Vintage Spirit October 2019



  • Dorset 2019 – Steam
  • Advancing Through The Cotswolds
  • A Tale of Two Trains – locos on an 1865 wreck
  • Mill Engine Heaven
  • Time in Denmark
  • Fife’s Old Warriors all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Dorset 2019 – Steam

Jim Gerrard picks out his highlights from the steam exhibits of this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair.


Advancing Through The Cotswolds

John Maund looks at the story behind a Wallis & Steevens ‘Advance’ roller he followed around Oxfordshire.


Steam in the Square

David Viner reports on this year’s event in the Gloucestershire town of Fairford, held to keep the memory of the old rallies alive.


A Tale of Two Trains

David Wendes discovered the wreck of a schooner which had sunk in 1865 off the south coast of England with a cargo of two railway locomotives and steam coal.


Classic Collection

Brian Nairn from the Scottish Borders has been a big fan of Fordson tractors for years and owns a superb collection, as Bob Weir recently discovered.


Mill Engine Heaven

John Hannavy asks if Bolton’s Steam Museum is the town’s best-kept secret?


Hands Across the World

Peter Brockington entertained some New Zealand friends by showing them some of the transport sights of mid-Wales.


Time in Denmark

Timewinder, in Denmark, is a very welcoming three day nostalgia event in June that engine owner Tim Mayhew visited with his Burrell traction engine and the Romanes family’s Wallis 3-ton tractor.


Good Things Come In Small Packages

Smaller local shows can attract a different range of exhibits, as Peter Brockington found out.


Fife’s Old Warriors

1930s commercial vehicles are becoming increasingly rare, as age and wear take their toll. Bob Weir went to Kirkcaldy in Fife to meet James Miller Sword and a trio of classic veterans.


Wilkie’s Wanderings

Jim Wilkie picks out yet more items of interest from shows he has wandered around.

Vintage Spirit October 2019


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