Restored Steam Engine Driven From Oskaloosa Farm To Power Separator At McLouth Threshing Bee

“Restoring a steam engine is a bigger task than refurbishing a tractor or pickup.”

Just ask Austin Chapman and his partner in profession and hobby Caleb Kearney.

But, there’s no denying all of the hard work, time and even high cost becomes worthwhile when they drove their restored 1914 Rumley steam engine from the farm near Oskaloosa to the Heart of America Antique Steam Engine & Model Association threshing bee grounds at McLouth.  Continue reading →