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Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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


Side Trip for a Case Steam Traction Engine Pays Off

By Bill Vossler

Couple veers off course in pursuit of 1913 Case steam traction engine  

Working Out the Kinks of Steam Plowing

By Sam Moore

Steam plowing moves past John Fowler’s two-engine system of steam cultivation

Early Days of Steam Plowing in the U.K.

By Sam Moore

A look at steam plowing in the fields of Great Britain in the mid-1800s, and how it differed from steam power in the U.S.

Britannia Steam Engine Is a World Traveler

By Bill Vossler

1911 Marshall Britannia steam engine settles in U.S. after jaunts to Chile, England and Ireland 


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