Nostalgia

  • On the Buses

    On the Buses

    Chris Graham on 4th April 2020

    On the Buses is a series of quarterly bookazines produced by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, that take a snapshot back to a time when the world was a very different place.

  • Dunedin Gas Works Museum visit

    Dunedin Gas Works Museum visit

    Chris Graham on 1st April 2020

    The Dunedin Gas Works Museum, in New Zealand’s second largest city on the South Island, is packed with fascinating machinery and information, as Phil Barnes discovers.

  • Digging for China clay

    Digging for China clay

    Chris Graham on 30th March 2020

    David Vaughan looks at the fascinating range of historic machinery that was involved in digging for China clay in what was a major Cornish industry

  • Classic digging and craning

    Classic digging and craning

    Chris Graham on 28th February 2020

    Another look deep into the archives, to unearth some fascinating photographs of digging, craning and dumping from a personal collection.

  • The Sentinel Roadless Tractor

    The Sentinel Roadless Tractor

    Chris Graham on 20th February 2020

    Alan Barnes recounts the fascinating story of the Sentinel Roadless Tractor; a machine that deserved so much more commercial success.

  • The brilliance of Brunel

    The brilliance of Brunel

    Chris Graham on 20th February 2020

    The brilliance of Isambard Kingdom Brunel is celebrated at London’s Brunel Museum, which documents the great man’s first and last projects.

  • Exploring the polar regions

    Exploring the polar regions

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2020

    Exploring the polar regions is incredibly tough and unforgiving on both man and machines, Ed Burrows recounts some of the earliest, mechanised expeditions.

  • The Scammell Contractor remembered

    The Scammell Contractor remembered

    Chris Graham on 31st January 2020

    Bob Tuck takes a look back at one of Watford’s finest, the Scammell Contractor, and discovers it was far more versatile than its bigger crew-cab offspring.

  • Lorry Driver of the Year

    Lorry Driver of the Year

    Chris Graham on 24th January 2020

    Fascinating archive photographs featuring vehicles involved in the Lorry Driver of the Year competition, from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ Collection.