Vintage Spirit August 2021

£4.50

COVER STORIES:

  • 60 Years Of Steam – the Dicker family in Devon
  • A Lost Industrial Museum – Ayrshire's Dunaskin Ironworks
  • Rare Scots Pair – Thornycroft lorries in Scotland
  • Over The Malverns – Candyfloss's journey over the hills
  • The Stephensons – the father and son of railways
  • No Change In 40 Years – a Fowler in the same ownership
  • Engine Indicators (Part 2)

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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60 Years Of Steam

The Dicker family in Devon have owned one engine for 60 years. Steven Cockram tells the story.

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A Lost Industrial Museum

Less than 15 miles south-east of Ayr is a decaying monument to the county’s iron and (later) brick making industries of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Brian Gooding looks back at a visit he made to Dunaskin in 2003.

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Searching South

In early 2020, Larry Hopkins toured New Zealand’s South Island in search of transport heritage. Here he begins by looking at two of the places he visited.

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Rare Scots Pair

Thornycroft lorries belong to a different era when British commercial vehicles were exported all over the world. Fortunately, there are a pair of survivors living north of the Border, as Bob Weir recently discovered...

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Over The Malverns

Jim Gerrard joined a newly-restored Fowler on its first long distance road run.

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The Stephensons – the father and son of railways

John Hannavy explores the legacy of the great engineering pioneers.

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Mixed Memories

Jim Wilkie has again been delving into his archives to pick out some more photos of interest.

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An Unusual Locomotive

Peter Brockington looks at a German locomotive of unusual design with cylinders at both end of the loco.

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Steam In The Sunshine

Jim Gerrard travelled to Herefordshire to enjoy an early season taste of steam.

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No Change In 40 Years

James Hamilton reflects on how life can change, but a certain roller has remained the same for many years.

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Spotlights On A Revolution

Mark Rudall ponders the connection between three highly collectable vintage lamps and the stories they tell about Britain’s industrial history.

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The Cruise Liner That Went To War

She was built as a cruise liner, but ended up as a hospital ship in the Falklands War. Ken Rimell looks at her career in peace and war.

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Engine Indicators (Part 2)

John Walter explores the world of how the efficiency of engines can be recorded.

Vintage Spirit August 2021

£4.50

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