2013 Steam Schools

Learn the basics on steam engine operation by attending a steam school in 2013.


| February 2013



Rough And Tumble

Steam school isn't a walk in the park, as these students at the Rough & Tumble steam school learned while performing maintenance on their second day of class.

Photo Courtesy Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assn.

Seven steam schools will put steam engines front and center this year, connecting those with a fascination with steam engines to the resources and education to turn their interest into a new hobby.

Steam schools place a special emphasis on safety, focusing on the ins and outs of safe operation and maintenance basics. Experienced steam engineers provide instruction in classroom settings before moving to hands-on instruction. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate to register – most courses fill quickly. Whether you’re new to the hobby or a seasoned veteran, these courses provide invaluable experience and lessons to help keep old iron alive and safe for everyone involved. FC 

Did we miss your club’s steam school? Contact Beth Beavers at bbeavers@ogdenpubs.com or 1-800-682-4704 to get your club included in future listings. 

Illinois 

13th Annual Central States Threshermen’s Steam School 
When: May 18-19 
Where: Threshermen’s Reunion Park, Pontiac 
Tuition: $50 ($40 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: Bob Stadsholt, 717 Lara Rd., Normal, IL 61761; (309) 452-8223 (home) or (309) 838-9902 (cell); email: bstads@comcast.net.