Steam School is in Session

Steam schools utilize classroom and hands-on experience to educate.

| February 2016

Eight steam schools will put steam engines and education together this year for those new to the steam hobby or simply needing a refresher course.

The schools place particular emphasis on safety, focusing on the intricacies of safe operation and maintenance basics. Seasoned steam engineers offer instruction in classroom settings before moving onto hands-on instruction. Whether you are new to the hobby or an experienced veteran, these courses provide essential experience and lessons to help keep old iron working and safe for everyone involved. If you would like to attend a class, register soon, as classes tend to fill quickly! FC


15th Annual Central States Threshermen’s Steam School
June 4-5
Threshermen’s Reunion Park, Pontiac
$60 ($50 for additional family members)

The course is designed for beginning and intermediate engineers, with an emphasis on safe engine operation. Camping, coffee, donuts, lunch both days and all classroom materials are included. Class size is limited to 50; must register by May 1.

For more information: Doug Smith, 2695 E 1900 N Rd., Moweaqua, IL 62550; (217) 768-4853 (home) or (217)341-4987 (cell); email:;


Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Steam School
April 30-May 1
Midwest Old Threshers show grounds, Mt. Pleasant