Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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.   


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


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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.


Ransom Olds’ First Car Was Steam-Powered

By Bill Vossler

Ransom Olds has left his mark on the auto industry, and it all started with a steam-powered horseless carriage.


Starting a Cold Boiler

Bill Vossler

Important points to consider when bringing a cold boiler up to pressure