Steam Traction Engine Operation
WDM Training Course
12-36 HP Case at Saskatoon WDM
Grade 4 Harvest Demonstration, 2009
This course teaches, in a combination lecture-practical format, the basic maintenance and safe operation of steam traction engines and familiarizes you with antique steam-powered machinery.
The WDM will offer its steam traction training course in Saskatoon over
August 31-September 1;
Additional Steam Locomotive Training
For those interested in operating the Vulcan steam locomotive at the Moose Jaw WDM, the course will be followed by an additional two or three day (determined by the number of students) Steam Locomotive Training course.
For more information or to be notified when we set the next course dates, please contact us at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.
Students get the opportunity to get hands on experience running the
following steam engines:
18 HP Portable Case
110 HP Case
25-85 HP Nichols & Shepard
20-60 HP Case
12-36 HP Case
Phoenix Centiped log hauler
For Saskatchewan students, the course and the WDM exam prepare you to challenge the Limited Power Engineer (Traction) exam (75 multiple choice questions).
Students must make their own arrangements with the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) to write the TSASK exam.
The TSASK examination requires a $53 exam fee payment to TSASK. Successful completion of the exam allows you to request your Licence to Operate for an additional fee of $88 payable to TSASK. These TSASK fees are NOT a part of the WDM course fee.
If you successfully pass the exam (passing minimum grade is 65%), you
will be issued a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence that
will enable you to legally operated any high pressure traction boiler below
500 kilowatts in the province of Saskatchewan upon payment of the TSASK fee.