EPISODE 636 STEAM ERA, 4TH LINE, HALTON COUNTY, NEAR MILTON
There is still time get to Steam Era if you get this Episode today, sept. 3, 2022
The show last until Monday sept..5.
Labour day week end discovery by accident….STEAM ERA IS BACK !!!
What is Steam Eara? It is the annual celebration of a long lost age in which
hot steam was harnessed to operate gigantic steam driven tractors. Because of
the danger that compressed steam is explosive most of these ancient dinosaurs
of the farm fields have gone to the scrap heap a century ago. But not all.
Some have been kept and maintained and each labour day week end the
sound of steam whistles echo up and down the Fourth Line of Halton County.
There may be time for a few readers to visit Steam Era. Short instructions
Drive 401 to Trafalgar Rod exit, north to Steeles, west to 4th line, north to Steam Era
on the farm of Sherwood and Gladys Hume. SEPT. 3,4,5, 2022.
This is our oldest son, Kevin, whose hat indicates he is an enthusiast. He even bought T shirts
for his progeny. One was fitted for me but he ran out of money and bought a Steam Era
A cedar shingle making machine…driven by a steam engine.
This old forgotten steel wheeled tractor will never run again. A beauty for your mailbox.
Mr. Weeber has made by hand dozens of the cogged wheels that once were driven by stationary
steam engines bolted to the floors of 19th century factories. The cogged wheels were made of iron.
“This is my jig’, he said and I misinterpreted
“You mean you can do a jig?”
“Certainly”, he responded and proceeded to dance across the floor of the steam display barn/
I got him on camera but from wrong side.
Life can be interesting.