Continuing a great tradition, the New England Wireless and Steam Museum is hosting the Yankee Steam-Up, where you can see steam engines large and small, stirling engines, running antique engines and vehicles, and much more. There is also a Marconi-era wireless museum with fascinating equipment from the early days of radio, including a Massie Station spark gap transmitter.
Check out some great videos of running steam engines from last year’s event here.
The Original Yankee Steam-Up:
For model makers, machinists, engineers & historians
Saturday October 3, 2009
1300 Frenchtown Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818 Steam & Compressed Air for Models. Licensed Boilers & Licensed Engineers. New Englands Largest Steam-Up Boiler. Giant Working Steam Engines & Hot Air & IC.
Admission is $15.00 for adults, children under 12 are $5.00. All Steam-Up proceeds go to upkeep of the museum. Parking is free, and there is food at the event.