Vintage Spirit January 2021



  • Across Devon by Roller - Part 1
  • Kenya’s Mountain Engines
  • Tangye – Engine-makers to the World
  • The Full Ponty - the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Winching with a Wallis
  • The Bedford OB
  • 40 Years in Restoration all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Across Devon by Roller - Part 1

James Hamilton travelled down to Devon to catch up with the last couple of days of an ambitious charity run with a Robey roller, a five day run from north to south.


A New Boiler for the Ruston - Part 1

Andrew Semple looks back to when the family’s Ruston tractor had to have some serious boiler surgery.


Kenya’s Mountain Engines

Donald McGregor recalls a trip on East African Railways with the impressive Beyer Garratt locos, now almost 45 years ago.


Tangye – engine-makers to the world

John Hannavy explores the story of the Birmingham engine builders.


Mike’s Geordie Gem

Enthusiast Mike Charlton has been a lifelong fan of Burrell machinery and is the current owner of The Duke of Ongar. Bob Weir reports.


The Full Ponty

Roger Butler tells the story of the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – now an important World Heritage Site.


Winching with a Wallis

Trevor Smallbone enjoyed a day helping out with a steam winching job.


Conflict Memorial

Jim Gerrard visits a fascinating military and social history museum in Yorkshire.


What’s left of...?

Kevin Byrne looks at the remains of the Somerset & Dorset Railway, picking up where he left off last month at Evercreech Junction and heading towards Corfe Mullen near the line’s terminus in Bournemouth.


Sussex Steam Returns

James Hamilton enjoys a couple of different steam days during sweltering weather in the summer of 2020.


The Bedford OB

Dick Bodily brings back memories of travel by these Bedford classics.


40 Years in Restoration

Michael Snell bought a portable steam engine over 40 years ago and it has only just been restored. He tells us how this came about…


Foster Friday

Colin Harris was invited for a day out with a fast Foster tractor.

Vintage Spirit January 2021


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