Before hit and miss engines, steam power was the only way to get machinery moving.
At the portable steam engine display you will see vintage portables running pumps, saws, chaff cutters, generators and more in action.
Here you will see everyday tasks completed with the aid of steam, including live, steam powered sheep shearing, a steam powered radio, and you can even buy a fresh hot cob of corn cooked by steam power.
Some of the Portable and Traction Engines coming to Steamfest in 2019:
- Brittannia Boiler
- Pritchett Portable
- Vertical Boiler and Launch Engine
- Bufflo Pits Driving Water Pump
- Club Garrett Portable
- The Brady Bunches Portable
- Council Marshall
- Sooty John Preston
- Ross Taylor Jacko Boiler