Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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 

The Patents of Edward T. Wright

By Beth Beavers

British engineer Edward T. Wright left his mark on the road roller industry in the United States.

Family Heirloom: The Kelly-Springfield Road Roller

By Beth Beavers

1905 Kelly-Springfield Road Roller bonds generations


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.


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