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A new lease of life for Keeling

Keeling on its first run at Lotmead Farm in March 2014

When David & Julie Smith’s Burrell Keeling was due its ten year test, it was also time for a new set of gears. Brian Gooding made the occasional visit to Lotmead Farm to see progress. Read the full story in the May 2015 issue of Vintage Spirit.


2015 Calendars & Back Issues reduced in price

Vintage Spirit 2015 Calendar - January 2015

We have reduced the price of our 2015 Vintage Spirit calendars to just £4.95 including postage in the UK. Why not order one now before they are all gone? We have also reduced the price of all available back issues up to March 2014 to just £2.95 including UK postage, so if you're missing that important issue for your collection, order…


New Binders now in stock

Vintage Spirit 2015 Binder

The new Vintage Spirit magazine binders are now in stock.  These have the new logo and are available in dark blue. Price is just £9.95 including postage to UK addresses.


Soggy again for Sodem Run


Had another great day on the Sodem Run, this time around from Knowl Hill via the Walthams. Instead of driving the route, I managed to travel with others on a trailer behind Colin Hatch's Burrell 'Ted Haggard' but returned in the living van behind John Wharton's Venerable Marshall as it was rather wet, to say the least! Lots of fun, some…


Railway steamy day for Editor


I had a fabulous day yesterday as the guest of Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society, owners of Clan Line, on Surrey Hills train from London Victoria via Guildford, water stop at Shalford, Redhill and back to Victoria. Almost four hours of great Southern steam. Interesting route out via London suburbs and back via circuitous route. Fast running…


Heritage Archive

1914 7nhp Allchin compound 1652 Little-Mo

Once again, we delve into the Steam Heritage Archive but this time we bring you a small selection of pictures from the Derek Hattam Collection which includes a variety of working steam engines from events gone by. Full story in the December 2014 issue >


Exploring Coldharbour Mill

Viewed from the highest gantry level, looking down on the Kittoe & Brotherhood engine.

John Hannavy visits Coldharbour Mill, a working woollen museum in Devon. Coldharbour Mill is a rare survivor of the once-important West Country woollen industry, and as such is of significant importance. But it is much more than just that – thanks to its magnificent steam engines. Full story in the December 2014 issue >


Monarch Goes to the Carnival

Brian making up the fire for the trip after coaling and watering.

It was carnival time in Liphook and an engine was needed to pull a float. Vintage Spirit Editor Brian Gooding took his 10 ton Babcock & Wilcox, No. 95/4014, steam roller Monarch for a trip through the local country lanes, to the pub, and on to the carnival. Full story in the December 2014 issue >


A Welsh Surprise

Palmerston running through the stunning scenery of Cwm Rheidol, the upper Rheidol valley.

John Reeves returned to his birthplace, not expecting a dream to come true, as 1864 George England locomotive Palmerston paid a visit to the narrow gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway. Full story in the December 2014 issue >


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