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George Shepherd Library

Training Courses


Steam Traction Engine Operation
WDM Training Course

Steam engine at Grade 4 Harvesting Demonstration 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 course does not cover any industrial power engineering material and will not enable you to challenge any power engineering exam other than the Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence exam.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age.


"The content of the materials and method of instruction was well above my expectations."
- 2014 participant


2019 Dates:





Registration Information:

For more information, to register, or to be notified when we set the next course dates, please contact us at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.


"I definitely got my monies worth from the course and look forward to future courses thru the WDM."
- 2014 participant  

 "The instructors were great and they had amazing personalities and always kept things interesting."
- 2014 participant

Additional Steam Locomotive Training

For those interested in operating the Vulcan steam locomotive at the Moose Jaw WDM, please contact us to as about our Steam Locomotive Training course.


Students may 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
25-75 Garr-Scott
Phoenix Centiped log hauler


"I noticed and enjoyed how well the engines were maintained and couldn't have asked for a better experience." - 2014 participant

Limited Power Engineer (Traction) licence exam:

For Saskatchewan students, the course and the WDM exam prepare you to challenge the Limited Power Engineer (Traction) exam (75 multiple choice questions).

The TSASK examination requires an exam fee payment to TSASK. Successful completion of the exam allows you to request your Licence to Operate for an additional fee payable to TSASK. These TSASK fees are NOT a part of the WDM course fee.

TSASK Fee Schedule

Contact TSASK

If you successfully pass the exam (passing minimum grade is 65%), you will be issued a Limited Power Engineer (Traction) l 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.

TSASK Limited Power Engineer (Traction) Course Syllabus (PDF)