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March 2015

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‘A Penn’orth of Meths for Wheels Turning’

Following the sad news of his recent passing, good friend John Reeves looks back at the fulfilled life of Leonard ‘Len’ Crane.

A Love of DBs

David Brown tractors are still popular with enthusiasts today, as Bob Weir found out on his recent travels north of the Border.

Welcoming in the New Year, Somerset Style

While many of us are relaxing over the Christmas period, the Somerset Traction Engine Club welcomes in the new year with their popular run. Former run organiser John Reeves reports.

A Colourful List

Richard Dean describes the rebuild of a fair organ that has had several incarnations over the years.

Walter Fitter – a steam legend

The life and work of one of the north- west’s greatest men of steam is recounted by Alan Porter.

The Welcoming Light

John Hannavy looks at the genius of Augustin Fresnel in the history of lighthouses and lightships.

An Enduring Lorry

Designed over 100 years ago, it is very rare that this type of barn find was more than just a chassis and wheels. Tim Gosling tells all.

Steaming at Bancroft Mill

William Hall dropped in to see a preserved mill engine working in Lancashire.

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