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Forum topic by Redoak49 posted 07-11-2016 12:50 AM 673 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2016 12:50 AM

I went to a steam show at the local county fair ground and was really impressed. They had a working old sawmill and was driven by a huge steam engine. I think the engine was from the 1920s. I can not image what it took to keep these things running. It powered the sawmill to cut large oak logs into lumber with ease.

In addition to the large steam engines, there were quite a few miniature ones that people had made…what craftsmanship.

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 05:06 PM

Looks like a lot of fun, I’m kind of split on wanting to see operating steam engines. On one hand they are so cool to watch running, on the other hand, one exploded at a county fair not too far away from me a while back and killed a few people.

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 05:58 PM

We have a steam museum in our county, with a few running trains and a working sawmill. Very cool. The kids love it, and if I ever stop working weekends—i’d love to volunteer on the sawmill.


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#3 posted 07-27-2016 06:27 PM

West Liberty, OH will have a tractor fest this coming Labour Day…..usually they have a few steamers running around. A few times, they have even set up a sawmill, as well…

Admission is free, so is parking!

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#4 posted 07-27-2016 08:48 PM

Heston is a good place. The best I have been to is Rough and Tumble in Lancaster PA

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