Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

The Boss: 18 hp Russell Steam Engine

Cindy Ladage

Russell steam engine was the farmer's workhorse in steam era, but now fits in amongst orphan tractors

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

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