Europe

  • Historic paddle steamers still working

    Historic paddle steamers still working

    Chris Graham on 27th January 2023

    Paul Brown takes his camera to beautiful Lake Lucern in Switzerland, to record the historic paddle steamers still working regularly there.

  • Caterpillar’s first excavator

    Caterpillar’s first excavator

    Chris Graham on 16th November 2022

    The model 225 was Caterpillar’s first excavator, and was instrumental in the company becoming a world leader, as Keith Haddock explains.

  • Fjordsteam 2022 attracts historic ships

    Fjordsteam 2022 attracts historic ships

    Chris Graham on 10th October 2022

    We report on on the recent and vert successful Fjordsteam 2022 event in Norway, which attracted some very interesting historic ships.

  • Kiel Canal classic from the 1970s

    Kiel Canal classic from the 1970s

    Chris Graham on 29th September 2022

    Here’s a selection of photographs taken by the late Gordon Turner, of classic cargo ships in the, described by Jim Shaw. Kiel Canal: Carrying the profile of a tanker, the 10,898dwt cargo ship Chopin was built in 1959 by Yugoslavia’s…

  • Dennis lorries and fire engines

    Dennis lorries and fire engines

    Chris Graham on 11th May 2022

    Tim Gosling explains the story and how Dennis lorries and fire engines from Guildford ended up serving with the US Army during World War One.

  • America’s fallen from WW2

    America’s fallen from WW2

    Chris Graham on 4th May 2022

    We mark the 75th anniversary of when America's fallen from WW2 started being repatriated for proper burial at home.

  • 1948 Fordson 7V lorry restored

    1948 Fordson 7V lorry restored

    Chris Graham on 1st April 2022

    This 1948 Fordson 7V lorry really was restored from a pile of bits. Peter Simpson recounts the story and admires a job well done. 

  • Rare 1984 Magirus Deutz tipper restored

    Rare 1984 Magirus Deutz tipper restored

    Chris Graham on 25th March 2022

    Restored eight-wheeler tippers are few and far between, but Pip Dunn has tracked down a very rare survivor, a 1984 Magirus Deutz.

  • Ford 9N/2N buying guide

    Ford 9N/2N buying guide

    Chris Graham on 15th February 2022

    Peter Smith looks at the history and development of the Ford 9N/2N, and offers advice for those interested in these influential tractors.

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