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  • Crawford’s 1958 Austin Gipsy

    Crawford’s 1958 Austin Gipsy

    Chris Graham on 27th March 2021

    Brian Culpan tells the fascinating story of Crawford’s 1958 Austin Gipsy, which truly is a 'van for all seasons'.

  • 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.

  • Historic 1923 Scammell S12

    Historic 1923 Scammell S12

    Chris Graham on 22nd March 2021

    We report on the life and times of an historic 1923 Scammell S12, and its recent, shake-down tests following a solid-tyre wheel conversion.

  • 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.

  • Classic steam ship La Palma

    Classic steam ship La Palma

    Chris Graham on 15th March 2021

    The restoration of the 1912 classic steam ship La Palma is proceeding well on Tenerife, as  Phil Barnes reports.

  • 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!

  • 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,…

  • Bancroft Mill Engine Museum

    Bancroft Mill Engine Museum

    Chris Graham on 13th February 2021

    David Vaughan visits the Bancroft Mill Engine Museum, and wonders what will become of the UK’s smaller industrial heritage sites like this in the face of prolonged, enforced closure. Bancroft Mill Engine Museum: The main engine house which, together with…

  • 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…

  • 109-year-old Arrol crane saved!

    109-year-old Arrol crane saved!

    Chris Graham on 28th January 2021

    Hugh Dougherty reports on the much needed rescue package that’s now in place to save the 109-year-old Arrol crane, in Western Australia. Built in Scotland but now to be restored in Australia, this 109-year-old Arrol crane at Bunbury Timber Jetty…

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