Waterloo, Case, Huber and More: Reader Letters Reveal a Steam Engine Variety
Russell, Minneapolis, Nichols & Shepard among engines in our mailbag
Allen Leis' 1918 Waterloo 20-22 HP steam engine.
Allan Leis' 1918 Waterloo engine, ready for Christmas.
Allen Leis' 1918 Waterloo 20-22 HP steam traction engine in prep mode for storage.
Gilbert Goff is searching for more information on this 1-1/2 foot tall upright steam engine.
Pawnee Steam School instructors, from left, Ray Vaughn, Harold Stark, Joe Graziana, Chady Atteberry, Mace Archer and Bruce Babcock. Harold Stark shared this photograph with us.
Joe Graziana (left) with Shawn Stewart at the Pawnee Steam School. Harold Stark shared this photograph with us.
Another view of Larry Peaster's upright steam engine, which he is searching for more information about.
Larry Peaster's upright steam engine, which he is searching for more information about.
Chady Atteberry with Brian and Beverly Tracy during the exchange of vows. Mark Corson shared the photo with us.
A Case 40 HP, pre-1915 engine appears in this photo taken in 1986. It's among the stash of photos John Ross sent our way.
Brian and Beverly (Atteberry) Tracy. Brian and Beverly exchanged their vows on May 6, 2006, at Pawnee Steam Park, Pawnee, Okla. Mark Corson shared the photo with us.
A 50 HP Case now owned by the Dollinger family, Minooka, Ill., appears in this photo taken in 1956. John Ross shared the image with us.
This 24 HP Minneapolis owned by Terry Bodine, here in a photo taken in 1984, is always at the Skinner Farm Museum in Perrysville, Ind. John Ross writes that he has seen the engine at several shows.
An OilPull H, on a trailer, taken at the first OilPull get-together in La Porte, Ind., in 1988. The original OilPull factory stood where the photo was taken, John Ross writes in the letter he sent with the photo.
A Nichols & Shepard, in a photo John Ross thinks was taken in 1980.
Albert Grimkey's of Michigan City, Ind., had this 20 HP Huber in his backyard in 1988, John Ross writes.
A 20 HP Greyhound belted to John Ross' American no. 1 sawmill provides the power to saw a 10-foot white oak, at a show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in 1984.
A Russell portable made it to the Lake County show in about 1998, John Ross writes. The Kester family of Crete, Ill., still owns this Russell, which came from their father.
A 30 HP Case appears in a shot taken about 1980 at the Cochran farm, shared by John Ross.
A 16 HP Nichols & Shepard, in this photo taken in 1980, was always at Dick Herms show in Washington, Ill., John Ross writes.
A Huber engine working the belt. Steam historian Robert T. Rhode notes that an American flag on the straw stack gives a hint as to the date of the photo.
This 21-75 HP Baker was captured in a shot taken about 1980 at the Cochran farm. John Ross shared the image with us.
A 25-50 HP Huber, in a shot taken about 1980 at the Cochran farm. John Ross sent the photo our way.
Another photo by Marion G. Warner shows another Gaar-Scott engine. Steam historian Robert T. Rhode writes that Warner took a series of photos in Monroe, Ohio, between 1910 and 1916, leaving behind a cache of glass-plate negatives that offer a look into the past.
A photo taken by Marion G. Warner shows a Gaar-Scott engine. Steam historian Robert T. Rhode shared the image with us.