Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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

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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.


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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.


Scale Model Steam

Leslie C. McManus

Wessels collection showcases scale model steam traction engines, including a water wagon, threshing machine and a Case steam traction engine.


Steam Traction Engine Gets Extreme Makeover

Cathy Werner

Rice County Minnesota Steam & Gas Engines club volunteers complete Advance-Rumely Universal steam traction engine restoration.


Rare Ames Steam Engine: Ames Iron Works Design Prone to Boiler Explosion

Bill Vossler

There’s not much known about this early Ames steam engine except it has a poor boiler design.



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