Steam Traction Engine Operation
This nine-day 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 equipment.
Led by our Chief Engineer, you will learn about:
- WDM safety practices
- Boiler operation
- Firing with wood and coal
- Practical experience as both Engineer and Fireman
- Steam engine maintenance
- Belting up to other equipment
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.
People interested in attending the steam course should:
- Be physically fit and agile with good response and reaction time.
- Have a valid driver’s license.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be ready for a mental challenge.
- Agree to work as a member of a group.
Steam Traction Engine Operation Course Dates & Location
For more information, please contact the WDM Corporate Office at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.
“The instructors were great and they had amazing personalities and always kept things interesting.”
– Course participant
Additional Steam Locomotive Training
Students may get the opportunity to get hands-on experience running the following steam engines:
75 HP Case
36 HP Case
“I noticed and enjoyed how well the engines were maintained and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” – Course participant
Limited Power Engineer (Steam Traction Operator) Exams & Licence
For Saskatchewan students, the course and the WDM exam prepare you to challenge the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Limited Power Engineer (Steam Traction Operator) exam. The TSASK examination requires an exam fee payment to TSASK. Successful completion of the exam allows you to request your Steam Traction Operator Licence for an additional fee payable to TSASK. These TSASK fees are NOT a part of the WDM course fee.