Vintage Spirit January 2021

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COVER STORIES:

  • 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

...plus all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

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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.

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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.

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Kenya’s Mountain Engines

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

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Tangye – engine-makers to the world

John Hannavy explores the story of the Birmingham engine builders.

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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.

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The Full Ponty

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

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Winching with a Wallis

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

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Conflict Memorial

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

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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.

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Sussex Steam Returns

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

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The Bedford OB

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

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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…

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Foster Friday

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

Vintage Spirit January 2021

£4.50

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