Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

The Alpha and Omega of Minneapolis Steam Traction Engines

By Bill Vossler

Iowa man builds a life around passion for steam traction engines.


Case Engine: One for the Ages

By Calvin Whitaker

Memories of a 1898 Case engine.


The Wood Bros.’ Masterpiece

By Bill Vossler

Wood Bros. banked on quality and innovation.


Scale Model Steam Engine Builder Found in Missouri

By Leslie C. McManus

Missouri man a prolific maker of scale model steam engines.


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Early 19th Century Aultman & Taylor Advertisement

By Farm Collector Staff

Aultman & Taylor’s starved rooster was an effective pitchman.


1912 Wood Bros. Steam Engine Stays in Family

By Bill Vossler

Illinois collector encounters obstacles on way to restoring 1912 Wood Bros. steam traction engine.


The Great Challenge: Steam Ploughing

By Peter Longfoot

The British Great Challenge competition keeps steam ploughing tradition alive.


Harrison Steam Engine Salvaged from Missouri River

By Bill Vossler

1882 Harrison steam engine beats the odds and keeps on tickin’.