Inside the latest issue

This month’s cover shows Burrell ‘Gold Medal’ tractor No. 3442 of 1913 at April’s Great War Steam Fair at Beamish in County Durham. Inside, James Hamilton presents a selection of atmospheric black and white pictures from this hugely successful event.

Main features include…..

Harry Wigfield – a tribute

Roundabout restorer and steam fair impresario who recently passed away aged 95.

SS Great Britain: Part 2

Restoration and conservation years of Brunel’s finest as it celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Rolling Around Shetland

Steam in the Shetland Islands; the first Fowler ploughing engine arrived in the 1890s, to be followed by rollers of all descriptions.

Forgotten Railways: Chilean Trans-Andine

A fascinating personal journey made to see the last Leeds-built Kitson Meyer locomotives.

Foden Wagons a-plenty

Some new pictures showing the legendary WJ King auction sale in Somerset in the spring of 1988.

The Crane Fruehauf Trailer

The story of the rescue of a heavy haulage trailer destined for use in demonstrations at the Welland Rally.

Albaret – the steam roller years

Some of the steam rollers made by this well-known French manufacturer, 70 years on since production commenced.

The Finch Foundry

Britain’s last working water-powered forge in Devon is now in the hands of the National Trust.

Thompson of Prudhoe

This year sees the 70th anniversary of this haulage, quarrying and demolition firm.

The Heatherslaw Light Railway

An ambition to create a steam railway in the Northumbrian countryside quickly turned to disaster.

 

… along with all the regulars….. Underbidder, Enginelines, Vintageworld, Steam Archive, Museum Guide and our updated What’s On guide, to name just a few!