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February 2016

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Farewell, Pride of Somerset

Our tribute to our Deputy Editor, John Reeves who died a week before Christmas.

Swift as an Arrow

An ingenious system for rapid passenger travel was devised in the 1920s. Allan Lloyd tells the story of this invention and wonders what might have been had the idea caught on.

Victorian Hungerford

Peter Hammond visited December’s popular Victorian Festival in the Berkshire town of Hungerford.

Buchan Classics

Scotland is home to some superb tractor collections, and the Buchan area north of Aberdeen is no exception, as Bob Weir discovered on his recent travels.

Great Southern Steam Trek

Clive Phillips reports from Australia on a wagon road run that didn’t quite turn out as planned, but a good time was had by all.

The World’s Oldest Pier Railway

Ken Rimell visited Hythe on the west side of Southampton Water to learn more about the iconic pier and its electric railway.

Celebrating 60 Years on the Road

Back in the summer, the East Anglian Traction Engine Society celebrated their 60th anniversary with a road run. John Maund went along with his camera.

Fabulous Foden

Foden was one of the lorry giants in its heyday, and is still sorely missed by haulage contractors and enthusiasts alike. The older vehicles are also popular with collectors, as Bob Weir discovered on his recent travels.

In The Frame

Another selection of superb photographs from the camera of the late Paul Strong.

City Slickers

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust (GVVT) premises at Bridgeton Garage near the city centre, is a Mecca for commercial vehicle enthusiasts. Bob Weir paid a visit on their annual open day, to see one of the most impressive collections north of the Border.

Leyland Woes

Chris Wannell has owned a Leyland fire engine for years but only recently found out why it kept overheating.

Sailing Over Hills

As the restoration of Britain’s canal system continues, John Hannavy explores some of the network’s most amazing structures.

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