Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Model Steam Engine Scaled to Perfection

By Bill Vossler

Four years in the making, a scale model Wood Bros. steam engine demonstrates the power of love.

Rumely 36-120 Sets the Bar High

By Leslie C. McManus

A Rumely expo dazzles with the addition of a Rumely 36-120 steam engine display.

Steam in the Veins

By Bill Vossler

Steam traction engines captivate three generations of Minnesota men.

When John Deere Set His Sights on Steam Power

By Sam Moore

Unknown to many people, John Deere was fascinated by a steam-powered tractor in the mid-1850s.


The Enduring Corliss Steam Engine

By Sam Moore

The Corliss name can be found on many engines, and there’s an interesting reason why.

The Allis-Chalmers Corliss Steam Engine

By Bill Vossler

An Albert City stationary Corliss steam engine is a relic of the early industrial era.

The Beginning of the End for Steam Traction Engines

By Sam Moore

Steam traction engines had decided disadvantages, including scarce timber and expensive coal, which led to their decline.

Remembering Steam Engines

By Lawrence Torske

A reader shares memories of steam engines from his past.


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