Steam

  • 1922 Wallis & Steevens roller re-tubed

    1922 Wallis & Steevens roller re-tubed

    Chris Graham on 5th March 2022

    Paul Ritchie provides an update on the essential repair work carried out on Dave Loader's unique, 1922 Wallis & Steevens Oilbath road roller.

  • A festive steam threshing event

    A festive steam threshing event

    Chris Graham on 2nd March 2022

    A festive steam threshing event in Piltdown, East Sussex, saw a gathering of equipment, vintage machinery and knowledgeable enthusiasts.

  • Bluebell Railway’s new arrival

    Bluebell Railway’s new arrival

    Chris Graham on 26th February 2022

    We report on the Bluebell Railway's new arrival; an engine that was almost lost when it was dismantled back in the mid-1970s. 

  • 1913 steam tug Kerne is back!

    1913 steam tug Kerne is back!

    Chris Graham on 23rd February 2022

    After more than three years of hard work, 1913 steam tug Kerne has returned to steam, as Paul Kirkbride reports.

  • Steaming around the steelworks!

    Steaming around the steelworks!

    Chris Graham on 18th February 2022

    Fancy steaming around the steelworks? The Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society will be resuming tours in Scunthorpe this year.

  • Steam and classic vehicle gathering

    Steam and classic vehicle gathering

    Chris Graham on 17th February 2022

    We report from one of the last steam and classic vehicle gatherings of 2021 in West Sussex which was enjoyed by all, despite the weather!

  • ICE Scotland Museum’s attractions

    ICE Scotland Museum’s attractions

    Chris Graham on 8th February 2022

    We visit the  fascinating, Edinburgh-based ICE Scotland Museum, which offers a unique glimpse into the country's civil engineering heritage.

  • 1981 Leyland ‘Bison’ concrete mixer

    1981 Leyland ‘Bison’ concrete mixer

    Chris Graham on 7th February 2022

    Joseph Lewis enjoys a visit to the Amberley Museum near Arundel, in West Sussex, where he discovers a 1981 Leyland ‘Bison’ concrete mixer.

  • Saunders collection’s Christmas Road Run

    Saunders collection’s Christmas Road Run

    Chris Graham on 2nd February 2022

    We report on the welcomed return of the Saunders collection's Christmas Road Run, and the wonderful steam-powered vehicles that took part.

  • 1916 Ransomes traction engine visits home

    1916 Ransomes traction engine visits home

    Chris Graham on 30th January 2022

    Colin Tyson reports on a return home for a 1916 Ransomes traction engine that was originally built for British Army’s Forage Department.

  • Giants of Steam Gala

    Giants of Steam Gala

    Chris Graham on 25th January 2022

    We report on the Bluebell Railway's successful Giants of Steam Gala, and the interesting locomotives that made special appearances.

  • The return of steam haulage!

    The return of steam haulage!

    Chris Graham on 21st January 2022

    David Warren reports on the one-off return of steam haulage to the roads of northern England and a spectacular transportation event. 

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