Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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’.


2014 Steam Schools

By Matt Kelly

Steam schools inspire safe operation & care of steam engines.


A Home Abroad for the Aultman & Taylor 20 HP Steam Engine

By Leslie C. McManus

Aultman & Taylor 20 hp steam traction engine finds home in Istanbul’s Rahmi M. Koç Museum.   


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Ambitious Beginner Builds 80 HP Case Engine

By Loretta Sorensen

Steam engine novice enters hobby with 80 hp Case engine.


The Steam-Driven Rustmobile

By Bill Vossler

Steam-driven cart, the Minnesota Mad Hatter, showcases good old American ingenuity


2013 Steam Schools

By Beth Beavers

Learn the basics on steam engine operation by attending a steam school in 2013.


A Gaar-Scott Portable Steam Engine

By Calvin Whitaker

Collector finds and restores a Gaar-Scott portable steam engine after visiting the Pioneer Engineers show in Rushville, Indiana.