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  • Narrow-gauge diesel loco sends message

    Narrow-gauge diesel loco sends message

    Chris Graham on 24th March 2021

    We're happy to report that a narrow-gauge diesel loco has been brought in to boost morale on the Connemara Railway, in Co Galway.

  • More steam shovel history

    More steam shovel history

    Chris Graham on 20th March 2021

    Keith Haddock delivers another bucketful of steam shovel history as he continues his A-to-Z review with a look at some more, notable American manufacturers.

  • Historic gallopers ride on!

    Historic gallopers ride on!

    Chris Graham on 16th March 2021

    David Reed reveals the fascinating story behind the Howard Brothers' 1886 historic gallopers ride that’s still going strong today.

  • New Old Glory Archive bookazine

    New Old Glory Archive bookazine

    Chris Graham on 12th March 2021

    Steam enthusiasts will love the latest addition to the Old Glory Archive bookazine series, that’s on sale and available to order online now!

  • Aveling & Porter from Loch Ness!

    Aveling & Porter from Loch Ness!

    Chris Graham on 11th March 2021

    David Reed recounts the amazing story of how Thomas Fields-Pattinson rescued a 1923 Aveling & Porter from Loch Ness, after it had languished there for 60 years!

  • DIY steam lorry kit

    DIY steam lorry kit

    Chris Graham on 9th March 2021

    Paul Ritchie meets Joe Rawlings to discover more about his project to build a 4½in-scale Foden DIY steam lorry kit at home.

  • Sentinel steam waggon movements

    Sentinel steam waggon movements

    Chris Graham on 3rd March 2021

    Here’s the latest news about some of the most interesting Sentinel steam waggon movements that took place in recent months. There have been a number of interesting Sentinel steam waggon movements in recent months, and here’s our summary of what’;s…

  • 1914 American-built steam locomotive  

    1914 American-built steam locomotive  

    Chris Graham on 22nd February 2021

    Phil Barnes reports on the life and eventual rescue of a 1914, American-built steam locomotive in New Zealand. The Climax loco in its present home, where its thankfully undergoing a restoration under the stewardship of The Climax 1317 Trust. (Pic:…

  • National Traction Engine Trust

    National Traction Engine Trust

    Chris Graham on 16th February 2021

    Paul Ritchie reports on important developments arising from the National Traction Engine Trust’s recent AGM. Last November the National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) held its annual general meeting and, like so many organisations unable to meet due to Covid-19 restrictions,…

  • Fascinating Aveling roller

    Fascinating Aveling roller

    Chris Graham on 5th February 2021

    Phil Braithwaite, having spent time working in South Africa, recalls a fascinating Aveling roller that he came across in the country.  Fascinating Aveling roller: The apparently very old Aveling roller on display at Volkrust, South Africa. Information gleaned locally identifies the boiler…

  • The life and times of Jimmy

    The life and times of Jimmy

    Chris Graham on 27th January 2021

    Peter Love takes a nostalgic look at the life and times of Jimmy, an Aveling & Porter road locomotive, and the first he ever stood on. The life and times of Jimmy: This 1900 Aveling & Porter LC6 was the…

  • Giant steam shovels

    Giant steam shovels

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2021

    Keith Haddock begins a series in which he describes the fascinating history and development of the world’s giant steam shovels. Giant steam shovels: This machine, created by William S Otis, is documented as the first steam shovel ever designed to…

  • Old Glory Archive No. 2 – John Crawley Files

    Old Glory Archive No. 2 – John Crawley Files

    Chris Graham on 19th January 2021

    Old Glory Archive No. 2 – John Crawley Files – Steam Wagons, is the newly-released, second bookazine in the series that delivers a fascinating content for steam enthusiasts everywhere. This one includes a combination of both published and unpublished black…

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