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.
There’s a whiff of steam in the air… it must be the March issue of Old Glory!
Familiar faces, memorable engines and bygone images combine to make the latest issue another must-have for the steam enthusiast’s shelves or magazine rack.
There are some big names to conjure with inside the latest issue. Chatham Dock features due to a £4.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to convert a Grade I Listed building into a valuable resource for both commercial and voluntary use. Billy Smart, the world famous funfair and circus entrepreneur, was the catalyst for a man’s lifelong interest in this form of travelling entertainment and led him eventually to own ‘Lord Morrison’, a prototype Foden from the iconic Billy Smart fleet.
More than 100 years ago, a Clayton & Shuttleworth traction engine left Lincoln’s Stamp End Works as a road roller. Now owned by the Shuttleworth Collection, there are thoughts that the engine should be returned to its original state.
Regular Old Glory contributor Peter Love turns the focus on himself as, after 34 years of ownership, he has said goodbye to a faithful friend – a Marshall portable which has now started a new life in Cheshire.
Sentinel’s narrow gauge locomotives feature in the latest issue, with a series of evocative images of these rumbling rail-bound beasts.
The Aldridge Transport Museum in the West Midlands provides a colourful journey back in time – offering a great day out for people of all ages. They just don’t build them like that any more!
Our regular Vintageworld feature travels across the globe to Germany, France, Australia, America, Slovakia and New Zealand to see how enthusiasts in other countries make use of sensational steam transport.
Hugh Dougherty looks back to his schooldays in Glasgow and the trolleybuses that took him to his seat of learning 50 years ago.
There’s a report on the London Model Exhibition and, if you’re looking for events to attend this year, you’ll find the March issue of Old Glory comes free with the first part of a two-part Events Guide covering the months of February to June. Ideal for browsing and dreaming of those long, sunny days – we hope!