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June 2017


The £2 Million Sale

Clive Flack reports on the “largest collective vintage sale seen in Europe”.

Europe’s Last Steam Rum Factory

Rollin Nicholls travelled to Madeira on holiday earlier this year and visited a steam-powered distillery.

A Credit to Crediton

Crediton Station is one of those hidden gems that deserve a better place in railway history. Brian Gooding called by to have a look.

All Hands to the Pump

Mill Meece in Staffordshire is one of the best preserved steam pumping stations in the UK. Bob Weir recently paid a visit.

Manx Heavy Haulage

The weekend after Easter saw engines, crews and enthusiasts flock to the Isle of Man for a truly spectacular steam-powered heavy haulage event, the likes of which haven’t been seen on the island for a long time, if ever. James Hamilton was there to capture the event.

Steam Relics on Brunei

Peter Brockington visited Brunei on his way to New Zealand earlier this year. He found some interesting but un-interpreted steam boilers at a museum.

Another Great North Success

This year’s Great North Steam Fair was better than ever, according to Ted Tomlin who went along.

The End Of The Line

Peter Brockington, who styles himself as the Wandering Kiwi, reports on the removal of historic rails from a road/rail bridge in New Zealand, which he feels was rather sad.

Thames Treasures

The Ford Thames 400E was a popular light commercial during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The few survivors are also a big favourite with Scottish enthusiasts, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

Manx Heavy Haulage – the view from the bus

Taking a further look at the Isle of Man event, Colin M Harris travelled on the heritage bus. This is his report.

An East Anglian Trip

Dick Bodily enjoyed a whisle stop tour of East Anglian steam museums.

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