Steam Engine Education

Steam schools carefully prepare students at all levels, from beginners to tomorrow's engineers.

| February 2015

  • Rough and Tumble Steam School
    The Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Assn.'s two-day steam school takes place on the Saturday after their Spring Steam Up, and the Saturday after their International Harvester show.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • 1925 Baker engine
    Instructor Colton Garver allows his group some hands-on training with Rough and Tumble's 1925 Baker engine.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School
    Participants take turns cleaning the tubes at the 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • Students operating engines
    Students at the Rough and Tumble Steam School are given a chance to operate 8-10 different steam traction engines, two steam trains, a steam roller and more.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • 1969 Shay engine
    Rough and Tumble's 1969 Shay engine is run on the second day of class.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School
    Curator Dave Adams explains the use of tricocks at the 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School.
    Photo courtesy Rough and Tumble Steam School

  • Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • 1925 Baker engine
  • 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School
  • Students operating engines
  • 1969 Shay engine
  • 2014 Rough and Tumble Steam School

Looking for a fun, informative way to finally get your hands on a steam engine? Enroll in a steam school this year to learn from life-long engineers.

From valuable classroom learning to cleaning tubes to chugging along the grounds, there’s no better way to discover the thrills of safe steam engine operation and maintenance. Courses fill quickly, so don’t wait to register. FC

Iowa

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion Steam School
When: May 16-17
Where: Midwest Old Threshers show grounds, Mt. Pleasant
Tuition: $75

The two-day course offers classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Materials and two noon meals are included.



For more information: CEO Terry McWilliams, 405 E. Threshers Rd., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641; (319) 385-8937; email: info@oldthreshers.org.

Heritage Park of North Iowa 14th Annual Steam Engineer School
When: May 16-17
Where: Heritage Park of North Iowa, Forest City
Tuition: $40



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