steam Roller

Fowler steam roller, type DNC, No. 16663, built 1926. Owner, S. Hewitt.

Photo by Wilfred Mole

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Here we show steam equipment at a unique event held in South Africa in April, 2000. Dubbed the "Great 100 Working," and promoted by South Africa's Veteran Farmer magazine, the event brought more than 100 vintage tractors and steam engines together across a large field pulling cultivators, plows, disc harrows, and just about anything that could disturb the ground.

Seven thousand people made the trek to this relatively remote part of the country to attend the event. Our thanks to Wilfred Mole of Veteran Farmer, who provided the photos.