Vintage Spirit March 2021



  • Making Waves (Part 2) – William Froude & Beyond
  • What Is Left Of… The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway?
  • 175 Years Of Cruising On England’s Longest Lake
  • Rock Of Ages – granite quarrying in the Malverns
  • Remembering Bathgate
  • The Paisley Collection Sale all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Making Waves (Part 2) – William Froude & Beyond

John Hannavy explores how the application of wave theory improved ship design.


Running Off The Rails

James Hamilton reports on an 'off the rails' weekend in Sussex.


What Is Left Of… The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway? (Part 1)

Barnstaple to Blackmoor Gate: For his next look at old railways, Kevin Byrne moves further west to north Devon to a narrow gauge railway that is slowly coming back to life, having been closed in 1935.


In Days Gone By

Steam is still alive and well in Scotland, and an essential part of classic vehicle shows. Bob Weir looks back at some more memorable moments over the last ten years.


175 Years Of Cruising On England's Longest Lake

Rob Beale & Peter Storry look at the history of passenger 'steamers' on Windermere.


Rock Of Ages

Allan Lloyd tramps his native Malvern Hills in search of the history of a century-long controversy – the quarrying of granite.


Third & Fourth Great Workings

Jim Gerrard looks through some recently acquired colour prints.


Remembering Bathgate

Geoff Fishwick from Stirling in Scotland spent many years working at the BMC/Leyland plant at Bathgate, West Lothian. Bob Weir joined him on a trip down memory lane.


The Paisley Collection Sale

Although Tim Bolton wasn’t there, he is able to look back 40 years to a pivotal sale.


From The Archive

With a lack of events over the past year, we’ve delved into the archives to remind us of the road steam scene from several summers past.


Threshing In East Anglia

Michael Pumfrey enjoyed a couple of unexpected days threshing.


Royal Collections At The Old Station

Ken Rimell takes a look at a country station that had a regular royal visitor in days gone by.


Light Steam Fire Engines

Ron Henderson looks at the range of smaller steam fire appliances from Shand, Mason & Merryweather.

Vintage Spirit March 2021


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