Jan 2015 - Issue 299

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♦ News & Events ♦ Old Glory in Miniature News

Progress through the Years Part 1
The life of John and Brenda Newton’s 1924 Burrell showman’s road locomotive No 3950 Progress.

Rally focus: Northleach
The Northleach rally has had several reincarnations since its 1950s inception as Gloucestershire’s first rally but receives strong support.

Isaac Ball of Wharles
Isaac’s great-grandson, Bryan Rawstrone, tells the story of one of the most well-known commercial steam contractors, the surviving engines and those that didn’t make it.

Autumn road runs
As the season quietens down, photographer Malcolm Ranieri visits the Davis, Honours Yard and SODEM annual road runs.

Bakers of Kellington
Bill Gill tells the story of his antecedent’s long-standing business – S H Baker Ltd of Kellington – threshing contractors and engineers.

The demise of the local petrol station – garage
Alan Barnes considers the demise of the local garage, where many of the petrol stations from the boom in car ownership of the 1950s and 1960s have now long gone.

Know your traction engine: Flywheel Keys
Considering the size and shape of most keys they seem insignificant but they play a vital part in holding parts of the transmission in place.

The Woman behind Waverley
As PS Waverley marks 40 years of sailing in preservation in 2015, we meet its chief executive, Kathleen O’Neill, to talk about her life at the helm.

A Winter’s Tale
Barrie Woods got a surprise one day when out searching for a suitable photo spot for main line steam specials…

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