Vintage Spirit September 2018
In this issue
Into The High Peaks
The Cromford & High Peak Railway was an early line across the Peak District which leaned more towards canals that railways. Brian Gooding visited some of the more popular remains.
Peter Brockington enjoyed a visit to the ever popular Bromyard Gala, which had some rare and interesting exhibits on show.
Steam on the Colorado
Eric Bryan relates the rise and fall of steam-powered shipping on the Colorado River in the United States.
Huts on the Downs
Ken Rimell visited a Sussex company which has some unusual shepherd’s huts among its repertoire.
Weekend with a Wallis
Steve Cockram enjoyed a weekend of roading and working a Wallis Expansion engine.
GDSF – archive special
As the Great Dorset Steam Fair celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018 with a 500 engine special show, a set of previously unseen pictures captures some of the event’s special displays over the years.
Hot in Heddington
Brian Gooding ventured to pastures new with a visit to a Wiltshire rally he hadn’t been to before.
Old commercial vehicles are still alive and well in the Scottish Highlands. Bob Weir went to Aberdeenshire, to meet a couple of classic stalwarts.
The Shetland Bus
John Hannavy tells the story of one of World War 2’s best-kept secrets.
John Maund went across the sea to Ireland to enjoy the famous Innishannon Rally.
Metropolitan Fly-wheel Fire Engines
Ron Henderson looks at the first range of Merryweather fire engines where the operator had everything to hand.
Commemorating 100 years
James Hamilton enjoyed one of the celebratory events to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. He also managed to get a couple of pictures of the London flypast by 100 RAF aircraft.
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- Steam Returns to Astley Green – but only for a weekend
- On The Case – a pair of American tractors
- Sussex Silver Steam
- Down by the Canal – Leawood Pumphouse
- Homecoming 18 – Dorset WW1 convoy
- Bricks for the Royal Flying Corps
- A Steamy 500@50 – Great Dorset Steam Fair
- Brill Boconnoc
- London’s Iconic Tower Bridge
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