Old Glory

  • 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 This one includes a combination of both published and unpublished black…

  • Great Central Railway awarded £250,000!

    Great Central Railway awarded £250,000!

    Chris Graham on 15th January 2021

    BR Standard Class 7 No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell is seen on a service train, while BR Standard 9F No. 92214, carrying the name Leicester City, waits to bring out the dining train stock on March 25th, 2018, at the Great…

  • 119-year-old steam slipway saved

    119-year-old steam slipway saved

    Chris Graham on 9th January 2021

    Essential repairs to the 119-year-old steam slipway at Balloch, on the shores of Loch Lomond, in Scotland, are finally underway. Maid of the Loch, successfully raised from Loch Lomond on the slipway, before the cradle broke on January 12th, 2019.…

  • The Lion saved from export

    The Lion saved from export

    Chris Graham on 8th January 2021

    Adrian White reports on the welcomed purchase and re-homing in the UK of a rare and treasured beast! The Lion is safe again! Fowler 19782 making steam on November 2nd in its new environment at Stotfold. (Pic: Adrian White) The…

  • 1873 Fowler 12hp in steam again!

    1873 Fowler 12hp in steam again!

    Chris Graham on 23rd December 2020

    Bob Moorman was lucky enough to see 1873 Fowler 12hp single-cylinder (No. 1908) ploughing engine back in steam after 90 years! This 1873 Fowler 12hp was back in team for the first time in 90 years in September. (Pic: Bob…

  • The Manitowoc story

    The Manitowoc story

    Chris Graham on 15th December 2020

    Keith Haddock concludes the Manitowoc story, explaining how it survived to become America’s No.1 crane builder. The Manitowoc story: This 6400 carries a 16-cubic-yard bucket on a 160-foot boom, and is seen at work uncovering anthracite in Pennsylvania. Having achieved…

  • Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Chris Graham on 14th December 2020

    Almost 450 heritage organisations in England have been awarded cash from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, as Colin Tyson reports. Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to the rescue: The Great Dorset Steam Fair has been awarded £236,200 to help it…

  • Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Chris Graham on 9th December 2020

    Bob Moorman reports on the great restoration progress being made on an interesting, 1936, diesel-powered Blackstone stationary engine. This rare Blackstone stationary engine was ‘run in’ using Roger Luck’s RSJ portable No 34240. (Pic: Bob Moorman) Down at the Pierce…

  • Stourpaine steam gathering

    Stourpaine steam gathering

    Chris Graham on 7th December 2020

    The Farwell family, from Dorset, hosted the well-attended Stourpaine steam gathering early in September, as Paul Ritchie reports.

  • 1912 Steam tug Kerne nearly ready

    1912 Steam tug Kerne nearly ready

    Chris Graham on 1st December 2020

    The Merseyside-based steam tug Kerne, built as a Thames lighterage-type vessel in 1912, will be back in action soon, Paul Kirkbride reports.

  • Kerr’s Miniature Railway closes

    Kerr’s Miniature Railway closes

    Chris Graham on 28th November 2020

    Triple-header steam trains were the order of the day as Kerr’s Miniature Railway closes after 85 years, reports Hugh Dougherty.

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