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December 2015

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Adventures with a Burrell Steam Tractor

John Cooper and his brother bought a Burrell tractor in the 1960s and began a series of adventures with what is now a well known, and well travelled engine.

Landships’ Centenary

John Hannavy explores the origins of the tank.

Celebrating 125 Years Continuous Service

Brian Gooding visited Lynmouth in north Devon and enjoyed a trip on the local funicular railway that has been running for 125 years this year.

Turner Across Africa

60 years ago, a Land-Rover, fitted with an engine made by Turners of Wolverhampton, made an epic journey from the Midlands to Nairobi in Kenya. Former Turner employee Larry Hopkins looks at the unusual engine used and the epic journey across then Colonial Africa to test the engine.

Valentin Purrey – a French steam magician

Having seen a letter in Vintage Spirit, Nicky Armstrong turned his sleuthing towards the French Purrey steam wagons.

The First of Their Kind in the UK

Brian Gooding takes a brief look at a pair of unusual bridges that once crossed the Wey & Arun Junction Canal in deepest Surrey.

American Echoes from the Past

During the 19th century, Pennsylvania helped the United States become a world power in coal and iron production. Bob Weir visited two heritage sites that have strong echoes of our own industrial past...

Time Out

A couple of days out of the office turned up some interesting visits for Brian Gooding.

Blue Toon Gems

Albert Turriff from Buchan owns a superb stable of veteran tractors. Bob Weir went up to the north-east of Scotland to see the collection.

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