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May 2016

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Hidden Treasures On Sale

Peter Hammond takes a look at the hidden treasures to be found at the forthcoming John Keeley Collection Auction.

Nearly Half a Century of Faithful Service

Chris Wannell takes a look at a Scammell that is still very much in showland use in his home town of Royal Wootton Bassett.

Thistledown’s Reunion

Dick Bodily visited the Great Central Railway’s Easter Festival to see not one but two special reunions for an Aveling roller.

The Rise & Demise of Wigan Coal & Iron

John Hannavy explores the history of an early industrial powerhouse.

Desert Survivor

Ken Rimell looks into the story behind an apparently insignificant exhibit at London’s Imperial War Museum.c

Committed to Excellence

Tom French from Ayrshire has been a big Massey Ferguson fan since he was a boy. Bob Weir went to Cumnock to see his superb collection.

Tottenham’s Folly

Ron Henderson tells the story of an early motorised fire engine that was too large and too advanced for its time.

Steaming the Lanes of Kent

James Hamilton followed the engines on last year’s Weald of Kent road run.

Born Free

Campers, or motorhomes, have been around since before the Great War, and a surprising number of British veterans are still clocking up the miles, as Bob Weir discovered on his recent travels.

The Engine I Forgot

A chance enquiry for some aircraft parts, helped Ken Rimell rediscover a long forgotten small engine.

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