Steam

  • Burrell Special Scenic No.1

    Burrell Special Scenic No.1

    Chris Graham on 19th May 2021

    Bob Moorman charts the life of one of the most recognisable, 100-year-old showman’s engines around, Burrell Special Scenic No.1.

  • Classic cranes in New Zealand

    Classic cranes in New Zealand

    Chris Graham on 13th May 2021

    Phil Barnes found three classic cranes in New Zealand, while visiting the Ferrymead Heritage Park, in Christchurch.

  • Wallis & Steevens steam roller

    Wallis & Steevens steam roller

    Chris Graham on 12th May 2021

    Recent research reveals more about a Wallis & Steevens steam roller that was spotted working in Switzerland during the late 1960s. 

  • Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Chris Graham on 11th May 2021

    Hugh Dougherty reports on the perilous situation facing many of the industrial museums in Scotland, following the pandemic's dreadful impact.

  • Evesham Vale Light Railway event

    Evesham Vale Light Railway event

    Chris Graham on 6th May 2021

    The great news from the Evesham Vale Light Railway is that the scheduled Summer Gala & Historic Vehicle Weekend will be going ahead in July!

  • 1903 Fowler A4 traction engine

    1903 Fowler A4 traction engine

    Chris Graham on 5th May 2021

    Simon Nuttall provides an update on the new home he’s created for his superb, ex-Australian, 1903 Fowler A4 traction engine.

  • 1934 Sentinel timber tractor

    1934 Sentinel timber tractor

    Chris Graham on 30th April 2021

    David Vaughan reports on a rare 1934 Sentinel timber tractor that’s returned to steam after a very successful winter refit.

  • Classic vehicle dioramas

    Classic vehicle dioramas

    Chris Graham on 28th April 2021

    Graham McQueen explains how his classic vehicle dioramas display models in realistic settings to bring the past to life in miniature.

  • Steam Rollers Part 2

    Steam Rollers Part 2

    Chris Graham on 24th April 2021

    Soon-to-be-published Steam Rollers Part 2 is the latest bookazine for steam fans from Kelsey Publishing. Order your copy from April 30th!

  • Classic commercial vehicle shows

    Classic commercial vehicle shows

    Chris Graham on 20th April 2021

    Peter Simpson provides an update on the latest position regarding some of the UK’s favourite classic commercial vehicle shows.

  • 1860 Brown & May is back!

    1860 Brown & May is back!

    Chris Graham on 15th April 2021

    The 1860 Brown & May 2hp ‘baby’ portable, having spent years in Canada and California, has recently come back to Wiltshire.

  • Three ‘unusual’ locos

    Three ‘unusual’ locos

    Chris Graham on 12th April 2021

    The 2ft-gauge railway at Amerton Farm in Staffordshire is home to three ‘unusual’ locos – the 'pretenders'.

  • Dodman miniature traction engine

    Dodman miniature traction engine

    Chris Graham on 10th April 2021

    Les Kirk, having built a Dodman miniature traction engine, reveals his second project, a 4in Garrett, made to a similarly high standard.