Steam Links

The following are links to steam-related organizations, events or topics we hope you find interesting, informative and educational. Links are arranged alphabetically in the following categories: FORUMS, CLUBS, MUSEUMS and  ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONAL SITES, EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS and MISCELLANEOUS. Simply click on the line to visit that website. 

 

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FORUMS:

American Rails Forums

Boiler Forum

Classic Steam Engine Engineering Forum  

RailroadForums.com

The Steamboating Forum

 

CLUBS, MUSEUMS and ORGANIZATIONS:

Amateurs de Bateaux à Vapeur

American Classic Boat Society

Anacortes (WA) Railway

Antique Powerland Museum

California State Railroad Museum

The Center for Wooden Boats

Chehalis Centralia Railroad Association

Connecticut Antique Engine Restoration

Cruquius Museum

Deutscher Dampfboot Verein

Finnish Steam Yacht Association

Steamboat Links

London Museum of Water and Steam

Kinetic Steam Works 

Kitsap Live Steamers

New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Northern Mill Engine Society

Oregon Maritime Museum

Pacific Railroad Preservation Assoc.

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Railway and Locomotive Historical Society

Somerset Traction Engine Club

Steam Automobile Club of America

Steam Automobile Club of America Northeast

Steam Boat Association of Great Britain

Steam Car Club of Great Britain

Steamboat Association of Australia

Steamboat Association of Sweden

Steamer Virginia V Foundation

Sumpter Valley Railway

Baltimore & Chesapeake Steamboat Company 

United States Conservancy

Vereniging Stoomvaart (Steam Shipping Assoc.)

Wooden Boat Foundation

 

PERSONAL SITES:

S. L. Elpenor

Flying Steam Machines

Riverboat Dave's Paddlewheel Site

Stanley Steamers

Steam Esteem

Steaming Priest

Reliable Steamboat Company

Building the Elliott Bay Triple Expansion Steam Engine (Facebook link)

 

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS:

A & K Enterprises - small valves, injectors, atomizing oil burners...

AD Piston Rings - Since 1921, manufactures piston rings for a wide variety of applications.

Beckmann Boatshop - steam and electric boatshop

Bjorklund Steam - manufacture an 80mm x 80mm engine.

check-valves.net - the name says it, and lots of 'em

 Colonial Iron Works, Ltd. - design and manufacture of machinery, (steam engines, boilers, feed pumps, etc.)  

Edensaw Woods, Ltd. - marine lumber and plywood

Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co. - engines, boilers, boats

Martin Model & Pattern - large selection of cast iron flywheels 3" too!

Michael Porter - marine design; does steamboats

Nature Coast Hobby Shop - live steam products & accessories

Myers Engine Works - The best small duplex feed pump

Old Time Tech - produces an excellent, authentic steam siren

Pearl Engine Co. - single & twin cylinder engines, feed pumps, blueprints...

Perfectly Pretty Comfy Clothing Company - period clothing

Rappahannock Boat Works - complete steam launch hulls

Reliable Steam Engine Co. - engines, boilers, accessories & boat plans

Selway-Fisher Design - hull designs

Sherline Products - plus online "how-to" for their products!

Techantiques.com - what the name says

Tiny Power - fractional to 10HP steam & hot air engines

Traditional Boatshop (Elegance Launches) - from plans to complete boats

MEDIA:

Astragal Press - The Whistle's Moan, The American Steam Gauge

Elliott Bay Steam Launch Co. - books

Herron Rail Video - trains, traction engines, steamboats

Kimmel Steam Power - home page

Kimmel Steam Power Website Library - books, publications, technical papers, articles, terms with definitions, and diagrams with citations, essays, patents, and personal letters, all containing important steam information, many unique

Railpub - back issue live steam magazines & used books

MISCELLANEOUS:

Discoverlivesteam.com 

The Don McCune Library

History of the Transcontinental Railroad

Industrial Archaeology Recordings

International Association for the Advancement of Steam Power

MarineWaypoints.com

Model Railroads and Freight Cars

Railroad History: Who Constructed Railroads? 

Railroads in Texas From Fort Worth, TX and Beyond

RailServe.com

RailsNW

Roots of Motive Power

Shay Locomotives

Steam in the Garden

Polish Steam Engines (beautiful model engines!)