Vintage Spirit October 2020

£4.50

COVER STORIES:

  • A Real Rarity
  • Let the Younger Team Have A Go! – youngsters on heavy haulage
  • 60 years on the road - Part 2
  • Sustainable Deliveries – first St Katharine's Dock delivery by sailing ship in over 50 years
  • A Major Anniversary
  • Remembering Steamtown

...plus all the latest news and event reports

Subscribe to Vintage Spirit

Get Vintage Spirit delivered direct to your door each month for just £42.00 (UK delivery) for 12 issues – that’s just £3.50 an issue!

In this issue

a-real-rarity-yorkshire-wagon-01.jpg

A Real Rarity

Brian Gooding takes up the story of a steam wagon in South America which hopefully is destined to come home to the UK.

let-the-younger-team-have-a-go-heavy-haulage-172.jpg

Let the Younger Team Have A Go!

The younger members of the Searle’s team decided to deliver an engine needing boiler work by steam haulage. James Hamilton was there to follow the successful trip.

jim-sarney-60-years-on-the-road-pt2-036-Sarney-07.jpg

60 years on the road Part 2

Trevor Smallbone concludes his look back at Jim Sarney’s 60 years involvement with the road steam world.

an-atmospheric-star-starcross-1594.jpg

An Atmospheric Star

A village on the west side of the Exe estuary in Devon is home to a unique relic of a railway idea that didn’t really work out. Brian Gooding went to see.

de-gallant-sustainable-deliveries-005.jpg

Sustainable Deliveries

The first cargo to be unloaded for over 50 years in London’s St Katharine’s Dock was delivered by sailing ship James Hamilton saw it – and further deliveries – happen.

dorset-lament-GDSF-S-West-corner-towards-the-site-office.jpg

Dorset Lament

David Hargrave dropped in on the farm at Tarrant Hinton where build up for the 2020 Great Dorset Steam Fair should have been under way.

a-major-anniversary-01.jpg

A Major Anniversary

This year the Fordson E27N Major celebrates its 75th anniversary. Bob Weir remembers a post-war classic that pointed the way to a bright future.

dorset-days-pt1-1988-GDSF-07.jpg

Dorset Days

With no steam fair to report on, Brian Gooding delves back into his slide collection for a personal look at the biggest event in the rally calendar.

master-craftsman-wigston-05.jpg

Master Craftsman

John Wigston has been an artist since the 1960s, and in recent years has specialised in drawing and painting steam engines. Bob Weir talked to him about a recent assignment in Teesdale.

wilkies-mysteries-october-2020-Chamberlain.jpg

Wilkie’s Mysteries

Jim Wilkie has been digging in his archives to pick out some more photos snatched at different events.

remembering-steamtown-20-Britannia-in-Steam-2.jpg

Remembering Steamtown

John Hannavy recalls a Mecca for steam lovers.

memories-of-yelverton-06.jpg

Memories of Yelverton

Thomas Bowden looks back almost 50 years to rallies held in south-west Devon.

Vintage Spirit October 2020

£4.50

Back to top