Steam Schools

A Listing of Steam Schools for 2006

| November 2005

Steam schools have been with us since the heyday of steam traction engines. The safe and competent operation of steam traction engines was priority when steam engines ruled the agricultural landscape 100 years ago, and it's still priority today.

Our listing is compiled from information sent by readers and through calls made to schools that have operated in previous years. As such, there may be schools we have omitted, and we encourage readers to alert us to any schools we haven't listed.

The photo above was taken by Mark Corson at the 2005 Pawnee Steam School, which was held in Boonville, Ind., March 18-20. Pictured are the instructors who volunteered their time to lead this year's classes. From left: Ray Vaughn, Joe "Mr Case" Graziana, Harold Stark, Brian Vaughn, Bruce Babcock and Larry Creed.

The photo on the bottom of the next page comes from the May 1916 issue of The American Thresherman, and advertises the Thresher's School of Modern Methods, which at that time was led by none other than the legendary P.S. Rose, then associate editor of The American Thresherman.

If you know of a school that is not listed here, please contact us at: Steam Traction, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609 e-mail:

Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas Engine Assn.
Pawnee Steam School 2006
Republic, Mo.
March 24-26, 2006