The Tod Engine is a stationary steam engine that was used to power a rolling mill at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Brier Hill Works in Youngstown, Ohio. The engine was built in 1913-14 in downtown Youngstown, Ohio by the William Tod Company and operated until 1979. The last Tod rolling mill engine was built in 1920, and of the several hundred that were once in use, only about a half dozen remain today. The Tod engine is the largest of its type still in existence.
The video follows the efforts of the Tod Engine Foundation members, after giving up on saving the Jeannette blast furnace, they move on to take apart the giant steam engine, remove it from the building owned by North Star Steel and preserve a part of Youngstown's industrial heritage in Youngstown. The video concludes with visits to other steam engines in two steel mills and a giant water pump.
The Tod Engine Project video is a fundraiser for the Tod Engine Foundation.
Prairie Works, DVD, 40 minutes.