Steam show pics

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  1. Buckshot

    Buckshot Active Member

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    Love tractors. Love steam engines even more. Watched a really interesting show on them. It may have been an episode of Modern Marvels on the History Channel. Jay Leno was featured in a long segment because he's a big steam buff. He has some beautifully restored stationary engines as well as some steam powered cars. They are some of his favorites. He took a couple of them out for a drive. He pointed out that the old Stanley generated in excess of 700 ft.lbs. of torque and if you weren't careful it would spin the wheels INSIDE the tires. You might be thinking that 700 ft.lbs. is Super Duty Diesel territory, but the steam engine would produce that starting at ZERO rpms. Absolutely flat torque curve. If you could find the traction you could drag an F-350 away kicking and screaming.
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    the thing about a tractor is, you can plow and harvest a field, bury bodies, dig defensive positions, and many, many more uses.
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    Steam driven vehicles are a bit bulky but do not relay on gasoline. I like that.
  4. Shep

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    Minneapolis

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    Case

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    Advance Rumley

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    Frick Eclipse

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    Case plow engine and an under mounted Avery

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    The Sears sawmill with an Advance on the belt

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  6. Ken W

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    Excellent pictures. Such fascinating machines. It's amazing how things have changed over the decades.
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    Great pics! It's funny though. I actually came into this thread expecting it to be 'steam punk' stuff. I guess I have been hanging around with the young crowd too much! haha
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    Wow. That would have been awesome to see in person. Hmm, steam engines for long term survival, interesting thought.
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    Several years ago, on a cool rainy afternoon, I was sitting at my computer when I heard an unmistakeable sound that I had heard many times before as a child...but not since I was 5 or 6 years old...

    I grabbed my trusty camera, jumped in the truck and raced down the road a few miles where I knew I could get a passing view and take a few pics...

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    As a child, I remember it was 'an event' to see a diesel-electric engine come through town...We kids would talk about that for days...:) This old engine is based in New Orleans and was making a promotional run to Shreveport...I was glad I heard the whistle and old enough to know what it was a steam whistle when I heard it.
  10. Ken W

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    Nice pic, Duke. There's nothing quite like the sound of one of those. I used to live by a town, up north, that had a couple that they did regular runs for the tourists and locals that love the nostalgia. Some of them longer with dinner and a "murder mystery" to solve. I love that sound myself. You just don't want to park too close to where they go by unless you like a bunch of soot all over your vehicle. :)
  11. Gun Geezer

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    They have a swell steam show every fall in Jacksonville, Illinois. I rarely miss it.
  12. Shep

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    Harrison traction engine

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    Huber traction engine

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    13/40 Case

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    A couple of Port Hurons

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    25/75 Case

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    Wood Brothers 18-56

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    A pair of Nichols & Shepard 25-75s

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    Is he brewing a tasty beverage?
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    That little homemade engine does kind of look like a moonshiner`s dream.
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