Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

2012 Steam Schools

Beth Beavers

For a new hobby this year, try steam school to learn all about steam traction engines.   

Marshall Steam: Welshman Holds Fast to His Dream

Josephine Roberts

A 1915 Marshall steam tractor was the restoration project of one Welshman with a fascination for steam power.

Steam Engine Expert

Dan R. Manning

Steam Master: Scale model or full-sized steam engines, Gene Gay has seen it all.

Blumentritt Steam Traction Engine

Bill Vossler

A rare and unusual Blumentritt steam traction engine from the collection of James Sylling.


Straw-Burning Portable Steam Engines

Jack Alexander

The short-lived sustainable harvest: Straw burning portable steam engines filled the bill for early mechanized harvests in California.

Historic Steam Logging at Pomeroy Living History Farm

Press Release

A historic steam logging operation will be featured at Pomeroy Living History Farm near Yacolt, WA, July 2-3, 2011

Oliver Evans: A Man Ahead of His Time

Sam Moore

Oliver Evans’ innovations in steam powered transportation, like the Orukter Amphibolos, were revolutionary.

Steam Threshing Rings

Leslie C. McManus

At the turn of the last century, steam threshing rings brought steam engines to communities and put an asterisk on the history of industrialization.