Old Glory is Britain’s best-selling magazine for steam and vintage machinery enthusiasts. Its blend of news, rally reports, exclusive features and archive material has provided inspiration for new restoration projects as well as giving readers a rare look at some old favourites.
Among the many and varied subjects covered are steam traction engines, mechanical organs, mill engines, steam ships, locomotives, veteran cars and scale models. Photographs and carefully reproduced documents from the Old Glory archive offer a nostalgic look back at steam’s golden age and there’s lively reader interaction in the letters and helpline columns.
Fairgrounds, tractors, rollers, rail curios and 125 years of Scania – just some of the delights in the November issue of Old Glory, out now.
But it’s also the time of year when ploughing comes to the fore and the huge acreage of Crockey Hill, near York, hosted the World Ploughing Championships, which also celebrated the golden jubilee of the Steam Ploughing Club. See our special six-page feature packed with evocative pictures of men and machines in perfect harmony.
The National Fairground Archive shares some rare images of funfairs during the First World War and we have some up-to-date shots of historic trams gracing the promenade at Blackpool in the September sunshine.
You may remember back in February 2015 that we reported the theft of ‘irreplaceable’ parts from the 1876 Shand Mason fire engine St George. But all was not lost as the preservation world rallied around its owner, Derek Wheeler, who was delighted to see his treasured engine steaming again at the 2016 Great Dorset Steam Fair.
German engineering also features in our look at the futuristic Schienenzeppelin, created by aircraft inventor Franz Kruckenberg, which was a railcar that set the tracks alight in the 1930s – it clocked 110mph in 1933!
There are pages packed with news, photographs, opinions and miniature steam too, so make sure you get your copy now. Better still, why not subscribe… and you’ll receive a sensational Old Glory calendar into the bargain!