Vintage Spirit December 2020



  • A New Life For The lion – full report on its auction sale at Bonham's
  • Robin’s Roller returns home
  • The Iron Trunk Aqueduct
  • Up Close and Personal with a VC10
  • American Classic – the Ford 9N
  • Tinkering at the Park all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


A New Life For The lion

The auction of Fowler Showman’s No.19782,The Lion, at Bonhams in Bond Street, London, was a major talking point in the steam world. James Hamilton and Jim Gerrard both travelled to London on different occasions to cover the event.


Robin’s Roller

James Hamilton finds out about a steam roller that has come home again.


An Authentic Load

When a Sentinel went to pick up some wood, Trevor Smallbone followed the journey.


The Iron Trunk Aqueduct

Dick Bodily investigates an important canal relic not far from his home.


Leicestershire Miscellany

Peter Hammond spent an October weekend in the East Midlands...


Up Close and Personal with a VC10

John Hannavy recalls a memorable encounter with VC10 ZA149.


What Is Left Of...?

An occasional series of articles where Kevin Byrne explores the remains of the UK’s abandoned railway systems.


American Classic

The Ford 9N was an iconic workhorse, and a pivotal moment in tractor design. There are still some survivors living in Scotland, as Bob Weir recently discovered.


Cornish Memories

Jim Gerrard looks at some slides from the 1980s that he has acquired.


Floating Workshop

Roy Larkin looks at an innovative way of maintaining army vehicles in the Middle East during the First World War.


Tinkering at the Park

Jim Gerrard travelled to East Sussex for a rare occurrence this year – a steaming open day.


A Passion For Steam

Vicki Rogers is well known in the south as an avid steam enthusiast. She loves drawing road engines. Here she tells us about her passion.

Vintage Spirit December 2020


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