Vintage Spirit March 2024
- Deep In The Forest – steam locomotives at a flour mill in the Forest of Dean
- Armstrong’s Silo – a unique 1880s silage plant
- Going Off The Rails: Our Epidemic of Railway Disasters (Part 2)
- Could The Petrol Engine Have Stopped The Great War?
- Ten Years Ago – NTET 60th Anniversary Road Run
- The Pillar, The Post and the Pilling Pig!
...plus all the latest news and event reports
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In this issue
Deep In The Forest
The Flour Mill at the village of Bream in the Forest of Dean has become a sanctuary for steam locomotives. Bob Weir recently paid a visit.
A unique silage plant from the 1880s on the Cragside Estate has recently been renovated at Cragend Farm. Owner Lou Renwick tells the story.
Going Off The Rails: Our Epidemic of Railway Disasters (Part 2)
John Hannavy explores the disastrous track record of the early railways.
Sri Lankan Vintage
On a holiday last December to the island of Sri Lanka, Jim Gerrard came across a few steam and vintage artefacts. A little bit of internet research prior to the trip founded that there was some road steam to be found in Sri Lanka if you knew where to look.
The Torpoint Train Ferry
Thomas N Bowden AMICE follows up on the theme of chain ferries with a look at one that never quite made it.
Professor Thomson’s Mighty Vortex
John Hannavy investigates one of the key devices which advanced both hydro-power and hydraulics.
Edwin Goodall tells the story of the family’s quest to restore a rare American centenarian.
Could The Petrol Engine Have Stopped The Great War?
Richard Pullen looks at the trials that were held by the British Army to determine whether to buy steam or petrol lorries and the consequences that may have had on the length of the First World War.
Old emergency service vehicles are very popular with collectors but restoring them can be a tricky task. Bob Weir went to Peebles to meet Allan Hogarth and his LD series ambulance.
Ten Years Ago – NTET 60th Anniversary Road Run
Dick Bodily looks back at a significant road run from ten years ago.
The Pillar, The Post and the Pilling Pig!
Barrie C Woods looks at the always precarious existence of a rural railway in Lancashire that is no more.
The Story Of Oxford’s Car Manufacturing Empire
Pioneering car manufacturer William Morris, who died 60 years ago, revolutionised motoring in Britain in the first half of the 20th century with the mass production of cheap, reliable cars. Nicola Lisle explores his legacy.
Vintage Spirit March 2024