Pawnee Steam 2002

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Bob Gold of B&B Steam Restoration teaches a class on judging
boiler condition at the 2000 Pawnee Steam School held in Rushville,

Four years ago the decision to let the Pawnee Steam School
‘hit the road’ was made. Since that time the school has
been hosted by the Antique Steam and Gas Engine Club at Boonville,
Ind., the Pioneer Engineer’s Club at Rushville, Ind., and most
recently the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Club at
Lathrop, Mo.

The school, which was founded by Chady Atterberry and the late
Ivan Burns, has been attended by hundreds of students across the
United States and Canada. The school will resume ‘hitting the
road’ again in 2003.

The 2002 Pawnee Steam School will be in session starting at 8
a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2002, and conclude around 2 p.m. on
Sunday, March 31, 2002. On Friday, March 29, we will have a steam
school class reunion. The school has some students who have
attended for three years in a row. At the reunion students will
have the opportunity to fire up engines, try their hand at belting
engines, and see a demonstration of climbing the incline.

Classes will include, but are not limited to, the following
subjects: The Medina, Ohio, accident; steam basics and safety;
steam injectors; repair and restoration of steam gauges; steam
cylinder oil; belting of steam engines; boiler piping; judging
boiler condition; boiler riveting; tube rolling; boiler water
chemistry; steam governor repair; and babbit pouring

Joe Graziana gives one of the most popular classes on steam
governor repair. In the class, Joe shows how to ‘exhort the
demons’ from your governor. Joe and Harold Stark display many
of the new parts they have available to help you restore your
governor to new condition.

Harold Stark’s injector class has a storyboard of defective
and worn out injector parts, which graphically illustrates the
do’s and don’ts of steam injectors. Harold’s class is
guaranteed to educate you about steam injectors. He has a large
display of parts he machines to rebuild injectors.

Due to the size of the facilities, the 2002 school will be
limited to 200 students. The school registration deadline will be
March 15, 2002. Tuition for the school is $25, which includes two
noon meals and a school textbook.

Beverly Atteberry, who is the secretary of the Oklahoma Steam
Threshing & Gas Engine Association, will handle student
registration. Her mail address is: Oklahoma Steam Threshing &
Gas Engine Assoc, P.O. Box 472, Pawnee, OK 74058. Beverly’s
telephone number is: (918) 744-5668. Her email address is: Also, the Oklahoma Steam Threshing &
Gas Engine Association has a web site at:

One of the most interesting aspects of the Pawnee Steam School
is meeting students from across the United States and Canada. Come
out to Pawnee, Okla., and enjoy some steam fellowship.

Steam enthusiast Larry Creed is a frequent contributor
to Iron Men Album. Contact him at: R.R. #13, Box 209, Brazil, IN

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