Brooks by the Numbers at the Great Oregon Steam-Up

Dozens of diversions at Great Oregon Steam-Up

| July 2012

  • 4 HP Golden Gate
    Dan Thompson, Winnemucca, Nev., is the third owner of this 1893 4 hp Golden Gate engine manufactured by Adam Schilling & Sons, San Francisco.
  • 820 Combined HP
    This 1978 Caterpillar DD9H measures 42-1/2 feet long and weighs 178,000 pounds.
  • Engine No. 711
    The Smith family’s 1880 Case 10 hp 10-30 is a rare survivor. Steam engines decades newer than this one were routinely hauled off in World War II scrap drives.
  • 1915 Russell 20 HP Steam Engine
    When Roy Thompson’s 1915 Russell 20 hp steam engine was shipped from Massillon, Ohio, to Gervais, Ore., in May 1915, it created a minor spectacle.
  • 22,000 lbs
    Two of Roy’s grandchildren routinely operate the family-owned Russell steam engine.
  • Mini-Crawler
    This mini-crawler was crafted from stray parts and pieces: an old shop sander, dish drainers and a cleverly repurposed kitchen spoon.
  • 5 HP Weber Sideshaft
    Dating to about 1900, this Weber is one of three known to exist.
  • Cast Iron Seats
    The first time Loretta Spegel, Brooks, saw a collection of cast iron seats, she was hooked. “A man in Great Falls had 10 seats for sale, so I bought them,” she says.
  • 1913 20 HP Stickney
    This 1913 20 hp Stickney looks factory-fresh today but it wasn’t always that way.
  • 3 Generations of Collectors
    When Branch 15, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., selected the Weber engine (built by Weber Gas Engine Co., Kansas City, Mo.) as its feature at the Brooks show, three generations of a member family pitched in to create a show-stopping exhibit.
  • Weber Engine
    The Brooks show marked the first time the Webers’ Webers were on display and running at the same time.
  • Drag Saws
    Vintage drag saws from Ken Lang’s collection. Branch 15, Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn., has acquired a shop used to manufacture Timber Wolf drag saws from the 1920s-’40s and has announced plans to erect it as a permanent display in Antique Powerland.
  • Scotty Garden Tractor
    Production of the Scotty garden tractor never topped the century mark.
  • Remote Control Mower

  • 14 Hay

  • Antique Mowers

  • 20 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 21 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 23 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 22 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 26 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 25 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 24 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 28 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 27 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 29 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 30 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 30 Weber

  • 32 Antique Engines

  • 31 Oregon Steam-Up Engines

  • 31 Steam

  • Antique On the Move

  • 33 Antique Engines

  • 35 Antique Engines

  • 34 Antique Engines

  • Best 60 HP

  • 36 Antique Engines

  • 38 Antique Engines


  • 4 HP Golden Gate
  • 820 Combined HP
  • Engine No. 711
  • 1915 Russell 20 HP Steam Engine
  • 22,000 lbs
  • Mini-Crawler
  • 5 HP Weber Sideshaft
  • Cast Iron Seats
  • 1913 20 HP Stickney
  • 3 Generations of Collectors
  • Weber Engine
  • Drag Saws
  • Scotty Garden Tractor
  • Remote Control Mower
  • 14 Hay
  • Antique Mowers
  • 20 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 21 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 23 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 22 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 26 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 25 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 24 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 28 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 27 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 29 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 30 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 30 Weber
  • 32 Antique Engines
  • 31 Oregon Steam-Up Engines
  • 31 Steam
  • Antique On the Move
  • 33 Antique Engines
  • 35 Antique Engines
  • 34 Antique Engines
  • Best 60 HP
  • 36 Antique Engines
  • 38 Antique Engines

The Great Oregon Steam-Up hosted by the Antique Powerland Museum Assn. offers a stunning array of attractions in a unique setting. Composed of 15 independent organizations, the association celebrates a huge variety of early machinery, vehicles and equipment.

Each partner organization has its own area at the museum complex. Most have erected self-funded and -maintained museums that are operated independently. All work toward a shared goal: preservation of the past. The result is a small army of volunteers — 700, including exhibitors — fueled by a high-octane blend of enthusiasm and energy. APMA is justifiably proud of the fact that the entire complex is maintained — everything from mowing to painting to construction — almost entirely by volunteer labor.

The Steam-Up spans two consecutive weekends. Among the highlights: premiere display of vintage Caterpillar equipment at the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Museum; threshing, baling and binding demonstrations; displays of antique tractors, steam engines, gas engines and implements; vintage truck museum; military antique display; sawmill; blacksmith; street car, car and motorcycle museums; scale-model railroading; 1930s Texaco station; chainsaw carvers and logging equipment. FC 

For more information: Grounds open for general visitation March 1-Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. $5 admission to enter the grounds; individual museums (which may or may not be open) may charge an additional admission fee. 



Great Oregon Steam-Up, July 28-29 and Aug. 4-5, 2012: operating equipment, parades, demonstrations, historic trolley and miniature railroad, tractor pulls, sawmill and flea market. 

Antique Powerland Museum Assn., 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks, OR 97303; (503) 393-2424; email: office@antiquepowerland.com.