Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Double the Pleasure

Article and photos by Leslie C. McManus

Missouri man’s full-size Harrison and its pint-sized partner make an impressive show display.

Ladies of Vintage Steam

By Sara Jordan-Heintz

Ladies from steam help expand interest in vintage steam engines around the world.

Surrounded by Steam Engines

Story by Bill Vossler

Venture into a home surrounded by Steam Engines and follow Jack Strand through this impressive mechanical collection.

2020 Steam Schools Announced

By the Farm Collector staff

Beginners and seasoned veterans can benefit from attending one of several steam schools held in several states. Be sure to register early because classes fill up quickly!


Like Father, Like Daughters

Story by Bill Vossler

Mike Wahl and his daughters share common devotion to a rare 1921 Farquhar steam engine. Learn how this engine affected their lives.

The Rise and Fall of Steam-Powered Fire Engines

Column by Sam Moore

Learn about old-time hose and hook-and-ladder companies, which operated almost exclusively in towns.

Industrial Strength: 1917 Vilter Corliss Steam Engine

Story by Bill Vossler. Photos by Nikki Rajala and Bill Vossler.

Thanks to the Scott-Carver Threshers Assn., a 1917 Vilter Corliss steam engine powers its way into its second century.

Preserving a Steam Traction Legacy

By Jon Fieker

A pair of Missouri brothers continue their forebears’ passion for steam traction engines.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Save Even More Money with our SQUARE-DEAL Plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our SQUARE-DEAL automatic renewal savings plan. You'll get 12 issues of Farm Collector for only $29.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Farm Collector for just $34.95.

Facebook Pinterest YouTube