Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Letting Off Some Steam

Letting Off Some Steam

When I started this series of articles many years ago, I featured the specific properties of various makes of engines in several articles. Since...
vintage steam shovel

Not too many steam power shows in the winter, so it's a good time to think back (or plan for summer).

I have done a couple articles recently on where traction engines were built. Most of that information came from Jack Norbeck’s Encyclopedia of American...

Fairground organs, as big as a truck in some cases, make quite a sight at a steam shows, especially if there are eight or 10 in a row.

A four-day show rarely gets four good days in a row, but the last of July/ first of August weekend brought just such good weather to us at Portersville, Pennsylvania.

Recently, I was looking at a picture of a sod house in Colorado where a local family stopped for overnight on their move West....

Several readers have asked about articles (or the lack of them), so I thought I'd try to grind out some news.
traction engine

The European Traction Engine Register 4th edition details many steam engines from around the world.

This topic has come to mind in discussions at our show and perhaps several others. More is usually better, but there are other considerations...

Hello again steam enthusiasts. Its been too long again since I have done an article, and I guess my excuse is that I have...