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Vintage Spirit May 2019

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COVER STORIES:

  • A Trio of Gallopers
  • Among The Danger Houses
  • Brunel’s Cornish Railway Bridges
  • Sadie and Wee Slim
  • Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage
  • The Romance of the Horses (Part 1)

...plus all the latest news and event reports

In this issue

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A Trio of Gallopers

Peter Hammond focuses attention on a trio of model Gallopers at this year’s Wilton model show.

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Among The Danger Houses

On a trip to north Kent to see an old bus, Brian Gooding took time out for a pleasant walk among trees which hide an explosive relic from the past.

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Pride of Scotstoun

Albion lorries are sought after by enthusiasts, and pre-WW2 vehicles are particularly rare. Bob Weir went to Bathgate in West Lothian to meet David Sibbald, and his family’s KL127.

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Brunel’s Cornish Railway Bridges

John Hannavy explores a bit of railway history.

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Steam Archive

Jim Gerrard presents a selection of rally pictures of the 1970s & 80s from the collection of Richard Pocock.

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Sadie and Wee Slim

Some enthusiasts like to give their tractors a pet name, and Stan Weir from the Scottish Borders is no exception. Bob Weir went to Blyth Bridge to meet ‘Sadie’ and ‘Wee Slim’.

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Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage

The city of Sheffield played a crucial role during the Industrial Revolution. Thanks to the efforts of the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, the legacy lives on, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

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Tavistock’s Well-kept Secret

John Hannavy explores a collection of early engines.

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The Romance of the Horses (Part 1)

Ron Henderson looks at the days of horse-drawn steam fire engines and the need to reach fires quickly, and ready to work.

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Wilkie’s Wanderings – Tractor World at Malvern

Jim Wilkie visits the spring Tractor World show at Malvern.

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