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May 2017


On The Trail Of A B5

A chance telephone conversation led Ted Tomlin on the trail of a Fowler Road Loco being repaired not far from home.

Lancashire Lorry Legends

Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Limited was formed in 1970, but the roots of the two merged companies date back to the early 20th century. The surviving lorries are still popular with Scottish collectors, as Bob Weir recently discovered...

A Clayton Named Adavale

The Olsson family in Australia became the owners of a derelict Clayton portable engine which they eventually restored. This is its story, as told by Gary & Cath Olsson.

Rocketing Into Dingles

A major ‘new’ ride has arrived at Dingles, and was officially launched in mid-March. Brian Gooding went along for the occasion.

Stepping Back In Time

Britain’s industrial heritage can be discovered in some surprising places. The market town of Biggar is home to Scotland’s only preserved gas works, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

One Of The First On The Road

Eric Bryan looks back at one of the first pioneers of road steam, Frenchman Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.

Stemming The Tide

Dave Bonner looks briefly at the massive draglines that were used to enhance the sea defences in East Anglia eight years after the 1953 floods.

People In Glasshouses

John Hannavy explores the story of glass.

Shetland Stalwarts

The Shetland Islands are well-known for being the centre of the UK’s oil and gas industry. But tractors also have their place, as Bob Weir recently discovered...

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