Plant & Machinery

  • Claymills steam pumping station

    Claymills steam pumping station

    Chris Graham on 2nd June 2022

    David Reed visits the wonderful Claymills steam pumping station, regarded by English Heritage as the most complete in the country.

  • Classic earth-movers in action!

    Classic earth-movers in action!

    Chris Graham on 31st May 2022

    Keith Haddock reports on the spectacular classic earth-movers working at the Historical Construction Equipment Association's convention. 

  • The Foden two-stroke diesel

    The Foden two-stroke diesel

    Chris Graham on 27th May 2022

    In a different era, the Foden two-stroke diesel could have been a howling success, instead of a crying shame, says Ian Shaw.

  • 1972 MF 200B Crawler Loader

    1972 MF 200B Crawler Loader

    Chris Graham on 19th May 2022

    Chris Graham enjoys an interesting but chilly visit to Bernard Pike’s East Sussex workshop, for a look at his 1972 MF 200B Crawler Loader. 

  • Events diary

    Events diary

    Chris Graham on 10th May 2022

    Check out the great events which are happening near you this May; there's bound to be something of interest you won't want to miss! 

  • Spring Tractor World Show

    Spring Tractor World Show

    Chris Graham on 6th May 2022

    We report on the exciting changes being made to this month's ever-popular Spring Tractor World Show, in Malvern.

  • A Champion blower in action

    A Champion blower in action

    Chris Graham on 5th May 2022

    Chris Gayle enjoys exhibiting his Champion blower with some of his stationary engines to fascinated audiences in Ireland.

  • 1928 English Electric locomotive

    1928 English Electric locomotive

    Chris Graham on 16th April 2022

    Phil Barnes tracks down an 1928 English Electric locomotive that's the sole survivor of six engines that ran in New Zealand until 1970.

  • Gas turbine-powered commercials

    Gas turbine-powered commercials

    Chris Graham on 14th April 2022

    Ed Burrows takes a fascinating look at how truck manufacturers dabbled with gas turbine-powered commercials, starting back in the 1950s.

  • Interesting Amanco stationary engine

    Interesting Amanco stationary engine

    Chris Graham on 12th April 2022

    Eric Brain relays the story of what’s known about the history of an interesting Amanco stationary engine that’s now for sale. 

  • Tractor Fest is back this summer!

    Tractor Fest is back this summer!

    Chris Graham on 10th April 2022

    We profile this summer's Tractor Fest show which, as it's celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, promises to be the biggest and best ever.

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