Vintage Spirit September 2018



  • Into The High Peaks
  • Weekend with a Wallis
  • GDSF – archive special
  • Hot in Heddington
  • Highland Dreams
  • The Shetland Bus
  • Commemorating 100 years of the RAF all the latest news and event reports

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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.

Bromyard Bonanza

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.

Highland Dreams

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.

Innishannon 2018

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.

Vintage Spirit September 2018


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