Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Frick Sawmill Proven Workhorse

Leslie McDaniel

An 80-year-old Frick sawmill teamed with a James Leffel steam engine earns its keep at the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club show


Threshing Time in North Central Montana

Venus E. Bardanouve

Montana rancher recalls harvest and threshing time of yesteryear in Kibby, Montana


1902 New Giant Undergoes Total Restoration

Karen Bates Chabal

A historic 1902 New Giant 18 hp traction steam engine gets a ground-up restoration


Keystone Driller Direct Link to the Past

Leslie C. McDaniel

Wisconsin man restores an early 1900s Keystone Driller that drilled holes for his family's company, Smith Well Drilling


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Portable Steam Engine Provided Reliable Power

Jim Romeo

Farmers in the 19th century were given a new source of reliable power with the invention of the portable steam engine