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Welcome to the October 2020 issue of Vintage Spirit

In the October 2020 issue...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wilkie’s Mysteries

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

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Remembering Steamtown

John Hannavy recalls a Mecca for steam lovers.

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Memories of Yelverton

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

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