Steam Engines
The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Steam Engines in Europe

A quick rundown of European-focused steam engine links.

Scale Rumely Steam Engine Surprise

Christmas 1997 featured a gift of love for one collector.

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Steam Engine Company History
Steam Traction Engine Collections

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Songs of the Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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BIG BUD 747: AWESOME, PLUS BONUS MATERIAL DVD

The story of the biggest tractor ever built: the 1977 Big Bud 16V-747. Big Bud is owned and still used by Robert and Randy Williams in Big Sandy, Mont. Now you don't have to be there to hear the 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine roar to life! 2000, 2005. Run Time: 60+ minutes.

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RED TRACTORS 1958-2013

This authoritative history of International Harvester and Case IH tractors includes data and photos of every model built from 1958 to 2013, as well as in-depth information about how these tractors were designed and constructed. With interviews of engineers and executives, the book covers how the 40 and 60 series were created, and thoroughly covers the red tractors from the 1960s through the 1980s. The book also traces the innovations and struggles of the final days of International Harvester. The authors unearthed a treasure trove of concept drawings and photos of prototype machines to shed new light on how these tractors were created. The book includes the exciting story of the creation of the Case-IH Magnum, an innovative machine that blends some of the great engineering done by IH with the Cummins engine built by Case. The modern era of Case IH is also included, with the story of the creation of the Quadtrac as well as the entire line of tractors. With a mix of new photography of some of the most exceptional collectible models in existence along with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, this thorough book is the most authoritative guide on red tractors ever published.

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