TAG : steam engine


Back In Business

After the pandemic-related cancellations of the 2020 show season, the 2021 season seemed bigger and better than ever. The prevailing mood can only be described as pure pleasure. Many shows truly became reunions, as friends reconnected after a year’s absence. And the pieces on display? ...


Pairing Up to Preserve the Past

Members of two Amish families in Holmes County, Ohio, are bringing the past to life through demonstrations of immaculately restored century-old equipment. Pairing a circular shingle sawmill built in 1904 with a Case steam engine manufactured in 1909, the men show exactly how roofing shingles ...


A Museum Case Steam Engine and Firsthand Experience with Dirt

Volunteer looking for details on donated Case steam engine to enhance museum display I volunteer at the Siskiyou County Museum in Yreka, California. Quite a few years ago, a family donated a Case steam engine to the museum. No sign was ever made to tell about the engine. I’m trying to do a ...


Help Identify this Case Boiler

Several years ago, a horse-drawn Case steam engine was donated to our historical society, but only the boiler. It has been restored, and we are trying to find any information on its past. On the frame is the number 1264C. Can anyone advise where I can find further information? When we ...


Double the Pleasure

Steve Kunz knew that a scale model steam engine mirroring his 1882 Harrison 10hp engine existed. The builder, Chuck Hildebrand, was a good friend of his dad’s. But Steve’s dad, Louis Kunz, and Chuck had both died more than 30 years ago. The half-scale model had long since been sold, and ...


Ladies of Vintage Steam

Jen Roth and Nicole Wallace aren’t afraid to get down and dirty while working on steam engines at shows and demonstrations around the U.S. and abroad. As co-founders of Ladies of Steam, LLC, the duo works to educate people in the historical significance of these antique engines. Jen, who ...


Grandfather and Gaar-Scott Steam Engine

After a hard day’s work This Photo was taken in Nebraska where my grandfather, Charlie Livgren (right), lived before moving to Kansas. The Photo shows a Gaar-Scott steam engine and what looks like a weary crew. My Grandfather worked on many of those old threshing machines. I do not know the ...


Postcards Capture the Romance of the Rails

A slight breeze drifted by with the sweet smell of fall riding on its back. The rails seemed to glow as the afternoon sun hit them. The wooden boardwalk surrounding the depot was spotted with people, some waiting patiently for the train to deliver family and friends; others waiting for the ...

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