Vintage Spirit March 2023



  • Messing With The Kid
  • South African Steam Safari
  • What’s Left Of ... The Meon Valley Line (part two)
  • 229 Not Out – a historic windmill
  • Milton Keynes’ Transport Heritage all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Messing With The Kid

Foster Wellington No.3452 Nip On Kid made its first public outing at last August’s Shrewsbury Steam Rally. Bob Weir recently caught up with owner Ken Milns.


Bridge of Spies

John Hannavy asks a simple question and gets a surprising answer.


Standard Fordson Boring?

Tim Bolton rebuffs the myth that Fordson Ns are all the same.


Just For Fun

Following on from his visit to Avon Dassett in Warwickshire for the Steam Plough Club’s Hands On weekend, James Hamilton travelled up from Devon again to enjoy another day of steam ploughing.


South African Steam Safari

Colin Tyson visited South Africa in October to ‘fill some gaps’ on some British-built engines and machinery.


What’s Left Of ... The Meon Valley Line (part two)

Kevin Byrne takes a look at what remains of the southern end of the former Meon Valley line in Hampshire.


229 Not Out

Barrie Woods visits a historic windmill north of Blackpool.


An Anomoly

Peter Brockington looks at an unusual form of oil engine.


Railway Day In Mid Wales

Peter Brockington recounts a Friday spent at a railway gala.


Milton Keynes’ Transport Heritage

Although it started life as a ‘new town’ Milton Keynes incorporates towns with important transport histories. Dick Bodily digs into the story of rail, road and canal transport in the area.


HMS Victory – A long term restoration

Peter Brockington takes a look at a small but significant part of the 20 year restoration of Nelson’s flagship.


A Sunday In Fleetwood

Barrie C. Woods looks back at last July’s Tram Sunday event which attracted a wide range of attractions.

Vintage Spirit March 2023


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