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January 2017

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The Bark of the Engines and the Growl of the Scammells

Peter Hammond didn’t have to travel far this year to enjoy the annual SoDEM Run.

Down in the Woods

James Hamilton visits an old quarry not far from his in-laws’ home in Plymouth and discovers some relics.

A Leicester Gathering

Jeff Shackell reports on another successful Annual General Meeting of the National Traction Engine Trust.

There’s Lead In Them Fields

While in Ireland, Peter Brockington visited a 19th century silver and lead mine.

Liberated Leyland

The history and restoration of a rare Leyland Cub country bus is recalled by Alan Porter.

Where It All Began

James Hamilton takes a nostalgic trip close to where his love of steam on the road began...

In Awe at Oare

John Maund visits a small but interesting working event in Wiltshire.

End for Museum of RAF Firefighting?

Ron Henderson laments the very sudden closure of the RAF fire museum.

Was it Worth It? – Yes!

James Hamilton travelled from Croydon to Somerset to test the atmosphere of the Somerset TE Club’s Langport road run.

Class of ‘54

The 1950s was an important year for tractor development, resulting in some groundbreaking changes. Bob Weir went to visit enthusiast Sandy Brockie who owns a pair of machines from both ends of the tractor spectrum...

Let Us Light Your Fire

Peter Brockington travelled to west Wales to visit the interesting stationary engine museum a few miles east of Aberporth.

Legendary Split Screens

Back in the 1950s, split screen windshields were standard equipment for the majority of motor vehicles. Bob Weir recently met up with a couple of old commercials that have survived the passage of time.

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