Vintage Spirit July 2022



  • Jack Of Hearts
  • A Sparkling Day Out - RLS Spring Visit
  • Steaming To Brighton
  • Trevithick Day Returns
  • The Salt Of The Earth
  • Normandy Landings – classic tractors on French beaches all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Jack Of Hearts

Traction engine restoration today can be considered a rather different process compared to 40-50 years ago. Here Jim Gerrard takes a look at the restoration of Fowler K7 ploughing engine No.16646, ‘Jack of Herts’.


A Sparkling Day Out

The RLS Spring Visit was reorganised at short notice. Brian Gooding went along…


Steaming To Brighton

Jim Gerrard tells the story of this year’s steam road train run from London to Brighton.


Scammell Centenary

At the beginning of May this year, a gathering of Scammell vehicles was held to commemorate the centenary of the firm. Roy Larkin went along.


Trevithick Day Returns

James Hamilton enjoyed his first ever visit to Camborne’s celebration of a local steam pioneer.


The Salt Of The Earth

John Hannavy explores the sources of one of life’s ‘basic necessities’.


Steel Town Classics

William Houston from Motherwell has a passion for old commercial vehicles and has been adding to his collection for many years, writes Bob Weir.


Blackpool’s Tramtown

Barrie Woods takes a look at plans for Blackpool’s heritage trams ten years after most were withdrawn from service.


Normandy Landings

Richard Pullen found a collection of classic tractors still serving a useful purpose on French beaches.

Vintage Spirit July 2022


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