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October 2013

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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2013 The world famous steam show was held for the 45th time this year and what a spectacle it was! With a range of all new exhibits, fantastic weather and huge crowds of visitors, it was certainly an event to remember.

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GDSF Roller Special For many enthusiasts, the real focus of this year's Great Dorset was the Roller Special. With over 150 different examples present, including those built in Continental Europe and America, there was plenty to see. Plus a new world record was set!

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The Second Generation of Garrett Undertype Wagons In spite of its first undertype steam wagons, Garretts persisted with another design in an attempt to steal some of Sentinel's market share. Alan Barnes examines whether this proved successful.

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The Commercial Collector Most enthusiasts are pleased to own just a single example of transport heritage, but one commercial vehicle was simply not enough for Graham Vallance. Richard Murphy catches up with him, and his grandson Ben, to find out more.

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Celebrating Britain's Naval Might As well as the newly opened Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard boasts a superb collection of warships, all of which have played an important role in British history. John Hannavy reports on his numerous visits to the site.


Steam Archive         Les Freathy supplies us with another batch of fascinating historic photographs. As always though, there's the odd missing detail which you might be able to provide.

Gayle Mill Stephen Lily travels to North Yorkshire to visit what is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence.

Tales from the Workshop - First Time Owner Thanks in part to being in the right place at the right time, 23-year old Graham Townsend found himself restoring and eventually owning Aveling & Porter rollerNo 8727. He tells Richard Murphy about how the project is progressing.

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