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2024 Volume 77

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 3
Membership Secretary by Dick Garth 3
New Members 3
Obituary – Derek Marder 5
Wallis & Steevens No. 2346. by Andrew Smith 6
Presidential Address by Steve Parrott 9
Mecredy’s Steam – Rolled Road Map of Ireland by Paul Abbott 18
The Steam Motor Co. by Derek Rayner 22
Munro Family; Enginemen by Sandy Garden 24
An 1870’s Fowler in North Wales by Hedd Wyn Jones 31
A two part story of the visit to The Church Stretton Rally with Fowler No. 17106 road loco “DUKE OF YORK” by Roger Mills for Roy Millward 37
Early History of Leyland – PART 12 by Mike Sutcliffe MBE 41
Cegielski Roller No. 1039 Krakow, Poland by John Clarke 54
Letters 57
Burrell 7NHP single cylinder traction engine No. 1610 “BRAES O’ MAR” 64



2023 Volume 76

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 3
Membership Secretary by Matt Healey 3
New Members 4
Visits 5
The Major R.J.W. Ind Collection of Historical Photographs 6
AGM Report 2022 by Andrew Smith 7
Presidential Address by Allan Marchington 11
A Traction Engine and A Cow by Roger Mills 22
Aveling & Porter No. 5092 23
Aberdeen County Council – sale of Steam Rollers and Coal Carts 1968. by Richard G. Fairhurst 24
Investigations into Baildon’s steam rollers by Derek Rayner 32
Burrell No. 1606 “The one time showman’s engine” by Andrew Smith and John Gairwood. 38
Photos from the late Alan Martin’s camera. – H. Goodey’s yard Twyford, Berks 22.11.53 by Peter Smart 45
Garrett 4CD Tractor No. 32697 by Andrew Smith 50
Foster tractors and rollers in Shropshire. The tale of No. 13220? by Hedd Wyn Jones 52
A contemporary advert for traction engine spark arrestors. supplied by Simon Caudwell 58
Aveling steam rollers on Trinidad by Derek Rayner 59
Letters 60
Aveling & Porter No. 8661 by Andrew Smith 64

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 3
New Members 3
Obituaries 4
Spring Visit – Buglawton, Cheshire 7
The Major R.J.W. Ind Collection of Historical Photographs 8
Robey No. 27894 “LORD ROBERTS” by Andrew Smith 9
Eddison’s Living Vans by Sandy Ross 14
A Yorkshire steam wagon accident – and a major surprise! by Derek Rayner 17
Legislation Governing the Use of Road Steam pre 1900 by Hedd Wyn Jones 22
Going to Court – Yes or No? by Roger Mills 35
Some Observations On Driving by E. E. Kimbell 38
Wagon Accident on the A61. by Richard Collis 40
A Fowler in Trouble by Andrew Smith and Graeme Thirkell 43
Mersey Tunnel – Tolls and Regulations 1955/56 by Paul Abbott 44
On the Road Again With Frank Jones Notes by Allan C Baker and Peter Smart 46
Fowler B6 Super Lion Showman’s Engine “SUPREME” No.20223 by Trevor Smallbone & Mike Dreelan 51
Letters 57
Aveling & Porter 12 Ton Roller No.4369 by Paul Abbott 64

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paid Abbott 3
New Members 3
Road Locomotive Society Annual General Meeting notice 4
Membership Secretary by Dick Garth 5
Traction Engine Runs Amok – Woodhouse Lane Accident, Leeds, July 1911 by Trevor Smallbone 4 Robey No. 27894 “LORD ROBERTS” Follow Up by Andrew Smith 7
One that got away – The sad story of Aveling Royalty No. 2792 at Carter’s scrapyard, Dunstable.
by Sandy Ross 10
A Burrell Four Shaft Single Crank Compound Road Loco. by Andrew Smith 13
RLS Spring Visit 2023 by Andrew Smith 16
A very early Mann’s -wagon at Berry Brow by Derek Rayner 22
The London Coal Trade – The steam wagons of Charrington, Gardner, Locket & Co Ltd by Sandy Ross 24 Early History Of Leyland – Part 11 by Mike Sutcliffe 33
Estimate Requested of Messrs Thornycroft by Paul Abbott 39
An unwise journey? Extracts from contemporary reports and the enquiry evidence bundle by Roger Mills 40
An Early Fowler Showman’s Engine by Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 44
Delivery of Hudswell Clarke locomotive Oldbury in 1924 by Hedd Wyn Jones 46
Penfolds of Arundel and Barnham by Andrew Smith 48
Sentinel waggons working commercially in Aberdeen in the early 1960s by Derek Rayner 54
A Means of Business – 100 Years Ago by Paul Abbott 58
Letters 59
Wallis & Steevens 7NHP Traction engine No.2014 64

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 4
Membership Secretary by Dick Garth 4
New Members 4
Obituary – Edward (Eddie) Wood
A Robey Riddle by Andrew Smith 8
Reunited by John Somerscales 17
How Extraordinary? by Roger Mills 20
Legislation Governing the Use of Road Steam Part 2, 1900-1921 by Hedd Wyn Jones 24
A Lincolnshire steam family and their connections by Derek Rayner (with additional family details from Nigel Heugh) 32
City of Winchester – Bye-laws with Respect to Locomotives by Paul Abbott 43
More Gems from Frank Jones Camera Notes by Allan C Baker and Peter Smart 50
Sentinel Waggon No 9103 – Price’s Bread by Tony Thomas 56
Letters 58
Christmas Offers / Alan Thomas’s photographs 64


2022 Volume 75

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Chairmans Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Membership Secretary By Matt Healey 5
New Members 5
Treasurer’s Notice By Simon Caudwell 6
Editor’s Report By Paul Abbott 7
Society Meeting Notices 7
Obituaries 8
Presidential Address By Robert Pumfrey BEM 13
Steam around Barnsley over the years Part 2 By Derek Rayner 21
Alfred Cork & Sons – Commercial Motor Users Association. (CMUA)
By Peter Smart 25
The Feltwell Floods, 1915 By Mike Dyson 28
An Interesting Octet of Steam Wagons By Derek Rayner 30
Aveling & Porter Royalty No. 28 – a traction engine explosion.
By Edward Potts 35
Runaway Traction Engine at Elstead By Trevor Smallbone 40
Aveling & Porter XAC compound tractor No. 6280 By Trevor Smallbone 41
Walker Bros Flat Bed Trailer – O’Brien’s Amusements By Paul Abbott 42
Frank Jones Returns By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 44
An amazing Mann’s coincidence!! By Derek Rayner 49
Fowler B5 Road Locomotives for the War Office? By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 51
Focus on Burrell 5NHP Traction Engine No.4020 By Trevor Smallbone 52
RLS Portfolio No. P.3 Drivers Tales & Other Matters- Roping Loads with a Winding Drum
By Arthur Wedgwood 55
Letters 56

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 3
Treasurer Road Locomotive Society by Simon Caudwell 4
Membership Secretary by Matt Healey 4
Spring Visit Notice 4
Obituaries 4
Another Fowler B5 Road Locomotive named “LORD ROBERTS” by Stephen Cotton 11
Loco v Pot v The Clerk of the Weather at Wolverhampton 150 years ago by Roger Mills 14
Burrell No. 830? by Andrew Smith 23
Crossed vs Open Rods in Stephenson’s Valve Gear Part 1 by Scott Holmes 27
George Thurlow & Sons – Part 5 by Brian Sulman 30
An ‘Unknown’ Traction Engine Burrell by Harold Plumb 36
Fowler Works Rail Shunting Locomotive “LION” by Paul Abbott 41
Unloading a ‘Boiler’ at Mold Station by Hedd Wyn Jones 42
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part 6. by Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 44
Things aren’t always what they appear to be. by Garth Holman 51
Victoria Embankment – or not? A case of mistaken identity! by Derek Rayner 54
letters 59
For Sale 64
An Aveling Road Locomotive in Trouble Paul Abbott 64

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 2
Obituaries 3
Richard Willcox Honorary Member Award by Andrew Smith 7
Burrell No.3195 “COUNTRY GIRL” – Burrell Hiring Co. Ltd. Plate by Andrew Smith 8 Spring Visit by Andrew Smith 9
Fowler No. 13053 8NHP Compound Road Locomotive by Graeme Thirkell/Andrew Gibb 16 Sentinel Waggon Snapshots – Part 1.Glasgow Built Standards by Tony Thomas 19
The Steamrollers of Denbighshire County Council (Part 1) by Hedd Wyn Jones 26
Burrell No. 2283 “JOE CHAMBERLAIN” by Andrew Smith & Trevor Smallbone 34
Mann’s tar-sprayers in the early 1900s by Derek Rayner 38
Crossed vs Open Rods in Stephenson’s Valve Gear Part 2 by Scott Holmes 42
Photos from the late A. J. Martin’s camera. by Peter Smart 46
Moving a yew tree by steam in Germany over a century ago by Derek Rayner 52
Letters 59
Renewing Strakes by Paul Abbott 65

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Chairmans Notes by Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report by Paul Abbott 3
Membership Secretary by Matt Healey 3
Obituaries 4
New Members 9
Early History of Leyland Part 10 by Mike Sutcliffe 10
The Keeling Family Part 5 by Andrew Smith 19
Frank Jones on Safari Again Notes by Allan C. Baker & Peter Smart 25
The Steamrollers of Denbighshire County Council (Part 2) by Hedd Wyn Jones 30
A brief look at Merry weather fire engines by Derek Rayner 40
On Hire to Stanley Thurston by Mike Dyson 43
An Aveling traction engine puzzle in France by Derek Rayner 47
A contemporary advert for engine rear view mirrors supplied by Simon Caudwell. 52
A triple fatality on Boardhill Moors by Derek Rayner 53
Eddison Steam Rolling Co. Fleet Reviews. by Paul Abbott 56
Letters 60
Photo of steam bus built in 1898 by E. Gillett & Co. donated by Gary Hendy 65


2021 Volume 74

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 5
New Members 6
Presidential Acceptance Comments By Mark A. Loader 8
Arthur Neal’s Aveling GND tractor Royalty No. 8758 (KT8473) By Sandy Ross 9
A Denbighshire Marshall By Hedd Jones 12
A Runaway Motor at Maldon By Andrew Smith 14
The Keeling Family – part 3 By Andrew Smith 16
Ben Taylor In the land of the Steam Plough
Transcribed by Kevin Swann from a written tale saved by George Swann after Ben s death 21 Focus on a Burrell-8NHP Showmans Road Locomotive No.2894
By Trevor Smallbone 28
The eventful life of Fowler A4 agricultural traction engine No. 10369 By Jeffrey Shackell 37
Sentinel Tractors for Timber Hauling By Tony Thomas 42
Thrashing with a Ploughing Engine By Mike Dyson 51
Early History of Leyland Part 9 By Mike Sutcliffe 52
Marshall Stand RASE Darlington Show 1920 By Hedd Jones 58
Letters 60

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Paul Abbott 5
Obituaries 4
New Members 8
Major R. J. W. Ind Photograph Competition 9
Early Preservation Writers – Jim Lewis By Roger Mills 10
George Thurlow & Sons, Stowmarket – Part 3 By Brian Sulman 14
The Misdemeanours of John Sheard of Dronfield By John Clifford 19
Showman William Cole’s Ilton Yard and Fowler No.8903 By Stephen Cotton 24
The Brown Bayley’s Sentinels (part 2) By Tony Thomas 28
Wallis & Steevens No. 8052 By Andrew Smith 40
The Mystery Burrell and the early RLS days. By Andrew Smith 43
My Fowlers By Richard Willcox 48
Threshing – Blackwater Farm, Lyndhurst, New Forest By Paul Abbott 56
Tracing a roller’s identity By Derek Rayner 58
Letters 60

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Paul Abbott 3
Major Ind Photographic Competition 3
Obituaries 4
New Members 5
RLS Portfolio No. 101 Foster Traction Engines 7
An evaluation exercise in Scunthorpe – or perhaps something else?? By Derek Rayner 8
Shocking Accident at Epping. By Andrew Smith 9
Revelations about an old Aveling steam roller By Derek Rayner 10
A Trio of Aveling Rollers By Trevor Smallbone 14
The New System in Kent – Proposed and in Practice By Roger Mills 16
RLS Reversion Award Foster Steam tractor No. 14605. By Simon Caudwell 22
Fairground Yorkshires By Peter C Wells 23
Earth Moving in Egypt By Paul Abbott 25
Burrell No. 3195 “COUNTRY GIRL” By Andrew Smith 30
From Frank Jones Camera Again Notes By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 34
Murch’s Burrell No. 3418 “NAPOLEON BONAPARTE” By Andrew Smith 40
Charles Openshaw Haulage Contractor Reading – RevisitedSy Trevor Smallbone 43
Engines Ayrshire County Council Northern Division Dairy 1955
By Paid Abbott 45
The Keeling Family – Part 4. By Andrew Smith 48
Letters 56
Fowler No.3187 By Tim Smith 60

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Contents Chairmans Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report By Paul Abbott 2
New Members 3
Obituaries 3
Rollers Syria June 1942 By Paid Abbott 7
Annual General Meeting notice 8
The Story of Ruston Traction Engines 1877 to 1937 Book Review by Michael Pumfrey 9
Greig & Aveling’s Patents Plate By Paid Abbott 9
Steam around Barnsley over the years – Part 1 By Derek Rayner 10
A Winter Tale By Tom Pearce 13
George Thurlow & Sons, Stowmarket – Part 4 By Brian Sulman 17
Tasker Tractor No. 1666 By Andrew> Smith 22
‘Detective work’ relating to steam in and around Northallerton in days gone by
By Derek Rayner 26
Threshing – Rottingdean, East Sussex By Paul Abbott 34
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos – Part 5 – The Pneumatic Tyred DG Waggons
By Tony Thomas 36
Burrell No. 2224 By Andrew Smith 47
Steam powered lighting for military uses – some French prototypes By Roger Mills 50
Kinsey’s of Sutton St Michael Herefordshire By Trevor Smallbone 55
Letters 58
Essex CC Aveling & Porter No.9115 By Tim Smith 60


2020 Volume 73

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Membership Secretary’s Report By Matt Healey 3
Obituaries 4
New Members 8
Presidential Address By Michael Thexton 10
A Mystery Portable By Richard Willcox 20
A Rather Remarkable Photograph By Andrew Smith 21
Mere Straw Burning Engines or Multi-Purpose Mult-Fuel versatile machines? By John Wakeham 22
The Aveling ‘DT’ Type – The Ultimate Conversion By Sandy Ross 24
Appleford – 2020 By Jeffery Shackell 35
Appleford – Early Days 1953 By the late Gordon Howell 35
A Sentinel waggon belonging to the Derby Gas Light & Coke Company By Derek Rayner 38
Flywheel Brakes (and a bit more) By Richard Willcox 39
Wanted – A Good Mate By Andrew Smith 41
H. Lancaster & Co Ltd Saw Mills, Newent By Andrew Smith 43

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Membership Secretary’s Report By Matt Healey 3
New Members 4
Sentinel Steam Waggons for the Tottenham & District Gas Company
By John M Hutchings 4
Burrell “Princess Royal” No. 3295 By Andrew Smith 8
The Keeling Family Part 2 By Andrew Smith 15
Early History of Leyland – Pt VIII – The Last of the Oil Fired Steam Wagons
By Mike Sutcliffe 20
Fowler Ploughing Engines No. 3027 and No. 3028 By Andrew Smith 26
Road Rolling Contractors in and around Halifax – Part 2 – The Australian Connection
By Derek Rayner 28
Singular Accident: Locomotive Wagon Overturned. Startling Commotion in Street
By Sandy Ross 32
A Fatal Boiler Explosion at Chesterfield in 1884 By Derek Rayner 35
Heavy Haulage in Chemnitz – German style By Derek Rayner 39
Fowler Road Locomotives By Andrew Smith 42
An important Aveling transition By Derek Rayner 45
Fowler Ploughing Engine No. 3489 Boiler Explosion By Andrew Smith 48
Interesting Pictures By Peter Parrish 55
A Problem in Lewes By Derek Rayner 56

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Membership Secretary By Matt Healey 4
New Members 4
Obituaries 5
A tribute to Les Burberry By Tim Smith 11
Frank Jones & His Photographs – More Gems By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 21
The Hop Pickers Express By Andrew Smith 26
Steam dredging at Brocket Park in the 1960’s By Sandy Ross 27
Aveling & Porter Roller Thorpe-Le-Soken By Paul Abbott 32
So where was Charles Burrell & Sons of Central House, Kingsway, London WC2? By Sandy Ross 33
The Ron Dawe legacy and Burrell Archive By Simon Cauldwell 37
Fowler Nos. 3027 and 3028 follow up By Andrew Smith 47
Wooden Printing Block By Edward Potts 49
William C. Goddard By Kevin Swann 50
When is an outside frame Foden not an outside frame Foden? By Philip Wedgwood 56
Fowler No. 12132 “Northern Star” By Andrew Smith 58
Letters 59

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Obituaries; –
Godfrey Sturgeon By Jonathan Wheeler 4
Gerry Doherty By Eanan 0’Doherty 6
John Michael Richardson By Derek Rayner 7
Frank Jones Again – Mostly Steam Rollers
Notes By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 8
A challenging little job. By Roger Mills 13
Wallis & Steevens 10 Ton Roller No.7831 By Paul Abbott 15
The Brown Bayley’s Sentinels (part one) By Tony Thomas 16
A tramcar delivery to Wakefield By Derek Rayner 25
Skirmishes From A Defensive War By Roger Mills 26
A selection of Council-owned steam wagons in Yorkshire By Derek Rayner 30
Fowler Ploughing Engine No. 3489 Boiler Explosion ….A follow Up By Andrew Smith 36
Some of the uses of Allen Knight’s Foden wagons By Derek Rayner 40
Edward Hooker & Sons, Newlands Green, Egerton Forstal, Kent Notes By Allan C Baker 46
Steam Engine Permits – A 1905 Point of Law By Roger Mills 49
More on Burrell “PRINCESS ROYAL” N0. 3295 By Andrew Smith 52
George Thurlow & Sons, Stowmarket (part 2) By Brian Sulman 54
Letters 60


2019 Volume 72

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
New Members 3
Obituaries 6/7
AGM Visit to Sam Henwood Engineering Ltd 8
Presidential Address By John Wakeham 15
Aveling and Porter road locomotive No 5322 By Derek Rayner 20
Some engines owned by Messrs Williams & Kellett By Hedd Jones 22
Two images for the same price! By Derek Rayner 28
Road Steam in Stalybridge By Derek Rayner 29
A Wallis in Tralee By Derek Rayner 32
Percy Smith By Andrew Smith 33
A Unique Fowler Steam Roller By Derek Rayner 37
Llewelyn James Davies By Andrew Smith 38
C. & T. Harris & Co. of Caine, Wiltshire. By Michele Goddard 40
Mouldsworth, Chester – First World War Peace Celebrations 44
Jesse P Vines – Part 4 By Andrew Smith 45
Marshall Traction Engines Near Scunthorpe By Derek Rayner 51
Aveling & Porter Engines – W. Ovenden, Milton Regis By Paul Abbott 55
The Traction Engine Brigade 54
Letters 59

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 2
Shillingstone – Spring Visit 3
New Members 4
Sentinel DG6 Waggons for the Commercial Gas Company By John M. Hutchings 5
Painting and Lining Aveling & Porter Engines By Richard Willcox 6
Road steam variety around Thirsk By Derek Rayner 14
The history of the first traction engine rally By The Late Gordon Howell 17
More on steam rollers in the West Riding town of Halifax By Derek Rayner 24
The NSR Straker buses and their subsequent uses By Phil Wedgwood & Derek Rayner 29
JW Hardwick (Scrap Merchants), West Ewell, Surrey By Tony Thomas 34
A couple of images with World War One connections By Derek Rayner 62
Letters 64

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Obituaries 4
New Members 7
The 1876 US Centennial exhibition By Derek Rayner 8
Jesse P Vines – Part 5 By Andrew Smith 13
Roadmaking – Lyndhurst New Forest By Paul Abbott 20
Aveling & Porter Royalty Number 4148 By Paul Abbott 22
Spring Visit Report 2019 By Andrew Smith 23
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part 5 By Andrew Smith & Trevor Smallbone 32
Experiences as a Traction Engine Observer By Brian Sulman 37
The Glenlivet Distillery’s steam road vehicles By Derek Rayner 41
Road rolling contractors in and around Halifax – Part 1 By Derek Rayner 44
George Thurlow & Sons, Stowmarket By Brian Sulman 50
Frank Jones & His Photographs: Another Selection By Allan C Baker & Peter Smart 58
Letters 64

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
Membership Secretary’s Report By Matt Healey 3
New Members 4
Aveling & Porter No. 10090 By Andrew Smith 7
An Early History of Leyland – Part 7 By Mike Sutcliffe 8
William Dobson of Edinburgh By Sandy Ross 14
Essex County Council Aveling & Porter GND Tractors By Andrew Smith 16
A Tribute to “Punch” By Michael Watts 24
A Mystery Fowell By Andrew Smith 30
A War Office Fowler Road Locomotive By Andrew Smith 31
An Aveling Traction Engine on show in Paris By Derek Rayner 32
The Keeling Family – Part 1 By Andrew Smith 36
Great Dorset Steam Fair Pictures 47
Letters 49


2018 Volume 71

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Chairman’s Notes Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report Steve Parrott 3
New Members 3
Obituary 4
Presidential Address Brian Knight 5
An Unidentified Eddison Steam Rolling Co. Aveling & Porter Roller Paul Abbott 11
Early History of Leyland – Part VI Mike Sutcliffe 12
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos Part 6 – The ‘S’ type Waggons Tony Thomas 20
Wallis & Steevens T150 “Advance” & T250 “Success” Andrew Smith & Trevor Smallbore 32
Jesse P Vines – Part 1 Richard Willcox 36
Letters 42

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Chairman’s Notes Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report Steve Parrott 3
New Members 3
Norman Boyes Obituary 4
Steam Engine Permits – A 1905 Point of Law By Roger Mills 5
Can you help, please? By Derek Rayner 7
No 4435 – an Aveling red herring By Derek Rayner 9
Traction Engine Archives Nos 2 & 4, Further Information and Corrections. By Richard Willcox 10
Observations – from the pre-preservation days By Derek Rayner 11
Eddison in Dorchester By John R Coleman 15
Identification of Small Portable at Ewe & Lamb, Stoke Heath 1901 – Part 1 By Tony Thomas 18
Tecwyn Roberts Waggon Wheel By Hedd Jones 26
Jesse P Vines – Part 2. By Richard Willcox 28
The Portfolio Scheme. By Neil Smith 33
THIS & THAT…. By Peter Love 37
Some Notes from the Engine Liveries Section. By Richard Willcox 43
Letters 44

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 2
New Members 3
Obituaries 4
The RLS AGM Provisional Itinery 7
Road Locomotive Data Protection Regulation Policy 8
Steam wagons in and around Huddersfield – Part 3B The commercial days – 2 By Derek Rayner 9
Aveling & Porter 10 Ton Roller Royalty No.2035 By Paul Abbott 14
Identification of Small Portable at Ewe & Lamb, Stoke Heath 1901 – Part 2 By Tony Thomas 16
Jesse P Vines – Part 3 By Andrew Smith 24
Foden ‘Speed’ wagons – Part 3 By Norman Smedley 30
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part IV By Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 46
Spring Visit Report 2018 By Andrew Smith 51
An Interesting Robey By Mike Dyson 56
Letters 57

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Chairman’s Notes By Andrew’ Smith 2
Editor’s Report By Steve Parrott 3
New Members 4
Obituaries 8
Memories of Angus MacLellan 1924 – 2007 By Jamie MacLellan 11
Mystery Photographs By Trevor Smallbone 17
Investigations into Crowther’s Bioscope Show By Derek Rayner 18
Spassky words By Derek Rayner 22
Some steam roller disposals from T.W. Ward Ltd. By Derek Rayner 24
Fit that arrester! By Roger Mills 28
Aveling & Porter Engines – W. Ovenden, Milton Regis By Paid Abbott 30
Letters 34
Burrell Wagon No. 3684 By Andrew Smith 36


2017 Volume 70

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Chairman’s Notes 2
Treasurers Introduction / Editors Report 3
Additional Information and Corrections to volume 4 4
Notices 5
New Members 6
Tony Brown Obituary 7
Presidential Address 8
Steam in the Far Far North – Shetland 18
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part II 22
Memoirs of the Sumner Brothers 26
Foden ‘Speed’ Wagons – Part I 32
The Early History of Leyland – Part IV 40
Aberdeenshire Contractors 45
Letters 48

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Contents
Chairman’s Notes / Editors Report 2
Notices 3
Presidential Address Part II 4
Another Trio of Engines 15
Winter Meeting Report 18
Recollections From A Long Time Ago 25
Steam Wagons Around Goole 31
More Yorkshire Mann’s Wagons 40
Discoveries From A Couple Of Snapshots 42
A Selection Of Steam Wagons In Halifax 46
Obituary – Kenneth Mersey Brown 51
From A Mid-Cornwall Newspaper in 1958 52
Letters 53

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Chairman’s Notes / Editors Report 2
New Members 3
An Unusual Burrell 6
Steam Sapper No. 3 7
Looking After Your Boiler 8
Heavy Haulage in the 19th Century 10
Walkers of Keighley 19
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part 2 20
Discrepencies relating to Aveling roller No 5347 28
Early History Of Leyland – Part 5 30
Steam wagons in and around Huddersfield – Part 2 36
Spencer’s steam wagon – in Madras! 38
80th Anniversary Spring Visit 42
Letters 44

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Chairman’s Notes Andrew Smith 2
Editors Report Steve Parrott 3
New Members 3/4
Chaff Cutting in Australia Part II Richard Willcox 5
Foden ‘Speed’ Wagons-The surviving wagons Norman Smedley 7
South Cerney report 2017 Andrew Smith 19
A noteable journey on a Sentinel waggon DerekRayner 21
Some Buchan Contractors Sandy Garden 24
Frank Jones & His Fodens Notes by Allan C Baker &Andy Wells 28
Steam wagons in and around Huddersfield – Part ЗА Derek Rayner 36
Letters 41


2016 Volume 69

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Editorial/Chairmans Notes 2
Edwards Brothers of Swindon – Part 1 3
York’s Steam Rollers – Part 2 11
Frank Jones & His Photographs – Again 19
Memories of the War time Fairground 31
Steam at Midsummer Fair 36
A trio of ‘new’ Mann’s steam wagons 39
A mystery Fowler road locomotive 42
An Aveling – By Royal Appointment 44
Letters 48

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Editorial/Chairmans Notes 2
New Members 3
Steam and BIG guns – in Spain Derek Rayner 4
Steam in St. Albans Sandy Ross 13
Engines in Holderness Derek Rayner 21
The Leyland Story – Part 2 Mike Sutcliffe MBE 26
William E. Swallow Andrew Smith 29
Society Visit Richard Wilcox 32
Aveling & Porter roller No.4385 Trevor Smallbone 37
Obituaries Andrew Bradbury & Matt Healey 40
Steam Wagons in and around Huddersfield Derek Rayner 42
Steam Roller Factory Mystery David Plumb 45
Letters 47

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Editorial/Chairmans Notes 2
New Members 4
Presidential Address 5
The Artist’s Rifles Will Messenger 12
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos Tony Thomas 13
Spring Visit Tony Thomas 23
Mendip Steam Wagon Tom Randall 27
Foster Tractors in Chivers Timber Yard at Devizes Chris Arrowsmith 30
Sentinel waggons in the Belgian Army Derek Rayner 33
Different Differentials Roy Millward 38
Winter Meeting (Part 2) Richard Willcox 39
Another Trio of Wallis’s Andrew Smith 43
Letters 46

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Editorial 2
Chairmans Notes 2
New Members 4
Locomotive License for Fowler No. 9507 Andrew Smith 5
Chaff Cutting In Australia (Part 1) Richard Willcox 6
Winter Meeting (Part 3) Richard Willcox 10
The Overtype Sentinel Waggons Tony Tomas 13
Roll It Light – Fowler 16044 Richard Sandercock 29
A Speeding Traction Engine? Clare Bullen 30
Edwards Yard Swindon Kenneth Brown 33
South Cerney Report 2016 Andrew Smith 34
Trackson Transport Ltd. Brisbane, Tasker Tractors Andrew Smith 37
The Burrell Hiring Company Limited Ledger Book Trevor Smallbone 44
The Mendip Steam Wagon Missing Photographs 45
Letters 46


2015 Volume 68

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Society News 2
Obituary-Peter Barker- 1924-2015 Jeffrey Shackell 4
RLS AGM 2014 Report Derek Rayner 5
RLS President’s Address Alan Rundle 12
The Fate of the First Steam Plough – revisited Tony Brown 26
Traction Engine Accidents at Bury St. Edmunds Ron Dawe 28
York’s steam wagons – the City’s changing requirements Derek Rayner 34
Burrell No. 1432 Andrew Smith 37
Investigations into an Internet find Derek Rayner 42

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Society News 50
Road Locomotive Society Spring Visit Andrew Smith 53
Wallis & Steevens No. 7192 Andrew Smith 55
The New Sentinel Waggon Works, Shrewsbury 1915 Tony Thomas 58
Luck sometimes plays a part! Derek Rayner 69
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part 5 Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 71
Rolling around Wortley Rural District Council Derek Rayner 76
Daniel Crowe traction Engine Paul Abbott 83
An unusual Straker-Squire steam wagon in Canada Derek Rayner 84
Letters 89

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Society News 98
Michael R. Lane – 1925 – 2015 Ron Dawe 100
John Plaister – Obituary Richard Willcox 102
Aveling steam wagons in Spain Derek Rayner 103
Another Collection of Frank Jones Photographs Allan C. Baker and Andy Wells 105
Reflections on a Doncaster’s wagon photograph Derek Rayner 112
Aveling & Porter No. 4987(?) and Ruston Proctor No. 29509(?) Andrew Smith 115
Some Removal Contractors – and other steam wagon owners – in York Derek Rayner 116 Yorkshire steam wagons in Bradford Derek Rayner 124
Electric cranes with steam connections Derek Rayner 128
Scrappers & Saviours – The Edwards Brothers of Swindon Roger C. Mills 132
Burrell 5nhp road locomotive No. 4010 Andrew Smith 135
A tank’s a home for Itchy Coo Derek Rayner 139
Letters 143

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Society News 146
William Ernest (Ernie) Summerhayes 1924 – 2015 Ron Dawe 148
South Cerney Display 2015 Andrew Smith 149
W. P. Riley’s Engine Records Ron Dawe 151
Loxley Valley industries – and their use of road steam Derek Rayner 153
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part 6 Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 162
The Boots steam wagon fleet Derek Rayner 169
The Leyland Story – Part 1 – The Memoirs of William Sumner Mike Sutcliffe MBE 176 York’s Steam Rollers – Part 1 Derek Rayner 179
Letters 182


2014 Volume 67

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Society News 2
Wagons on War Department Service From the John Crawley Collection –
No. 1 Trevor Smallbone 4
Foden Traction Engine Wheels Bill Briggs 6
William Lamble Yabsley – a Devon contractor Derek Rayner 8
Fenix-Type Portable Engine Tore Blom, Sweden 12
More gems from the camera of the late Frank Jones Allan C. Baker with Bill Wells 16
Wallis & Steevens No. 2335 Andrew Smith 20
An Irish mystery waiting to be solved 21
Wallis & Steevens Works Photographs Andrew Smith 22
Thomas Bush and‘Quo Vadis’ Mark A. Loader 25
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part Two Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 28
Tadcaster in the steam era – Pail Two – Other varied uses Austin R. Windle 35
Mystery Ploughing Engine Photographs 42

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Society News 50
Presidential Address – Derek Marder Recollects Mark Loader 52
Book Review: British Military Trucks of World War One by Tim Gosling M. C. Jones 59
Society Winter Visit 1st March 2014 – the premises of the Goddard family Andrew Smith 60
Yorkshire No. 117 Mike Jones 65
Wallis & Steevens No. 2157 Andrew Smith 66
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part Three Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 70
Another Trio of Engines Andrew Smith 77
Farrar Engines Jeff Shackell 82
George Carter & Sons Andrew Smith 88
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos – Part Four – The Solid Tyred DG Waggons
Tony Thomas 92
Letters 94

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Society News 98
Obituary – Frank Strange – 1926-2014 Peter Smart 100
Richard Alfred Horsey 13th June 1921-28th January 2012 Kevin Horsey 102
Society Spring Visit to the Premises of Derek Marder on 3rd May 2014 Andrew Smith 103
Book Review: A Century – and more – of Steam in Orkney
by Lyndon Shearman and Derek Rayner Peter Smart 112
Notice of the Annual General Meeting 113
Discoveries in the Czech Republic Derek Rayner 114
Frank Jones On The Road Again Allan C. Baker and the late Bill Wells 120
Some Bradford-based steam wagons Derek Rayner 127
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos – Part Four cont. – The Solid Tyred DG Waggons Tony Thomas 132

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Society News 145
Book Review: Memories of Steam Rallying by Jack Hampshire Steve Parrott 148
Wallis & Steevens No. 7541 Andrew Smith 148
Steam at the Barnsley Brewery Derek Rayner 150
Engines around Porthgain Derek Rayner 154
Epic Journey of Two 7nhp Allchin Traction Engines in 1926 Andrew Smith 164
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part 4 Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 165
Sentinels in the First World War Tony Thomas 172
The Wentworth Convertible Derek Rayner 181
Further Points to Ponder Roy Millward 190


2013 Volume 66

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Society News 2
The John Crawley Auction Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 5
RLS Sales 7
RLS President’s Address Robert Oliver 8
Fosters and the Scenic Ride Roy Milward 14
Whitehead’s Wagons Derek Rayner 22
The Wallis & Steevens Road Locomotives of G. Carlyon Bill Briggs 24
RLS AGM 2012 Report Andrew Smith 27
A Selection of Welsh Engines Mike Jones 29
The Last Working Days of a Burrell roller Trevor Smallbone 32
A Trio of Burrells Andrew Smith 34
Aveling tractors in France in the early years of last century Derek Rayner 37
Fowler No. 14423? Andrew Smith 39
Savage Traction Engine – Mystery Photograph Bill Briggs 40
Wallis & Steevens No. 2288 Andrew Smith 41
Letters 43

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Society News 50
Langcliffe Mills, Settle Derek Rayner 51
Goodey’s Scrap Yard, Twyford – Part Two Andrew Smith 53
The engines of Sir Tatton Sykes Derek Rayner 68
Tadcaster in the steam era – Part One – The Breweries Austin R. Windle 70
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos – Part Three Tony Thomas 79
Letters 94

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Society News 98
Society Spring Visit 18th May 2013 Andrew Smith 99
A ‘Supreme’ Livery John Wharton 106
Steam over the border – in the Kingdom of Fife Derek Rayner 108
Questions on Burrell Ploughing Engines Answered Ronald Feakes 114
The Purrey delivery run from Bordeaux to Paris in 1906 Derek Rayner 117
Wallis & Steevens No. 2298 Andrew Smith 128
Some memories of two showman’s engines David Plumb 129
Charles Openshaw, Reading – Part 1 Andrew Smith and Trevor Smallbone 131
Fowler Horizontal Shaft Ploughing Engine Accident in Broom 1873 Trevor Smallbone 138 The Traction Engine Archive (Volume 1) notes and corrections Richard Willcox 141
Book Review:
The Weses Collection – A West Country Connection: Volume One Bill Briggs 142
Letters 143

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Society News 146
Obituary – Peter John Legg – 1953-2013 Barry Thirlwall 147
Bob Whitehead – Past President A Personal Tribute by Michael Walters 148
Obituary – John Kynoch Williams Bill Briggs 150
2013 RLS AGM Andrew Smith 151
Brown & May Anniversary Event Andrew Smith 155
Wallis & Steevens No. 2505 Andrew Smith 159
Goodey’s Scrap Yard, Twyford – Follow Up Andrew Smith 160
Two Wallis & Steevens ‘Oil Bath’ tractors used by showmen Trevor Smallbone 170
New Light on Slanting Shaft Engines Michael Rau and Robert Oliver 172
Foster steam wagon Derek Rayner 180
Sparks of Sparks Corner Adge Roberts 181
Perkins steam motor and van Tony Brown 190
Ruston & Proctor 8nhp compound road locos Andrew Smith 191


2012 Volume 65

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Society News 2
RLS President’s Address – 22nd October 2011 Richard N. Parrott 4
Conversion Series No. 6 Bob Cook 26
Focus on a Burrell road locomotive No. 2744 Trevor Smallbone 31
Burrell No. 4074 ‘The Lark’ Andrew Smith 36
Burrell No. 1980 W. A. Briggs 40
Letters 42
Book Review 48
Days Long Gone – Memories of Threshing and Sawmilling in Herefordshire and Radnorshire by David L. T. Price

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Society News 50
75th Anniversary & Spring Visit Sandra Marder 51
Early Spring Meeting 2012 Trevor Smallbone 52
The Traction Engine Register 11th Edition – 2012 New Publication 54
Clayton Wagon on Fire Andrew Smith 55
Focus on a Burrell Gold Medal Tractor No. 3531 Trevor Smallbone 56
From the Proceedings of the Manchester Association of Engineers Discussion Session 58 The Denmead Champion Les Burberry 62
The Mystery Wallis Mark Loader 63
Church Valve Gear Fowler Traction Les Burberry 66
Road Making Vehicles Allan C Baker 67
Tractors and Management Andrew Smith 72
Fowler Traction Engines at Wallingford Les Burberry 77
By Royal Letters Patent Derek Rayner 78
Wallis & Steevens No. 2294 Andrew Smith 79
A typical trait – but what of the outcome? Derek Rayner 81
William S. Love – an appreciation R. A. Whitehead 83
Burrell No. 4074 ‘The Lark’ – A Follow Up Andrew Smith 85
Another Trio of Wallis’s Andrew Smith 88
Accident at Warfield in 1914 Trevor Smallbone 92
Letters 94
Wallis & Steevens No. 2211 Trevor Smallbone 96

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Society News 98
Sandra Marder – An Appreciation Richard Willcox 100
Society 75th Anniversary Celebrations Andrew Smith 101
The Road Locomotive Society 75th Anniversary –
The Society’s First Seventy Five Years John H. Meredith 108
Book Review – Allen’s of Oxford by Jonathan Brown Bill Briggs 115
Bray Traction Engines Bill Briggs 115
W. P. Riley – Engine Records Ron Dawe 117
Sheffield Steam Wagons Derek Rayner 118
J.C. Richardson Limited Auction Andrew Smith 124
A Somewhat Unsuccessful Theatre Production Derek Rayner 132
The last working day for Burrell No. 2894 Trevor Smallbone 138
Letters 143

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Society News 146
A Showland Family and its various engines and employees David Plumb 148
Goodey’s Scrap Yard, Twyford – Part 1 Andrew Smith 160
By the wayside – Graven’s of Ely Derek Rayner 170
Tasker No. 1453 Andrew Smith 174
Fowler Photos from the Society’s Collection Les Burberry 178
Oxford Steam Plough Company – Garrett tractor accident at Charlbury Trevor Smallbone 180
The Allen Waveless Roller Trevor Smallbone 182
Getting Ready for the Show Derek Rayner 189
A Cornish Burrell – Burrell No. 2848 Charles Daniel 190
Letters 191


2011 Volume 64

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Society News 2
Review of ‘William Fletcher and Peggy the Steam Traction Engine’ Steve Parrott 3
Spring Visit 4
Aveling History Underfoot Derek Rayner 5
Fowler Showman’s – Lying Derelict Trevor Smallbone 8
Conversions Series No. 3 Bob Cook 10
A Trio from the Archive Andrew Smith 14
Foden ‘Prospector’ Correspondence from December 31st 1958from John Dyke 18
A Trio of Overtypes – The Mann, the Foster and the Ransomes by Springfield
from Old Motor 26
Burrell Gold Medal Tractors – Purchased through the Burrell Hiring Company
Part Two Trevor Smallbone 32
Tasker B2 Tractor No. 1353 Andrew Smith 39
Wallis & Steevens 10 ton Roller No. 2324 Les Burberry 40
Rewriting Traction Engine History Derek Rayner 41
Wallis & Steevens No. 2100 – a little more information Bill Briggs 42
Seabrooke & Sons’ Foden Les Burberry 44
Letters 45

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Society News 50
Review of ‘The Story of The Invicta Works. A History of Aveling & Porter’
by Michael Lane Peter Smart 51
The Alderman family, Thorney, Cambridgeshire Richard Eastwood 52
Tasker B2 Ploughing Tractor No. 1491? Andrew Smith 56
The Little Known Watlington Explosion Richard Horsham 58
Tasker No. 1470? Andrew Smith 60
Tasker No. 1516 Andrew Smith 62
Bingley Fairground – from 1920 onwards S. Bentley (sent to Dr. R. Dyke in the 1950s) 63 A Trio of Small Showman’s Tractors Andrew Smith 66
Burrell Tractor No. 3815 Les Burberry 68
Revisiting the Great Hallingbury Boiler Explosion of 1890 Richard Horsham 69
Very much a Yorkshire Yorkshire Derek Rayner 72
Tasker B2 Tractor No. 1476 Andrew Smith 74
Conversions Series No. 4 Bob Cook 76
The Ashover photograph – a case for the Steam Detective! Derek Rayner 80
Tasker No. 1300 Andrew Smith 82
Fowler Showman’s – Lying Derelict – further information Kevin Swann 86
Early Wallis & Steevens Cylinder Design Andrew Smith 92
Singular Accident to a Traction Engine
from ‘The Engineer’, May 9, 1980, p.385 – supplied by Richard Horsham 95
Letters 96

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Society News 98
Winter Meeting 2011 Trevor Smallbone 99
Tar, Sweat and Steam Sandra Murder 102
The Traction Engine in Scotland by Alex Hayward Review by Steve Parrott 103
Spring Visit – Park Farm, Rand Brian Knight 104
A Trio of C Class Taskers Andrew Smith 108
A Cautionary Tale Chris Rose 109
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos –
Part 1 – The Glasgow Built Standard Waggons Tony Thomas 110
Tasker No. 1285 Andrew Smith 118
Aveling & Porter ‘AM’ Type compound tractor No. 12186 Trevor Smallbone 119
A Couple of Hours at Boughton’s in 1951 Allan C Baker 122
Three Brewery Fodens Trevor Smallbone 127
Lost Upon the Roundabouts by Mike Wall Review by Bill Briggs 129
Tasker B1 Tractor No. 1340 Andrew Smith 130
Boiler Explosion to Aveling No. 6 Traction Engine Richard Horsham 131
Re-writing Steam Roller History Derek Rayner 133
Conversions Series No. 5 Bob Cook 138
Tasker B2 Under Repair/Conversion Andrew Smith 144

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Society News 146
2012 Early Spring Meeting 147
Obituary – John Crawley John Meredith 147
Fowler No. 10282 Andrew Smith 148
Foden Fire W. Love 150
Notes from the Spotter’s Book – War Department Foden Wagons Trevor Smallbone 154 Nineteenth Century Traction Engine Engineering Technology Richard Horsham 162
Wallis & Steevens No. 7148 Andrew Smith 176
An American Steam Wagon Newspaper article from America 177
Tasker Tractors on War Office Trials Andrew Smith 178
An Album of Sentinel Working Photos –
Part 1 continued – The Glasgow Built Standard Waggons Tony Thomas 181
Lincoln Debuts – Garrett 4CD 32048 & Marshall 10 ton Roller 74648 Bob Cook 190


2010 Volume 63

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Society News 2
Obituary – Dr. Ronald Markillie Sandra Marder 4
Obituary – Joseph Walter Powell Richard Willcox 5
Spring Visit – Saturday 15th May, 2010 8
RLS Visit to Hartlebury – October 2009 Norman Smedley 9
RLS President’s Address Tony Thomas 16
Tasker 1382 – Follow Up Andrew Smith 33
W.E. Matthews – Moreton, Essex. Part One Andrew Smith 36
Was this America’s first motor vehicle accident? Derek Rayner 40
Letter 47
Tender 48

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Society News 50
Wood block wheels for a Wallis tractor Les Burberry 51
East Acton Burrell Derek Rayner 52
W. E. Matthews – Moreton, Essex. Part Two Andrew Smith 54
Bill Briggs Sale Steve Dean 59
Transport Efficiency – Hibberts Ltd., Battersea, Sentinel DG6 Waggons Trevor Smallbone 60 Three Ruston Rollers Les Burberry 66
Trying Out a New Steam Wagon From ‘The Commercial Motor’ July 6, 1926 68
Isiah Gadd, Removal Contractor of Wokingham Les Burberry 71
R. A. & J. A. Kent – Baughurst, Hampshire. Part Two Andrew Smith 74
An Album of Sentinel Photographs No. 2 DG, ‘S’ Diesel & Rail Anthony R Thomas 79
Tasker B2 Ploughing Tractors Andrew Smith 81
Burrell Works Photos (cont.) Tony Thomas 86
Wallis & Steevens Ltd. Glass Plate Negatives Sandra Marder 92
Accident to Aveling roller on a river bridge 93
Goodey’s Yard Sale 94
Tender 95

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Society News 98
Spring Visit Report Richard Willcox 101
Wallis & Steevens T Class and Early 2000 Series Engines Andrew Smith 105
Focus on a Foster – Foster Wellington Tractor 3633
Royal Automobile Club Commercial Vehicle Trials 1907 Trevor Smallbone 110
Thursford to sell Aveling & Porter steam rollers Steve Dean 120
Engine Conversions – Updated List Bob Cook 123
Conversions Series No. 1 Bob Cook 126
Driver’s Tales and Other Matters Arthur Wedgewood 129
Unidentified Burrell Portable Engine Sandra Marder 136
Advance in Steam Wagon Performance From ‘Motor Transport’December 17th, 1928 137
Unidentified Wallis/Fowler Andrew Smith 141
Letters 142

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Society News 146
Winter Meeting 147
Annual General Meeting Sandra Marder 148
Presidential Address – Recording Preservation Brian Johnson 150
Royal Automobile Club Trials 1907 – Class ‘H’ official results Trevor Smallbone 153
Scrapyard Showman’s-A correction Andrew Smith 154
Conversions Series No. 2 Bob Cook 158
Ransomes Head & Jefferies Portable, Sale No. 5141 Darren Curryer 162
Tasker 1361 Andrew Smith 166
Burrell Gold Medal Tractors – Purchased through the Burrell Hiring Company Part One Trevor Smallbone 168
Steam wagons for war service in WW1 Derek Rayner 173
Wallis & Steevens No. 2395? Andrew Smith 176
The Conversion List & Fowler No. 20434 Sandy Garden 178
Focus on a Fleet of Steam Engines/Wagons – J * Z
H.Tuckwell & Sons Ltd, Oxford Trevor Smallbone 181
Letters 189

BARRETT, EXALL & ANDREWES The Reading Iron Works – THE FIRM AND ITS PRODUCTS
Research by Roy Green, Written by Jonathan BrownIssued frr to members in May 2010

Barrett, Exall & Andrewes
The Reading Iron Works:
The Firm and its Products
Roy Green and Jonathan Brown with Tony Corley – provided free to members in May 2010.
Contents
Foreword by Sandra Marder 2
Introduction: A Personal Odyssey by Roy Green 3
The Firm 4
The: Agricultural and General Engineer 8
The Steam Engines of Barrett, Exall & Andrewes 19
The Royal Shows and Trials of Engines 24
The Stationary Steam Engine 29
The Reading Iron Works Traction Engine 38
Internal Combustion Engines 41
Decline and Fall 42
The Reading Iron Works in Decline 1864-1887 by T. A. B. Corley 44
Appendix: Known Surviving Products of Barrett, Exall & Andrewes
and the Reading Iron Works Ltd 50


2009 Volume 62

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Society News 146
Winter Meeting 2009 147
John Meredith Remembers John Meredith 147
Reversion Scheme Sandra Marder 148
Focus on a Burrell – Tractor No. 2932 Trevor Smallbone 149
Book Review – Showmen’s Engines at War by Kay Townsend Les Burberry 157
Excerpts from the Bernard Latham Annals – No. 1 Fowler Z7 No. 16719 John Meredithl58 Book Review – The Burrell Gold Medal Tractor by Trevor Smallbone Bill Briggs 161
Charles Openshaw’s Tasker B2 Tractors Andrew Smith 162
Aveling & Porter Roller No. 12335 Andrew Smith 164
R.A. & J.A. Kent – Baughurst, Hampshire Part One Andrew Smith 166
A Trio of Tasker Tractors Andrew Smith 172
Marshall Hill’s Vanguard Burrell Scenic Showman’s No. 3866 Mike Llewellyn 176
Burrell Works Photos Tony Thomas 182
Tasker No. 1382 Andrew Smith 185
James Phillips & Sons, Ltd. Advertisement 187
Letters 188
At the Smithfield Club Show Advertisement 191
RLS Sales 192

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Society News 50
John Meredith Remembers No. 41
The last line of the line – Lambeth’s Aveling & Porter Rollers 52
The Latest Fowler Gulley Emptier from Society records 54
Reports of the Burrell Boydell in the Warrington Guardian Newspaper Bill Briggs 56
Aunty Laura’s Electric Cinema Derek Rayner 60
Tasker No. 1284 Andrew Smith 64
Lloyd Jones Bros and Bridsons A selection of photographs courtesy of Mike Jones 68
Society Winter Meeting Richard Wade 78
Guildford Show June 11th 1912 Andrew Smith 82
Steam Wagon Designed for London Streets – Garrett Suffolk Punch Wagon No. 32952
Trevor Smallbone 83
Sentinel Tar Sprayers and Tankers – Part 2 Tony Thomas 86
The Isle of Man Bill Briggs 91
Esmond Eaton Kimbell, Threshing Man, 1907-2008 Stephen Kimbell 92
Letters 95


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Society News 98
John Barrett True Obituary 99
Spring Visit Report Martin Preston 100
Roger Newbery Obituary 104
A Trio of Wallis’s Andrew Smith 105
The Arnold Story – Reminiscences of a Showman Albert Arnold 108
A Burrell rebuild of 1897 Les Burberry 112
A&P ploughs to Australia Derek Rayner 114
Thursford Founders Day 2009 takes in Harry Bushell’s workshop Steve Dean 117
Tasker 1281 Andrew Smith 119
Focus on a Fleet of Steam Wagons – Strong & Co. of Romsey Ltd. Trevor Smallbone 122
Another Trio of Wallis’s Andrew Smith 132
Two months business at Straker & Squire in 1907 Les Burberry 134
Marshall/Sentinel Embankment Rollers Michael Walters 138
New Publication 139
Letters 140

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Society News 146
Winter Meeting 2009 147
John Meredith Remembers John Meredith 147
Reversion Scheme Sandra Marder 148
Focus on a Burrell – Tractor No. 2932 Trevor Smallbone 149
Book Review – Showmen’s Engines at War by Kay Townsend Les Burberry 157
Excerpts from the Bernard Latham Annals – No. 1 Fowler Z7 No. 16719 John Meredithl58 Book Review – The Burrell Gold Medal Tractor by Trevor Smallbone Bill Briggs 161
Charles Openshaw’s Tasker B2 Tractors Andrew Smith 162
Aveling & Porter Roller No. 12335 Andrew Smith 164
R.A. & J.A. Kent – Baughurst, Hampshire Part One Andrew Smith 166
A Trio of Tasker Tractors Andrew Smith 172
Marshall Hill’s Vanguard Burrell Scenic Showman’s No. 3866 Mike Llewellyn 176
Burrell Works Photos Tony Thomas 182
Tasker No. 1382 Andrew Smith 185
James Phillips & Sons, Ltd. Advertisement 187
Letters 188
At the Smithfield Club Show Advertisement 191
RLS Sales 192


2008 Volume 61

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Society News 1
Obituaries 3
Spring Visit 7
A Three-Wheeled Traction Engine Built in Norfolk Mike Dyson 8
President’s Address John E. Plaister 9
The ‘S’ type Tractors Tony Thomas 19
John Meredith Remembers No. 36
A Depression of Derelicts 21
The First US ‘tractor trials’ of 1872 Dr. Robert T. Rhode and Derek Rayner 23
Military trials in Dover in 1869 Derek Rayner 28
Combined Steam Power & Motive Power Engine front ‘The Engineer’ 1898 30
Governors the late Dr. John Middlemiss 31
The ‘Roadless’ Super-Sentinel Tractors Tony Thomas 33
Steam Cultivation at Kiddington & Ditchley/гош Sandra Murder 40
Book Review ‘Driving & Operating Traction Engines’ by Mike Dyson 42
Foden No. 300 42
Letters 43
For Sale by Tender 48

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Society News 50
Winter Meeting 2008 51
Burrell Single Crank Compounds in the Oxfordshire Area Richard Willcox 53
Early Aveling & Porter Engines in France Derek Rayner 56
Unidentified scene I 59
A Burrell and a Bentley Bill Briggs 60
Road Steam Engine Manufacturers of Birmingham Ray Shill 61
John Meredith Remembers No. 37
Electric Light Engines 69
Mr Murch’s Day Book Bill Briggs 72
The Runaway Burrell Charlie Daniel 75
Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ltd.
Extracts from their outwork books R. G. Pratt 79
Focus on a Fowler Trevor Smallbone 82
The 1869 Birmingham steam roller trials Ray Shill 86
Letters 94
Unidentified scene II 95/6

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Society News 98
Obituary 100
Spring Visit to R. H. Crawford & Son Andy Smith 101
Early Sentinel S4 Waggons John Hutchings and Les Burberry 106
Burrells in the Works Les Burberry 108
A Fowler from France Richard Willcox 110
From the Photographic Collection Les Burberry 113
John Meredith Remembers No. 38
Two Fowler Survivors 114
The Sentinel ‘Rhinoceros’ Steam Tractor Tony Thomas 116
Focus on a Burrell
Burrell Road Locomotive No. 3211 Trevor Smallbone 120
Morison’s Scarifier supplied by Eric Best 124
Letter 128
For Sale by Tender 128

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Society News 130
Review 132
From the Surveyor, Municipal and County Engineer 23rd June 1905 133
Presidential Address Eric G. Best 134
A North Country Foster Richard Willcox 145
From the Society’s Photographic Collection Les Burberry 147
John Meredith Remembers No. 39
A Trio of Robey Wagons 147
Focus on a Fleet of Steam Wagons –
Walter Webb & Co. Ltd, Southampton Trevor Smallbone 151
Exploring the Isle of Man Railways! Allan C. Baker 159
Coincidences at Shotteswell Derek Rayner 160
From the Society’s Photographic Collection 163
A Sentinel passes by Richard Willcox 164
Wallis & Steevens No. 7771 Andrew Smith 165
Leylands at Crich Mike Sutcliffe MBE 167
Letters 169
The Transitional Years advertisement 176


2007 Volume 60

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Society News 2
Spring Visit 4
Burrell No. 3790 Richard Willcox 5
The President’s Address 7
Steam Plough Engines in Gloucestershire 1880-1955 Rchard Wilcox 17
Some Thoughts on the Preservation of Engines Michael Salmon 21
Showman’s Traction Engines fitted with Pillar Cranes J. Rowland Scott 24
John Meredith Remembers No. 32 – ’appy ’ampstead 31
Transporting a large Marine Boiler by Road in 1885 Michael R. Lane 33
McLarens at Conisbrough Derek Rayner and Richard Wilcox 35
Lambert’s Yard Bill Love and John Meredith 39
Accident in Tonbridge Les Burberry 43
Obituaries 44
Letters 45
For Sale by Tender 48

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Society News 50
Obituaries 51
RLS Visit to Alan Sparkes’ premises Mark Loader 54
Some Thoughts on “Some Thoughts on the Preservation of Engines” John Wharton 56 E. & O. Griffiths of Dingestow, Monmouth Trevor Smallbone and Sandra Marder 58
The Marshall-Sentinel Embankment Rollers Tony Thomas 64
How much is that? Roger Newbery 67
The First Steam Ploughs in Oxfordshire from Sandra Marder 70
A Drawing from 100 Years Ago Ron Dawe 72
More Northern Engines Richard Willcox 73
The Sale at Horsmonden Bill Love 76
The Horsmonden Sale in Pictures 78
John Meredith Remembers No. 33 – Chris Lambert – The Finale 79
Unknown Foden Wagon 85
Showman’s Dynamos from Dr John Middlemiss 86
A Novel Steam Wagon from The Engineer, March 25th 1898 88
Simons & Teago Sandy Garden 90
Letters 92
For Sale by Tender 96

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Society News 98
The Traction Engine Archive Volume 2 by Richard Willcox Review by W. A. Briggs 100 Apprenticeship at Burrells from a lecture by Michael Smith 101
The Freakley Steam Carriage from The Engineer 1898 106
Marshall 73901 ‘Princess Mary’ – a postscript Robin Harding 111
John Meredith Remembers No. 34 – David Potter at Raynham in 1962 116
Society Visit to the Premises of Preston Services Bill Wells 119
The Transformation of Sentinel No. 7979 John Meredith 124
Photograph of an early Fowler 126
Early Engines in Oxfordshire Richard Willcox 127
Jammie Long Sandra Marder 131
Water for Steam Engines Robin Greenaway and the Editor 135
The Allen Waveless Roller Les Burberry 137
Letters 140
For Sale by Tender 144

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Society News 146
Winter Meeting 148
Reversion Scheme Award 2007 148
Burrell ‘Gold Medal’ Tractors 152
Review of Leyland Torque 152
Esmond Kimbell Frank Strange 153
FodenNo. 300 155
J. & H. McLaren Commemorated Henry Roskilly 156
When Funfairs travelled by Steam the late Stuart Johnstone 158
W. H. Brakspear & Sons;
The Henley Brewery – a brief history Trevor Smallbone 161
John Meredith Remembers No. 35
The Rollers at Umberleigh in 1964 166
Fowler Super Lion No. 19989 Onward 170
Review of Garrett Threshers & Other Machines 172
Wallis & Steevens No. 2100 Bill Briggs 173
A Tale of Two Fodens Ian Best 176
An Oxfordshire Miscellany Richard Willcox 178
Gwilym Evans Rowland Bill Briggs 180
Winching the Centre Truck John Middlemiss 189
Letters 190
For Sale by Tender 192


2006 Volume 59

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Society News 2
Spring Visit 4
President’s Address 6
Society’s Owners Plates 13
John Meredith Remembers No. 28 – The last of the Sentinel ‘S’ Types 14
Men Worth Knowing 16
The ‘Humble’ Portable 18
The Horse’s Friend John Meredith 24
Portfolio No. 9 The Beach Family P. E. Brown 26
Some of the Beach Family Engines 29
William Foster Quotation 32
Steam Rollers in the County of Flint Michael Salmon 40
Gun Tractors 43
Letters/Obituary 45
Advertisements 48

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Society News 50
London Traffic Bill Love 51
Three Northern Engines Richard Willcox 55
Engines on Film John Wharton 56
John Meredith Remembers No. 29 – Chris Lambert of Horsmonden 59
Burrell Ploughing Engine either 894 or 895 Richard Willcox 62
The “Covver-Coover” E. E. Kimble 64
Can You Help? Les Burberry 65
A Steam Roller’s Adventure 66
Some Welsh Showman’s Burrells Iwan Jones and Les Burberry 67
The Evolution of the Portable Engine 70
The Explosion at Great Hallingbury W. A. Briggs 79
Review – The Electric Scenic Railway 82
The Traction Engine in Gloucestershire –
the first 20 years – 1860 to 1879 Richard Willcox 83
Singular and Serious Accident 88
Letters 93
For Sale by Tender 96

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Society News 98
John Meredith Remembers No. 30 – Horsmonden Steam Parties – The Visitors 100
An Information Officer’s Task Ron Dawe 104
Garrett No. 32122 Dick Woodruff & Michael Salmon 109
More Gun Haulage Ian Best 112
Foster Daimler Tractors David Fletcher 113
Wort & Way Pete Parrish 115
Focus on Burrells Ron Dawe 117
С. H. Witherington & Son, Sonning Mills Trevor Smallbone 120
River Crossing Dr. John Middlemiss 123
The Hindley Steam Wagon 124
A Little Bit of Contracting – from Society’s Archives late Michael Salmon 130
Thorneycroft in Singapore John Meredith 132
Second-Hand Memories No. 1 John Wharton 133
Letters 134
Review Tim Smith 135
For Sale by Tender 136

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Society News 138
The Reversion Scheme 140
Meetings for 2007 141
Butts Road Sawmill, Alton, Hants 142
Enoch Farrar’s 65 bhp Foster ‘Gladys’ Les Burberry and others 144
From the Burrell Records Ron Dawe 145
Can You Help? Brian Chapman 146
Aveling Traction Engine in Otley Les Burberry 147
Foden 1604 Iwan Jones 148
Henry Dickenson Marshall 149
John Meredith Remembers No. 31 – Chris Lambert – The End of an Era 151
Lamberts of Horsmonden Bill Love 154
I. & R.L.S. Bulletin, July 1938 157
Brewery Transport Les Burberry 163
Second-Hand Memories No. 1 continued John Wharton 165
Crash at Worthy Down Sandra Marder 167
Marshall No. 73901 & James Franklin Kettley Robin Harding 169
Construction of the Honister Pass 1934-5 Dr. John Middlemiss & the Douthwaite family 173 RLS Engine List 177
Review 181
Letters 181
For Sale by Tender 184


2005 Volume 58

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Society News 2
The President’s Address Ron Dawe 4
Early Allchin Wagons J. L. Middlemiss 14
A Visit to Savage’s King’s Lynn, May 1960 ./. L. Middlemiss 16
From the Burrell Registers The Last of a Famous Line Part 2 Richard Willcox 17
A Robey in Wiltshire Peter Donovan 22
The Traction Engine Brigade Marcus Tindal 29
Burrell Road Loco No. 1498 of 1890 Andrew Gibb 32
Review Ron Dawe 36
John Meredith Remembers No. 24. The Bryant & May Engines 37
Review Editor 38
The Foulness Accident J. L. Newton 39
Edgar Shone’s Fifteen Sentinels and Other Steam Engines continued Tony Thomas 42
Letters 47
Advertisements 48

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Society News 50
2005 Winter Meeting at York John Meredith 52
The Burrell Records Peter Smart 55
Settle Steam Dr John Middlemiss 59
Daniel Simpson and the First ‘Sentinel’ Steam Waggon Tony Thomas 63
From the Archives Ricky Kenway 80
Accident at Leominster Iwan Jones 82
Ruben Blom 83
John Meredith Remembers No. 25. Working Rollers in the Netherlands 84
The Boiler Explosion – Iron Valley Reporter Extra 87
Daniel Adamson & Co Tony Brown 89
An Isle of Man Robey W. A. Briggs 91
Letters 93
Obituaries 94
Advertisements 96

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Society News 98
Spring Visit to Singlesole Farm Michael Dyson 99
Wrights Yard, The Butts, Alton Tim Smith 102
The Reading Iron Works Limited Allan C. Baker 106
Burrell’s Devonshire Engines Richard Willcox 108
Edgar Shone’s Fifteen Sentinels and Other Steam Engines concluded Tony Thomas 110 John Meredith Remembers No. 26. Shunting Wagons on Teignmouth Quay 119
Focus on the Burrell Records Ron Dawe
No. 6 122
No. 7 123
No. 8 125
Reviews 127
Obituary – Ian Muir Trevor Rees 128
Obituary – Major John Haining W. A. Briggs 129
Burrell No. 4092 Simplicity 131
Letters 137
Advertisements 144

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Society News 146
Photos from the AGM Roger Newbery 148
Wear and Tear on Steam Vehicles 150
The Foden Furore at the Aldershot Trials 1901 155
Guns & Gun Flaulage in the Great War, Difficulties & Disasters David Plumb 159
Burrell 2646 Simon Caudwell 165
The Gloucestershire Steam Plough Company, 1860-62 Celia Miller 171
John Meredith Remembers No. 27. Fifty Years On – a look back at the rally scene in 1955 184
Robertsons of Banff Alfie Cheyne Junior & Sandy Garden 188
Letters 191
Obituary – Jack Johnson 192


2004 Volume 57

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Society News 2
The Presidential Address Llewellyn Bedder 7
The Salter Report David Tew 16
The Origins of Leyland Motors Mike Sutcliffe 18
Engine Conversions and Reversions 20
Noah Judd’s Burrell No. 3836 ‘Starlight’ Geoff Gilbert 24
Garretts and the Shows – Part 2 Terry Young 26
Thatcham Road Transport Service Sandra Marder 35
‘Sirapite’ John Meredith 40
Machine Shops in the Days of Steam Engine Manufacture David Plumb 42
Machine Shop Photographs Les Burberry 48
The RLS Photograph Collection Les Burberry 51
Reviews 56
Letters 59
Advertisements 63

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Society News 66
The Green Hills of Somerset Keith Vigus 71
How Heavy? Geoff Gilbert 73
Steam on Common Roads 74
The Classification of Fowler Engines 76
John Meredith Remembers No. 21: The Finchdean Engines 78
Foden Showman’s Wagons and Tractors John Middlemiss 82
The Farmer’s Engine 85
Joy Valve Gear Clayton & Shuttleworth Traction Engine Les Burberry 87
Identified 89
Unidentified 90
Focus on Burrells No. 4 Ron Dawe 93
Some Scottish Engines 94
Your Country Needs You Peter Donovan 98
The RLS Photographic Collection Les Burberry 106
Letters 113
Advertisements 119

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Society News 122
Focus on Burrells No. 5 Ron Dawe 125
Mystery Engine Barry Sumsion 126
Book Review John Meredith 128
The Earliest Engine Records 129
Short Review R A Harding 132
John Meredith Remembers No. 22 133
The RLS Photograph Collection Les Burberry 138
Unidentified 141
Edgar Shone’s Fifteen Sentinels and Other Steam Engines Tony Thomas 142
Letters 149
Advertisements 152

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Society News 154
Geoff Gilbert – an appreciation Frank Strange 157
The RLS Photograph Collection Les Burberry 158
JF 9177 & F. J. Bretherton R. Kenway 161
John Meredith Remembers No. 23 164
Early References to Traction Engines in Military Use 168
From the Burrell Registers The Last of a Famous Line Richard Willcox 169
Wallis & Steevens No. 2143 The Blue Ground Lifter Bill Briggs 173
Reports on Ransomes, Head & Jefferies Agricultural Locomotive Engines 176
Some Notes on the Reading Iron Works Ltd. T. A. B. Corley 178
A Driver’s Tale Arthur Wedgwood 188
Edgar Shone’s Fifteen Sentinels and Other Steam Engines continued Tony Thomas 192
Harris Steam Wagon 194
Letters 195
Advertisements 200


2003 Volume 56

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Society News 2
The Presidential Address Ian Woollett 5
Orukter Amphibolis America’s First Steam Vehicle Tony Brown 10
It Happened on a Sunday 12
John Meredith Remembers No. 17 The 1955 Rally at Elham, Kent 13
Student Waggon – Continued Michael Salmon 16
Keys and Cotters 21
Blacks of Brechin 24
Timber Haulage at Fenny Stratford Malcolm Young 25
When Preservation was Not Preservation John Williams 26
Garretts and Agricultural Shows – Part 1 Terry Young 28
A First for Norfolk 36
Traction Engine Novelties? 37
The Clayton & Shuttleworth Single Cylinder Tractor 40
Rust and Steam Steven Andrews 43
Gallery 45
Conversions – A Way Forward? 50
Letters 53
Advertisements 56

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Society News 58
John Meredith Remembers No. 18 Conversions . . . and Sentinel 8454 61
Student Waggon – Continued Michael Salmon 63
William Keen’s Transport Tony Brown 67
Traction Engine Rally at Kegworth F. D. Lane 70
Why Waste Time with the Truth? Peter Donovan 72
Rock Drilling with Steam 74
Jesse Ellis Traction Engine Accident 76
The Skoda-Sentinel Story Tony Thomas 78
Casting On Road Wheels for Traction Engines 94
Armitage & Ruston 96
Gallery 98
Letters 104
Review 110
Advertisements 111

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Society News 114
Once Upon a Time Bill Love 118
The Manchester Ship Canal Aveling & Porter
Convertible Engine Bill Briggs 124
Thomson & Tennant Revisited Tony Brown 126
Toll Gate Exemption for Agricultural Implements Peter Donovan 130
Steam Ploughing E. Lecouteux 133
Select Committee on Traction Engines on Roads 1896 137
John Meredith Remembers No 19 138
The ‘Sergeant’ Type Rock Drill 141
The Kerr, Stuart Boiler 142
Gallery 145
Letters 150
Advertisements 160

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Society News 163
J & H. McLaren, 1876-1965. A Brief History John Pease 166
The McLaren Family Background & Origins of the Midland Engine Works
Michael Lane 174
Tne McLaren Steam Diggers 177
McLaren Portables John Pease 179
McLaren No. 1 184
McLaren Traction Centre Engines John Middlemiss 186
Twenty Horse-Power Agricultural Engines for Australia 188
McLaren Traction Engine Locomotives I. K. Hutchinson 190
The Hungarian Ploughing Engines Henry Roskilly 192
The McLaren Five Ton Tractor S. W. Neville 203
Tie War Department Engines 208
McLaren Showmen’s Engines Kevin Scrivens 210
Tie Painting of McLaren Engines Richard Willcox 216
McLaren Roller No. 752 Alan Smith 217
McLaren No. 1534 John Wakeham 220
A Comparison between McLaren and Fowler Ploughing Engines Charles Daniel 222
McLaren Ploughing Engines in Wiltshire Peter Donovan 225
McLaren Engines in North Lincolnshire Frank Strange 229
John Meredith Remembers No. 20. The Elusive McLarens 232
McLaren Miscellany 235
Letters 243
Advertisements 244


2002 Volume 55

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Society News 2
The First Traction Engine Rally Gordon Howell 8
Easter Monday at Andover R. G. Pratt 12
Going Up Camborne Hill: Two hundred Years On Kevin Lean 15
Garrett Portable Engine No. 33539 David Toyne 19
Ploughing Engines in France 21
Barrows & Stewart Traction Engines 23
Holmes & Sons of Norwich 25
The Box Patent Engines Peter Donovan 26
A Troubled Bridge Over Water Bill Love 29
John Meredith Remembers No. 15: Fairground Steam Yachts 32
Type Codes and Marks for Aveling & Porter Machines T.W.B. Ellis 36
Boulogne 1914 David Fletcher 37
Road Wheels for Mechanical Vehicles 38
Letters 43
Thrashing in the Sauerland Region 47
Advertisements 48

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Society News 50
Exciting Days – Memories of Traction Engine Rallies in the 1950s John Middlemiss 53
Trifles Make Perfection and Perfection is No Trifle William Fletcher 56
The Siberian Supply Company Limited Jean Whitehead 60
Student Wagon Michael Salmon 63
Engines in the Nation’s Museums John Meredith 71
Ketton Cement Company Garrett Wagon Michael Walters 74
Thomson and Tennant David Fletcher 77
Foster Electric Light Engines Alan Rundle 79
Focus on Burrell Specifications Ron Dawe 81
Pioneer of Steam Preservation 82
Terraleah Power Station David Toyne 84
Gallery 86
Letters 91
Advertisements 96

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Society News 98
A Membership List With Engines Owned? Hamish Orr-Ewing 103
Carrying Gun Barrels to Renney Fort Ron Dawe 105
Robey Steam Yachts Kevin Scrivens 110
Student Waggon – continued Michael Salmon 117
The Continuous Wine Press 122
Traction Engines and the Faringdon Highway Board Peter Donovan 123
John Meredith Remembers No. 16
Professionals Taking a Break – Working Engines at the Rally 129
Gallery 131
Reviews 137
Help Required 138
Letters 139
Advertisements 144

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Society News 146
Engine Conversions – A Way Forward 149
Joseph Fowell & Son. Cromwell Iron Works, St Ives Ken Ballard 154
Three Engines Scrapped to Buy a Television Set Michael Llewellyn 162
Focus on Burrells No. 3 Ron Dawe 165
The Albury Rack Saw Bench AlfHowick 167
How to Dispose of an Old Steam Engine 173
The Camborne Traction Engine Rally D. R. Chappell 174
Student Waggon – Continued .Michael Salmon 177
Gallery 183
Letters 187
Advertisements 192


2001 Volume 54

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Society News 2
The President’s Address Peter Smart 9
Taylor Brothers of Wimbish: The Preservation Years Robin Harding and Kevin Swann 17
Leyland Wagons: Some Perplexing Questions Mike Sutcliffe 23
Why Helen? Engines Owned by Helen Fall of Burbage Wharf Peter Donovan 26
Refuse Collection in North Bromsgrove 28
John Meredith Remembers No. 13: Contract to Roll 30
Abner Doble and his work at the Sentinel Waggon Works.
Part 3 – The Railway Applications Tony Thomas 32
Letters 45
Advertisments 48

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Society News 50
Unknown Portable Engine 54
The Knettishall Saw-Bench Engine Jonathan Wheeler and Roger Garnham 55
An Unknown Fowell Brian Hutchins 58
Abner Doble and His Work at the Sentinel Waggon Works
Part 4 – The Second Sentinel-Doble Lorry Tony Thomas 59
Coulson’s Scottish Contract 73 Frank Bottrill and Big Lizzie David Fletcher 74
A Testing Time Richard Marsh 76
Some Irish Threshing Contractors A.G. Doherty 80
First World War Baling Teams 83
Letters 85
Advertisments 88

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Society News 90
From the Archives: A Joyous Adventure Philip Yorke 92
Loading Timber at Michell Hagg, Bransdale 96
John Meredith Remembers No. 14: Contract to Roll – Part 2 97
Fairground Electric Light Engines John Middlemiss 99
Can You Identify This Engine? 106
Abner Doble and His Work at The Sentinel Waggon Works
Part 5 – Consultancy in America 1939 to 1958 Tony Thomas 107
Accident Near Montgomery Michael Llewellyn 117
Thomsom Road Steamers 119
The Rare and Unusual Tim Keenan 120
William Arnold & Sons, Branbridges, Bill Love 123
Reviews 131
Letters 132
Advertisments 136

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Society News 138
The Presidential Address Jean Whitehead 143
Manchester Ship Canal 150
Potato Harvesting by Steam 151
To Be no. 1127 or Not To Be: What’s in a Number? Geoff Tyler 153
The Borough Surveyor of Colchester and His Staff 157
The Customer is Always Right 160
A Barrows & Stewart Traction Engine: A Survivor in Australia Tim Keenan 162
Focus on Burrell Specifications Ron Dawe 167
Clarkson Steamers 169
Review 171
Letters 172
Advertisements 176


2000 Volume 53

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Society News 2
Obituaries 6
From the New World Bill Love 11
By Order of the Receiver: Machine Tools at the Globe Works 21
John Meredith Remembers No. 9: A Fyson and a Wantage 23
The Smithfield Club Show 1879 27
From the Archives 30
McLaren Invoices Richard Willcox 32
Review 36
Letters 37
Members’ Advertisements 43

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Society News 46
In Praise of Portables Hamish Orr-Ewing 55
Speeding – at over 2mph! Brian Hutchings 65
Lesser Known Ploughing Engines: The Fowler-Goode Conversions 71
John Meredith Remembers No. 10: The Demise of the Steam Wagon 76
Review 79
Letters 83
Members’ Advertisements 91

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Society News 94
The Fowell-Box Patent Jackshaft Engine. Brian Hutchings 99
John Meredith Remembers No. 11: There is Nothing Like Sweet Success 104 Taylor Brothers of Wimbish: The Working Years. Robin Harding 107
Abner Doble and his work at the Sentinel Works:
Parti – The American Dream. Tony Thomas 116
The Wellingborough Dustcart: Scavenging by Motor Power. Roger West 126
Letters 129
Members’ Advertisements 139

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Society News 142
John Meredith Remembers No. 12: The Appleford Anniversary 146
Taylor Brothers of Wimbish: The Working Years. Robin Harding 150
Spontaneous Combustion or a Spark from an Engine? 160
A Strange Task for a Tasker. J. W. Dickinson 161
Abner Doble and his work at the Sentinel Wagon Works
Part 2 – The First Sentinel-Doble. Tony Thomas 165
Garrett-Boydell Traction Engine 178
Reviews 180
Letters 182
Members ’ Advertisements 187


1999 Volume 52

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Society News 2
The Presidential Address Alan Bloom, MBE, VMH 6
Some Aveling & Porter Ploughing Engines R C Stebbing 11
Richard M Woolley – Man of Steam Tony Thomas 15
From the Archives 27
The Viator Portable Steam Engine 31
Letters 37
Advertisements 135

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Society News 42
John Meredith Remembers No 8. The Nettlebed Race 47
Leon Martinet’s Fourgon Poste Michael Lane 50
More on Burrell ‘R’ Type Boilers Derek Hattam 54
Fowell and Son. Research via the Internet Brian Hutchings 56
Richard M. Woolley – Man of Steam Tony Thomas 61
The Electrical Loads of Showmen’s Engines Philip Bradley 71
“Careful” Traction Engine Drivers 72
Review 73
Letters 74
Advertisements 79

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Society News 82
The Road Paring Machine 87
The First Fowler Super Lion Showman’s Engine:
Anderton & Rowland’s The Lion. Ron Dawe 88
Richard Woolley – Man of Steam. Tony Thomas 97
Review 107
Letters 108
Advertisements 119

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Society News 122
The Road Paring Machine – More Information 125
The Presidential Address Hamish Orr-Ewing 128
Richard M. Woolley – Man of Steam Tony Thomas 141
The Savage Little Samson Steam Tractor John Middlemiss 150
Splicing a Steam Plough Rope Joe Challis 155
From the Archives 160
Letters 162
Advertisements 167


1998 Volume 51

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Editorial 1
Book Review 2
Portfolio Appetizer 2
The Spring Visit 1997
John Graydon 4
County Registration and Licence Plates
P.G. Smart 7
The Locomotive Acts 13
John Meredith Remembers 16
Showman Road Locos and Tractors still in existence in 1990, Part VIII P. Doggett 18
A Threshing Tale
E. E. Kimbell 26
Letters to Editor 28
Members’ Advertisements 31

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Editorial 33
Portfolio Appetizer 34
The D.A. Thompson Photograph Collection 36
Notes on Burrell Type “T”, “C” and “R”
Traction and Road Engine Boilers by D. Hattam 39
John Meredith Remembers 52
The Asssociation by Bill Love 54
From the Archives by A.F.W. Smith 55
An Aveling Conundrum by Peter Turvey 57
Pass the Brasso, Darling! by Chris Edmonds 58
Letters to Editor 61
Members’ Advertisements 64

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Society News 66
Arthur Napper – An Appreciation John Newton 70
Notes on Burrell Type “T”, “C” and “R” Traction and Road Engine
Boilers – Parts 2 Derek Hattam 72
The Presidential Address John Crawley 78
More on the Painting of Burrell Engines Richard Willcox 89
Reviews 90
Letters 92
Advertisements 96

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Society News 98
Scarifying in North Hampshire Joe Challis 102
Back to Work in South Oxfordshire Ran Hawthorne 106
Repair Costs at the Turn of the Century 108
The North Star Steam Carriage Stan Wedgwood 110
John Meredith Remembers No. 7 112
The Portfolio Scheme Frank Strange 114
An Engine Built on the Three and Four Shaft Principle 120
Notes on Burrell “T”, “C” and “R” Traction and Road Engine Boilers – Part 3 Derek Hattam 123
Letters 133
Advertisements 135


1997 Volume 50

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Editorial 1
Notes on the outside valved Aveling & Porter Road Locomotives
by D. E. Hattam 2
A Straker Squire Steam Waggon in New Zealand by T. Keenan 20
Kit Review by Peter Legg 27
Steam Rolling for Eddisons. Foreword by Barry Thirlwall 29
On the Road with Father by E. J. House 33
Letters to the Editor 37

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Editorial 41
The History of a Threshing Engine – Marshall No. 73901
By Hamish Orr-Ewing 42
The Early Years of Preservation 1947-72
J. W. Powell 54
The Painting of Burrell Engines, R. Willcox 65
John Meredith Remembers 71
A “Ransome” for the Rats, D. Plumb 73
Book Review 76
Matters Arising 77
Portfolio Appetizer 78
Letters to the Editor 78

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Editorial 89
Matters Arising 90
Address to Road Locomotive Society 60th Anniversary Dinner
J. Stone 91
A. Burrell – Boydell Mystery
B. Hutchinson 98
From the Archives 110
President’s Address Part 1
R. A. Horsey 114
Edwards Yard in the Fifties
B. Hillsdon 126
Letters to the Editor 129
Members’ Advertisements

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Editorial 133
Portfolio Appetizer 134
“Wandering Willie’s Tale”
Ian W. Muir 136
John Meredith Remembers 141
Our “Big Burrell” from New Zealand
T.J.M. Keenan 143
Showman Road Locos and Tractors still in existence in 1990, Part VII P. Doggett 148
President’s Address Part 2
R.A. Horsey 166
Letters to Editor 176
Members’ Advertisements 177


1996 Volume 49

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Editorial 1
Obituaries 2
Book Review 3
Portfolio Appetizer 5
Kit Review 5
The President’s Address — Part I by Frank Strange 7
Burrell 10 hp “Contractors” Road Locomotives—Part I by D. Hattam . 13
Showman’s Road Loco’s & Tractors still in existence in 1990 &
known to have had Showland Owners — Part IV by P. Doggett 25
Letters to the Editor 28

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Editorial 33
Portfolio Appetizer 34
Caring for Historic Documents by Alexander Hayward 36
Members Advertisements 39
John Meredith remembers 39
Modelling Traction Engines in 4 mm Scale — Part I by Barry Thirlwall . 42
The President’s Address — Part II by Frank Strange 46
Burrell 10 hp “Contractors” Road Locomotives—Part II
by D. E. Hattam 53
Showman’s Road Loco’s and Tractors still in existence in 1990 and
known to have had Showland Owners — Part V by P. Doggett 59
Letters to the Editor 61
Obituary 68

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Editorial 69
Modelling Traction Engines in 4 ram Scale — Part II by Barry Thirlwall 70
Burrell 10 hp “Contractors” Road Locomotives — Part III
by D. E. Hattam 77
Some Thoughts on the Fowler “T3” Tractor by D. W. Mitchell 85
John Meredith remembers 91
Matters Arising 94
Portfolio Appetizer 94
Book Review 95
Kit Review 96
A Local News Item Dating from October 1936 by David Plumb 98
Miraculous Escape of the Driver by J. R. Street 99
Letters to the Editor 101
Members’ Advertisements 104

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Editorial 105
Dredging Shadwell Lake January 1951 by R. Garnham 106
Book Reviews 112
Burrell 10 hp “Contractors” Road Locomotives — Part IV
by D. E. Hattam 115
Showman’s Road Loco’s & Tractors still in existence in 1990 & known to have had Showland Owners — Part VI by P. Doggett 124
Members’ Advertisement 132
Letters to the Editor 133
Portfolio Appetizer 136
Matters Arising 136


1995 Volume 48

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Editorial 1
Presidential Address by M. R. Lane. Part I 2
A Letter to the Duke of Wellington on Mr. Gurney’s Steam Carriage. Supplied by Richard Sandercock. Part III 7
Portfolio Appetizer 12
Book Reviews 14
A Contractor’s Dilemma? by S. J. Cauldwell. Part I 15
Obituaries 28
Letters to the Editor 29
Members Advertisements 31

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Editorial 33
Portfolio Appetizer 34
Obituary 36
The President’s Address – Part II by M. R. Lane 36
Extract from the ‘Engineer’ 23 September 1898. Supplied by Les Burberry . 40
A Contractor’s Dilemma? – Part II by S. J. Caudwell 41
Engine Lists – County Abbreviations 50
Showman’s Road Loco’s & Tractors still in existence in 1990 &
known to have had Showland Owners – Part I by P. Doggett 51
Letters to the Editor 58
Members Advertisements 64

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Editorial 65
Portfolio Appetizer 66
Society Notices 66
Spring Visit 1995 67
Book Reviews 69
The President’s Address – Part III by M. R. Lane 72
Obituaries 82
Some Historical Notes on Engines, Their Uses and How They Were Made by D. Plumb 85
Showman’s Road Loco’s & Tractors still in existence in 1990 &
known to have had Showland Owners – Part II by P. Doggett 91
Letters to the Editor 95
Members’ Advertisements 96

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Editorial 97
The Victorian Steam Heritage Register. Supplied by W. S. Love 98
County Registration and Licence Plates by Peter Smart 99
Payment for Engines and Machines Shipped Abroad by R. A. Whitehead . 101
Portfolio Appetizer 102
Book Reviews 106
The Year 1915 Account Book of Samuel Blyth, Ingatestone. Supplied by R. E. Beagles 108
Showmans Road Loco’s & Tractors still in existence in 1990 &
known to have had Showland Owners-Part III by P. Doggett 123
Letters to the Editor 127
Members’ Advertisements 128


1994 Volume 47

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Editorial 1
The Skoda Sentinels by J. L. Thomas 2
Alan Duke an Appreciation by P. G. Smart 8
Introduction of Steam Ploughing to Dutch Agriculture
by A. C. van der Giessen 11
Portfolio Appetizer 17
Introduction of the New Records Officer 20
Matters Arising 23
AGM Notes 26
Members’ Advertisements 28

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Editorial 29
Portfolio Appetizer 30
The President’s Address J W Powell 32
Steam Rollers at War David Fletcher 46
Some Interim Notes From the Engine Liveries Section R Willcox 49
Matters Arising 51
Obituaries 52
Members’ Advertisements 58
Letters to the Editor 62

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Editorial 65
Portfolio Appetizer 66
The Wear and Tear of Agricultural Engines by T. J. Keenan 68
A Steam Yard in Winter by Roger Newbery 74
A Letter to the Duke of Wellington on Mr. Gurney’s Steam Carriage. Supplied by Roger Sandecock 77
Engines and Enginemen in the Early Fifties by John Meredith 79
Letters to the Editor 92
Members’ Advertisements 96

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Editorial 97
Portfolio Appetizer 98
SKODA-SENTINEL Steam Waggons by Erich Preiss 101
The Armoured Fowlers by David Fletcher 108
A Letter to the Duke of Wellington on Mr. Gurney’s Steam Carriage. Supplied by Richard Sandercock. Part II 119
Letters to the Editor 126
Book Review 127
Chairman’s Notes 128
Members’ Advertisements 128


1993 Volume 46

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Editorial 1
Sentinel Discovery by J.L. Thomas 2
Portfolio Appetizer 5
An Earlier Auction at Dorchester 8
Member’s Advertisements 30
Letters to the Editor 31

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Editorial 33
The President’s Address Part 1 by A.O. Hunt 35
The Eddison Sale Part 2 43
Fowler Tram Engines by I. Hutchinson 47
Steam in My Village by F. Creasey 56
Members’ Advertisements 59
Letters to the Editor 62

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Editorial 65
Portfolio Appetizer 67
Steam in My Village by F. Creasey 68
Obituary 72
The Eddison Sale Part 3 75
Cooks Kings and Steam by J. Coleman 90
Letters to the Editor 92
Members’ Advertisements 95

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Editorial 97
Chairman’s Report 98
Portfolio Appetizer 98
Matters Arising 100
Obituaries 101
The President’s Address Part 2 by A. O. Hunt 106
Further Details on Steam Tanks by A. R. Thomas 116
Society Visit to Leeds by R. A. Horsey 118
Letters to the Editor 125
Members’ Advertisements 128


1992 Volume 45

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Chairman’s Notes 2
President’s Address 3
Quotation for a Tractor 10
Portfolio Appetizer 21
The Works of Messrs Clayton & Shuttle worth Ltd., Part 3 26
Letters to the Editor 30

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A McLaren and Me by the late Tam McTaggart 34
Chairman’s Notes 37
Portfolio Appetizer .38
Obituaries 42
The Works of Messrs Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd., Part 4 43
The President’s Address, Part 2 60
Letters to the Editor 63

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Obituary 65
Book Review 66
Engines in the Far North by Bob Allison 67
President’s Address — The Conclusion 68
Sentinel Tractors on Merseyside by Charles Lloyd 74
Portfolio Appetizer 75
Auction Sale at Dorchester 76
Letters to the Editor 94
Members’ Advertisements
96

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Editorial 97
Book Review 98
Steam Tanks by David Fletcher 99
The Barnes Patent Spark Preventer by Peter Lyons 106
Portfolio Appetizer 107
Society visit to Leiston by R.A. Horsey 108
The Burwell Howard by Mike Dyson Ill
Members’ Advertisements 115
Auction Sale at Dorchester 115


1991 Volume 44

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Society Business 2
Presidential Address 3
“Clyde’’ Myths and Truths by G. F. A. Gilbert 18
Vacancy for Editor of the Society Journal 20
The National Traction Engine Trust — Lost Registration Numbers 21
Welding for Construction of Road Vehicles 23
Letters to the Editor 29
Obituary, The Late George Lea 30

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Society Business 34
The Traction Engine in Gloucestershire, Part 1 by R.C.J. Willcox 35
Burrell Wagon No. 3963 48
Jet Propulsion 50
Showmens Engines in Cumberland by J.L. Middlemiss 51
Letters to the Editor 57
Fowlers test their Patent Corrugated Firebox by G.F.A. Gilbert 64

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The Traction Engine in Gloucestershire, Part 2, by R.C.J. Willcox 66
Solid Rubber Tyres for Road Locomotives and Tractors 82
The Works of Messrs Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd., Part 1 88
Letters to the Editor 92
The Wallis & Steevens “Advance” Rollers by G.F.A. Gilbert 94

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The Society’s Spring Visit, 1991 98
Burrell Engines and Priming 100
The Works of Messrs Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd., Part 2 100
High and Low Pressure Injectors by G.F.A. Gilbert 123
Letters to the Editor 124
Obituary, the late D. Yarnell 127


1990 Volume 43

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Society Business 2
Presidential Address 2
Overhaul of Burrell Engines at Leeds 25
Book Review 27
The Late Charles Gregory, an Appreciation 28
Letters to the Editor 30
Lrom the Information Officer 32

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Boydell’s Megaethon Mark II by M. R. Lane 35
Fowler Ploughing Engines in Australia 47 & 50
The Bow McLachlan Traction Engine by P. G. Locke 51
Obituaries 57
Some Details of Marshall Class “S” road rollers 61

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Society Business — Visit to Eastnor Castle 66
Engine Remains in Australia. Photographs by J. L. Thomas 74
The Robey 5 to 7 ton Tandem Road Roller. Arrangement Drawings 80
Visit to Burrell No. 540 at Gummersbach, Germany by R. A Whitehead 86
Obituary 95

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Recollections of Thrashing — Internal Combustion versus Steam by G. F. A. Gilbert
98
The Sentinel 3 Ton Steam Waggon, taken from “Motor Transport” 102
The Skoda Sentinels by J. L. & A. R. Thomas 108
Thrashing at Kelsale Ill
Obituary, The late Derek Stove 1 116
The 1927 Steam Wagon Demonstration — A Further Postscript 117
Boydell’s Engine at Chelmsford by Pat Freeman 118
Memories of a Sailor, Teacher and Steam Enthusiast by R. A. Brooks 120
The Burrell Auxiliary Starting Valve — Further Details 122
Letters to the Edotor 123
A Ruston Boiler Oddity by R. K. Bicknell and G. F. A. Gilbert 125
Book Review 127


1989 Volume 42

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Society Business 2
Presidential Address 3
The Herts Gravel & Brickworks Ltd., a postscript 21
Subsoiling with Steam Cable Tackle 22
Book Review 29
Foden Drawings 29
Letters to the Editor 30
Obituary 31

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A Demonstration of the Utility of the Steam Wagon 35-47 and 51-55
Thomas Taylor’s Foden 6 ton Steam Wagon 48
The Late David C. Phillips, an Obituary by Alan Duke 56
The Late Jim Smith, An Appreciation by Frank Strange 56
Book Reviews 57
Letters to the Editor 59
The Ruston Hornsby Piston Valve Roller 62

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Burrell Style by G. F. A. Gilbert 66
The Herts Gravel & Brickworks Ltd., Further details by M. Walters 79
Society Visit to Chilcombe House, 5th May 1989 87
The later Tasker “Little Giant” B2 tractors, further details 93
Recollections of the 1927 Steam Wagon Demonstration 95

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The Fowler Method of Constructing Steam Ploughing and Traction Engines by the late
Alf Pepper 98
Alf Pepper’s notes on Cable Tackle Performance. (Engine Nos. 15238/9) 116
Specification and Estimate for a Fowler Traction Engine 117
Letters to the Editor 125


1988 Volume 41

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Society Business 2
Presidential Address 3
Baling Hay in the First World War 16
Postcript to Steam Recollections by P. A. Peacock 22
A Pioneer Rally by E. G. Plobson 25
Obituaries 29
Letters to the Editor 30

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The Bow McLachlan Traction Engine by G. F. A. Gilbert 34
Edward Hayes, A Postscript by Spencer Green 40
Esterer of Allotting by R. A. Whitehead 46
Aveling & Porter Ploughing Engines Nos. 8911/8912 48
Savages Steam Sanitary Wagon
(Reprinted from the Implement & Machinery Review) 56
Book Review 59
Letters to the Editor 61

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Society Business , 66
Variations & Alterations to Basic Sentinel Design – G.F.A. Gilbert 68
Tasker Little Giant Tractors & Rollers 80
Savages Steam Sanitary Wagon. Part. 2 88
Book Review 93
The Late David Smith – an Appreciation by K.M. Brown 94
Letters to the Editor 95

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The Foden Type “C” Wagon Boiler by G. F. A. Gilbert 99
Variations & Alterations to Basic Sentinel Design. Part 2 by G. F. A. Gilbert 113
The Sad Story of Sir Thomas Parkyn’s Steam Tricycle by D. H. Tew 116
Bequests to the Road Locomotive Society by D. H. Tew 119
Obituary 121
Starting Valve Difficulties by J. I. Middlemiss & G. F. A. Gilbert 122
Letters to the Editor 123


1987 Volume 40

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The Annual General Meeting, York 1986 — P.G. Smart 2
Presidential Address 5
The First Steam Plough in Cumberland
— Its Adventures and Vicissitudes Part 4 19
The Mann 3 ton Wagon — Further Particulars 21
Thrashing at Arksey 1953 29
An Early Burrell Road Locomotive in Germany 26
Book Reviews 28
Obituaries 30
Members Advertisements 31

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William Adams & Co. Ltd. — The Sentinel in Australia
— G.R. Clegg 34
Tank Recovery in The Great War — D. Fletcher 49
Steam Ploughing on Croft Bank 54
The First Steam Plough in Cumberland — A Postscript, A. Duke 56
J. Lancaster & Co. — Steam Ploughing Contractors 57
Letters to the Editor 59
Book Review 59
Obituaries 60
Members Advertisements 63

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Steam Wagon Building in Lancashire — Charles Lloyd 66
Steam Recollections — Alf Peacock 79
Further Notes on the Mann Overtype Steam Wagons — G.F.A. Gilbert 86
Letters to the Editor 90
Steam Waggons in Essex 92
Obituary 94
Members Advertisements 96

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Society Business 98
Edward Hayes — D. Rayner 101
Tommy Glover as I knew him — The late F. Cheffins 103
Bushed Barrows — D. Beck 105
Wallis Compound Engine No. 7052 — G.F.A. Gilbert 109
Steam Engine Working Part Two — B.J. Lundberg 116
Book Reviews 123
Letters to the Editor 126


1986 Volume 39

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A French Portable Engine built by L & A Pecard Freres
T.J.M. Keenan 3
Threshing and Baling with a Garrett No 4 Compound Tractor
G.F.A. Gilbert 8
Aveling and Porter Ploughing Engines Nos 8890/1 9-11
Timber Haulage with a Super Sentinel Tractor — G.F.A. Gilbert 12
Eddison Living Vans — D.A. Rayner 19
Walter Webb’s Wallis & Steevens Wagon — P.G. Smart 25
Book Reviews — P. G. Smart 30
Members Advertisements 31

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Steam Thrashing Charges in 1950 34
Gilbert’s Yard at Leighton Buzzard 35
Direct Ploughing with a Ransomes 5 ton tractor — G.F.A. Gilbert 36
Superheater Ploughing Engines at Sawtry, Part 2
G.F.A. Gilbert and G. Storer 45
Letters to the Editor 57
The First Steam Plough in Cumberland 60
Obituary 63
Members Advertisements 64

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Steam Engines in Suffolk — R. G. Pratt 66
The First Steam Plough in Cumberland
— Its Adventures & Vicissitudes Part II 88
Letters to the Editor …..95
Members Advertisements 96

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Society visit to Market Harborough — P.G. Smart 98
Book Review — IF.S. Love 101
Basic Principles of Steam Engine Working — B.J. Lundberg 102
Boydells Megaethon — The First Traction Engine in Australia
— M.R. Lane 113
The First Steam Plough in Cumberland
— Its Adventures & Vicissitudes Part III 122
Members Advertisements 126


1985 Volume 38

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Editorial
The Sisal Decorticator by Derek A. Rayner 2
The Foden 6 Ton Overtype Steam Wagon and its Development Part III G.F.A. Gilbert 4
“Invicta in Predicamenta” by D. A. Rayner 20
Letters to the Editor 22
Book Reviews 23
Obituary Robert H. Crawford
Particulars of Journeys made with 10-H-P Traction Engines and Trains between Leeds and Westbury and between Basingstoke, Gloucester and Leeds, 1903 25
Sydney Harrison Recollections 32

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Editorial
Society Business
Further Sydney Harrison Recollections 34
The Jack Rundle Photographic Collection 34
Gear Side Elevation of Wallis & Steevens 4-1/4 Ton Motor Compound 50-51
Wallis & Steevens Tractors P.G. Smart 52-68

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Editorial 69
Cover illustration 69
The Jack Rundle Photographic Collection Part 2 70
Military Report on the use of 10 Horse Power Fowler Traction Engines (continued) 87
Obituary Frank Holl
Letters to the Editor 95

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Editorial
Cover Illustration
Society Business 1985 Annual General Meeting 98
Presidential Address – Jim Smith 99
Superheated Ploughing Engines at Sawtry Part 1 by G. F. A. Golbert and G. Storer 110
Burrell 7-1/4 Ton Tractors by A. J. Martin 118
A Further recollection of the late S. O. Harrison 122
Burrells, Fowlers and All by T. McTaggart 123
Book Review Pioneers of Heavy Haulage by P. G. Smart
Letters to the Editor 126


1984 Volume 37

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Isaac’s Giant Aveling 1
The Presidential Address Abbot & Sons of Burgh le Marsh, Lincs by F. E. Cheffins 2
The Alderbury incident by K. K. K. Judkins 11
Steam at Manson Camp by J. M. Keenan
An ‘Engineer’ miscellany Compiled by David Fletcher 15
Dredging at Marshfields by A. A. Leak 20
Editorial Correspondence 23
Bok Review Introducing Model Traction Engine Construction and Countryman Steam Manual by John Haining 23
Obituary T. D. W. Petty 24

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Moore’s Superheated Garrett 25
Society Business 26
Some Kentish engines by B. D. Stoyel 27
More of ‘Ginger’s’ Foden 36
British Built vertical boilered steam rollers by A. R. Porter 38
Editorial Correspondence 47

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George Davis & Sons, Ludlow, Shropshire 49
Society Business 50
The Society Visit to Lincolnshire P. G. Smart 51
Ploughing Engine helps move Army Camp Major J. A. Robins (retd.) Museum of Army Transport 55
Traction Engine Drawings by G. F. A Gilbert 57
An historic Wallis roller by L. Burberry 64
Steam Ploughing with seven furrows 66
Book review Steam Wagons in Focus John Crawley 66
Book Review Burrell Tractor and Wagon Catalogue reprint both by P. G. Smart 67
Letters to the Editor 67
The Foden 6 Ton Overtype Steam Wagon and its Development by G. F. A. Gilbert 69


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Editorial 77
Society Business 77
The Presidents Address C. P. Gregory 79
STUCK! by Tam McTaggart 85
The Foden 6 Ton Overtype Steam Wagon and its Development Part II by G. F. A. Gilbert 88
Particulars of Journeys Made With 10 H.P. Traction Engines and Trains Between Aldershot and Leeds in 1902 P.G Smart 96
Messrs’ Robey & Co’s Traction Engine from The Engineer Dec 17 1875 submitted by P. G. Smart 104
Obituary William Oswald by T Mctaggart
Insert at rear cover: Fold out plan (side elevations) Foden Original Series Standard 6 Tonners / Reverse: Original Series Standard 6 Wheelers with 7’’ Trussed Frame. G. F. A. Gilbert


1983 Volume 36

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Isaac’s Giant Aveling 1
The Presidential Address Abbot & Sons of Burgh le Marsh, Lincs by F. E. Cheffins 2
The Alderbury incident by K. K. K. Judkins 11
Steam at Manson Camp by J. M. Keenan
An ‘Engineer’ miscellany Compiled by David Fletcher 15
Dredging at Marshfields by A. A. Leak 20
Editorial Correspondence 23
Bok Review Introducing Model Traction Engine Construction and Countryman Steam Manual by John Haining 23
Obituary T. D. W. Petty 24

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Moore’s Superheated Garrett 25
Society Business 26
Some Kentish engines by B. D. Stoyel 27
More of ‘Ginger’s’ Foden 36
British Built vertical boilered steam rollers by A. R. Porter 38
Editorial Correspondence 47

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George Davis & Sons, Ludlow, Shropshire 49
Society Business 50
The Society Visit to Lincolnshire P. G. Smart 51
Ploughing Engine helps move Army Camp Major J. A. Robins (retd.) Museum of Army Transport 55
Traction Engine Drawings by G. F. A Gilbert 57
An historic Wallis roller by L. Burberry 64
Steam Ploughing with seven furrows 66
Book review Steam Wagons in Focus John Crawley 66
Book Review Burrell Tractor and Wagon Catalogue reprint both by P. G. Smart 67
Letters to the Editor 67
The Foden 6 Ton Overtype Steam Wagon and its Development by G. F. A. Gilbert 69


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Editorial 77
Society Business 77
The Presidents Address C. P. Gregory 79
STUCK! by Tam McTaggart 85
The Foden 6 Ton Overtype Steam Wagon and its Development Part II by G. F. A. Gilbert 88
Particulars of Journeys Made With 10 H.P. Traction Engines and Trains Between Aldershot and Leeds in 1902 P.G Smart 96
Messrs’ Robey & Co’s Traction Engine from The Engineer Dec 17 1875 submitted by P. G. Smart 104
Obituary William Oswald by T Mctaggart
Insert at rear cover: Fold out plan (side elevations) Foden Original Series Standard 6 Tonners / Reverse: Original Series Standard 6 Wheelers with 7’’ Trussed Frame. G. F. A. Gilbert


1982 Volume 35

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Editorial 1
Northamptonshire steam in the forties by John L. Champion 2
‘Emperor’ by J. P. Swindlehurst 6
Thomas Aveling 1824-1882 His Life and Work compiled by Derek A. Rayner C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E. 7
Letters to the Editor 31
Book Review Steam Rollers & Steam Waggons of the Worchester County Council by John T. Rhead. 36

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Which, Where and When? Mystery Picture. 37
A Little Bit of Cheadle, Staffs George S. Lea 38
Percy Grundy’s No. 2 Ploughing Set* by E. E. Kimbell 40
The Southern Cross Portables by Graham Clegg 42
Steam Ploughing in Sweden by Tore Blom 46
Road Priority / Electricity by T. McTaggart 52
Steam Powered Transport of the Potteries by the late Arthur Wedgwood Part Two: Memories of Steam Wagons in North Staffs 55
Paddlesteamer Launched by Traction Engine by Warwick Turner 62
The Bridges at Bootle by W. S. Love 64
Testimonial from Foden Steam wagon Catalogue of 1904 65
Letters to the Editor 64
Obituary William H. Balkwill 68

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His Lordship 69
Wallis & Steevens – The First One Thousand by P. G. Smart 70
The Society Visit to Penryn by J. H. Meredith 92
Letters to the Editor 96


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‘Queen Bess’ 101
“Clyde” and Boiler Haulage by the President Tam McTaggart 102
Specification for Burrell “Clyde” 113
Operational Experience with Steam Ploughing Engines in the 1920s by G. A. Abbott 116
Two Experimental Military Tractors by David Fletcher 119
Four More from Penryn 122
What a Wagon by D. A. Rayner 124
The Kirkdale Haulage Co. Ltd. And B.I.C.C. by Chas. Lloyd 126
Two Derbyshire Mishaps by J. Meaker 127
Random Thoughts of a Showman’s Engine Enthusiast by Bill Oswald 128
Letters to the Editor 130
Obituaries Edward Morgan 131 and Robert G. Adams 132.


1981 Volume 34

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Traction Engine Locomotives by Ian K. Hutchinson

Introduction 2
Chapters:
1 The Aveling chain engines 3
2 The Aveling geared 2—2—0 locomotives 8
3 The Aveling geared 0—4—0 locomotives 14
4 The ‘Steam Sappers’ 23
5 Fowler tram engines 26
6 Fowler road-rail convertibles 33
7 The Wallis & Steevens uni-rail tractor 35
8 The other builders 37
9 Traction engine conversions 42
10 Conversions of portable engines 46
11 Steam wagon conversions 48
CONCLUSION 53
APPENDICES
1 Aveling & Porter chain engines 54
2 Aveling & Porter 2—2—0 locomotives 56
3 Aveling & Porter 0—4—0 locomotives 58
4 Fowler traction engine locomotives 60
Photographic Acknowledgements 61
Index 62

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Which, Where and When? Mystery Picture. 61
Letters to the Editor 62
Obituaries Horace Nicholls by W. A. Briggs 64
Victor Richard Garrett by R. A. Whitehead 64
Harold Arthor Darby by J.L Middlemiss 65
More Engines seen in Portugal by W. A Briggs 66
Library Notes by W. S. Love 70
Some unusual details of Clayton & Shuttleworth No. 47216 by Phil Johnson 71
An Epic Trip by T. McTaggart 75
Auxiliary Horse Power A Small Steam Tractor which assists underpowered horses on steep hills around the Crystal Palace from 14 May 1908 Commercial Motor. 81
Typical Work of “Lord Roberts’ by T. McTaggart 84
Majestic a brief history by J. L. Middlemiss 88

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Photo Mann Steam Wagon No. 944 89
Letters to the Editor 90
Society Spring Viist by W. A. Briggs 93
The Lost Fowler by T. McTaggart 100
Before the memory Fades Some recollections if the late Herbert Bath (1886-1968) by Chas. Lloyd 102
Steam Powered Transport of the Potteries by the late Arthur Wedgwood Part One 104


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‘Little Wonder’ 117
Presidential Address by Reg Smith 118
The Electrical Engineers at the Boer War by David Fletcher 140
Before the memory Fades (2) being more recollections if the late Herbert Bath (1886-1968) by Chas. Lloyd 142
‘Fire King’ Self-propelled Steam Fire Engine by David Gould Reprinted from the <ode; Engineer 145
Book Reviews 150
– Showmans Road Locomotives NTEC
– The Traction Engine in Australia – Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Group
– Traction Engines and the Law by David Tew NTEC
Letters to the Editor 151
Obituaries –
– Reverand Reuel Charles Stebbing 1898-1981 155
– Richard Preston 156


1980 Volume 33

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Official Notices 1
Letters to the Editor 2
Steam Timber Hauling in the 1970s by G. F. A. Gilbert
Library Notes 11
Memories of Showland (Part 6) by F. E. Cheffins 11
In Search of Steam in South Africa by E. G. Hobson 21
Book Review The Story of the Steam Plough Works by Michael R Lane 31

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Official Notices 33
Chairman’s Notes 33
Letters to the Editor 34
Library Notes 35
The Wantage Engineering Co Ltd. And its Predecessors, 1826-1910 37
Memories of Showland (Part 7) by F. E. Cheffins 55
Marshall, Sons & Company Ltd. In India 64
Photographic Section 64

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Obituary T. B. Paisley, M. A. 65
Letters to the Editor 69
The 1980 Society Visit – Derek Marder’s yard. 72
Steam Ploughing in Thelbridge & Cruwys Morchard 1872 to 1887 – letters between T. Lake Esq. and Mr G. Crook. 83
Notes on a Short Trip to Canada 88
Book Review – A Head Full of Steam by J. G. Stevenson 95


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Editorial 97
Chairman’s Notes 98
Letters to the Editor 99
Obituaries 100
H. J. Wyand
C. A. Parker
The Presidential Address by Major J, Haining – Some Victorian Undertype and Four-wheel-drive Traction Engines 1865-1885 101
Engines seen in Portugal 1980 by W. A. Briggs 114
The Mighty Locomotive by T. McTaggart 115
Traction Engine Hauling Steam Launch 123
Book Review The major R. J. W. Ind collection of Historical Phootgraphs Edited by P. G. Smart 124


1979 Volume 32

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Obituary A. Wedgwood 1
Official Notices 2
Letters to the Editor 2
Some Recollections of an Apprenticeship with William Allchin Ltd., Globe Works Northampton by William Matthews, Forward by G. F. A Gilbert 5
Airfields, Roads and Rollers in the 1941-45 Burma Campaign A. L. Shaw 14
A Tuxford Traction Engine in Sweden by W. A. Briggs 26
Book Review Garrett 200 R. A. Whitehead by G. S. Lea
Society Reprints Reprint Number 17 Sentinel Waggons Models DG4 and DG6 by P. G. Smart 32

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Official Notices 33
Letters to the Editor 33
A Howard Engine in Sweden by W. A. Briggs 35
Further notes on the Howard Engine in Sweden 37
Further on William Allchin Ltd by E.E. Kimbell 37
R. W. Thompson (C. Eng.) and a History of the Thompson Road Steamers (Part 3) by Thomas McTaggart 40
A Bray’s Patent Engine by Alex Chaplin & Co., of Glasgow by James L. Wood, Assistant Keeper, The Royal Scottish Museum 45
Book Review Stephen Lewin & the Poole Foundry Russell Wear and Eric Lees reviewed by R. A. Whitehead 49
Tuxford Traction Engines in Boston – 1861 by C. J. Page. Museum of Lincolnshire Life 51
Foden Wagons in Australia by W. A. Briggs 54
A Burrell-Boydell for Bombay by David Fletcher 57
Photographs 60-63

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Letters to the Editor 65
An Early Ploughing Engine by Rev. R. C. Stebbing Photographs from W. W. Martin 66
Lancashire Road Roller Co. Advertisement – early 1930s 70
A Little bit of Broadheath by G. S. Lea 71
A Society visit to Warburton Park, the Premises of Frank Lythgoe by W. A. Day 81
An Account of my far Eastern Trip September – December 1978 bt T. Varley 84
Library Notes W.S. Love 94
Book review Steam on the Road by Anthony Beaumont Reviewed by W.A. Briggs
Thomson Road Steamers by Robey & Co 96


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Official Notices 97
Letters to the Editor 97
The Presidential Address by G. Limb – Discovery and restoration of a Ransome Tractor and the prototype Marshall “Universal” roller. 101
List of Engines seen on my Australian and New Zealand Visit in 1978 by T. Varley 110
The John Fowler Works Memorial Unveiling Ceremony – 25 August 1979 by A. O. Hunt
Bool Review – Kaleidoscope of Steam Wagons by R. A. Whitehead and Vintage Lorry Album by Nick Baldwin A.J.W.


1978 Volume 31

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Appreciations of the late W. Michael Salmon 1
Official Notices 4
Portable Engine Section 5
Obituaries 6
R. D. Pumfrey
C.E. Dudman
Letters to the Editor 6
The Presidential Address by G.S. Lea 9
A Centenarian by the late W. M. Salmon
Book Review Robey Steam Vehicles by G. K. Benton 31
Library Notes 32

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Obituary Murray Lloyd-Jones, A.M.Inst, B.E. 33
Official Notices 33
Letters to the Editor 36
A Tale of Two Fowlers (and some notes on Fowlers in general, Class “D” in particular.) by R. C. J. Willcox 39
An Australian Visit by Tom Varley 42
Foden Overtype Wagon, 542 by Dr J. L. Middlemiss 51
Further Information regarding Norman E. Box Ltd. (from correspondence of the National Traction Engine Owners & User Association) by W.S. Love 53

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Obituary J. J. Wooliscroft 57
Editor’s Note 57
Letters to the Editor 58
Book Review Steam Road Vehicles by J. M. Meyrick-Jones NTEC Reprint reviewed by G. S. Lea
Society Sprint Visit to Horsmonden by W. A. Briggs 62-72
Library Notes 68
R. W. Thompson (C. Eng.) and a History of the Thompson Road Steamers (Part 2) by Thomas McTaggart 73
Engines in Portugal 1978 by Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Briggs 80
An Early Photograph by W. S. Love 85
Ruston Catalogue Page illustration Order for 8 Rollers 57
Charles Burrell 1, Aged 86, Charles Burrell II and Daughter Marion Falkner and Son Eric – Photo from Dr. J. L. Middlemiss


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Obituary M. Brewer 87
Official Notices 87
Letters to the Editor 90
The Presidential Address (Development of the Steam Engine since the War) by G. J. Romanes 93
Library Notes 99
A Five Tonner returns to Cheshire by G. S. Lea 99
Society Publications 112


1977 Volume 30

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Annual General Meeting 1
Letters to the Editor 2
An Abridged Presidential Address by W. S. Love
Summary of Engines seen in Australia by J. L. Thomas 11
The General Strike by Dr. J. L. Middlemiss 15
Wallis & Steevens Single Cylinder 2 Ton Tractor, 2811 by D. M. Leadbeater 15
Chairman’s Notes by W. M. Salmon 19
Book Reviews by W. S. Love 20-21
Pride of the Road by Michael R Lane
Encyclopaedia of American Steam Traction Engines by Jack Norbeck
The Steam Scene volumes I & II by R. J. Blenkinsop
Library Notes W.S. Love 21
Portfolio Notes W. Michael Salmon 22
The Norman E. Box Lecture 22
Reprint Catalogues 23
Obituary Syd Sutton by J. L. Meredith 24

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Official Notices 25
Letters to the Editor 25
The French Steam Wagon Prior to 1914 An introductory survey by R. A. Whitehead (Part 1) 29
Chairman’s Notes 37
Memories of Showland (Part 5) by Frank Cheffins 38
Book Review Digging by Steam by Colin Tyler Reviewed by P.G. Smart 48

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Letters to the Editor 49
The French Steam Wagon Prior to 1914 An introductory survey by R. A. Whitehead (Part 2) 50
The ‘Modern Manual’ in Retrospect. 58
The Society Visit to Todber 59
Book Review ‘The Steam Directory’ W. S. Love. 62
A West Country Foden by J. H. Trounson 63
A Royalty Payment (Burrell to John Fowler) W. A. Briggs
Engines in Australia by R. C. J. Wilcox 68
W. J. Hughes 72


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Obituary W. M. Salmon by A. Duke 73
Letters to the Editor 73
R. W. Thompson (C. Eng.) and a History of the Thompson Road Steamers by Thomas McTaggart 74
A Railway Owned Steam Roller by B. Fielding 80-81
Wallis & Steevens Steam Wagons by P. G. Smart 80-89
Another visit to Portugal by W, A, Briggs 89
Ruston Proctor Plaque found in Australia 91
An African Mystery by T. McTaggart 92
Book Review Steam in the Village by R. A. Whitehead. By P. G. Smart 96


1976 Volume 29

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Obituary Harold Leslie Drewitt, OBE by A. J. Martin 1
Official Notices 2
Portfolio Notes No. 119 to No. 130 3
Letters to the Editor 3
The Presidential Address by A. J. Martin 4-11
Steam Brakes (and Omissions) on Steam Vehicles Part One by “Toujours La Vapeur” 5 & 12-16
Memories of Showland (Part 3) by Frank Cheffins 16
The Condition of Roads in the Early Days frim Commercial Motor 6th June 1912 presented by G. S. Lea

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Editorial 25
Official Notices passing of Mt Thomas O. Hunt 25
The Norman Box Lecture presented by W. M. Salmon 26
Steam Brakes (and Omissions) on Steam Vehicles Part Two by “Toujours La Vapeur” 38
Foden “Colonial Type” Wagons. Channel Steel frames 44
Book Review A Century of Steam Rolling by R. A. Whitehead review by G. F. A. Giilbert
Library Notes W.S. Love
Portfolio Notes No. 132 Burrell Road Locos W. M. Salmon 48

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Editorial 49
Obituary Thomas O. Hunt D.A.R. 50
Obituary Jack Vaughan by E.E. Kimbell 51
Society Visit to T, T. Boughton W. M. Salmon 52
Letters to the Editor 55
Steam in the Country by the late H. L. Drewitt 57
The Fowler Side Drum Ploughing Engines by the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 64
Sentinels in Australia by J. L Thomas 67
Corrigenda – Norman Box Lecture 71
Book Review Steam on Farms and Roads by Ben Taylor EATEC 72


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Editorial 73
Norman E. Box, As I Knew Him by E.E. Kimbell 74
Saletime Fifty Years Ago by G. F. A. Gilbert 77
Memories of Showland (Part 4) by Frank Cheffins 81
Reclamation Ploughing in Germany by A. C. van der Giessen 93


1975 Volume 28

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Editorial 1
Annual General Meeting 1
Official Notices 2
Obituary John Harness Rundle by F. Strange 2
Letter to the Editor 2
Presidential Address Some Remarks About Clayton & Shuttleworth Drawings by T. B. Paisley 3
Portfolio Notes 6
Account of an Interview with the late Mr. T. F. Braime from R.L.S. Scrapbook No. 2 (originally published by the Yorkshire Evening News in 1948) 8
Cylinder Lubrication One Atmosphere and the Fat Cup by A. Wedwood 14
Howards of Bedford and the Early Days of Steam Ploughing by the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 17
The Hornsby-Foster Crawler Tractor 18
A Northern Quintet by W. A. Salmon 19
The Forest Museum on Vancouver Island 22
Book Review Heavy Haulage a picture booklet NTEC review W.M. Salmon 23
Society Reprints No. 29 Foden Steam Wagon Catalogue P. G. Smart

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Editorial 25
Obituaries
Gilbert J. Bishop 25
Geoffrey K. King 26
Charles Hooker 26
Letters to the Editor 27
Official Notices 27
The Flagman by T. McTaggart 29
The Norman Box Slides 33
Memories of Showland (Part 1) by Frank Cheffins 36
The Sentinel 3-4 Ton Steam Waggon by J. L Thomas 42
RLS Reprint No. 11 Aveling & Porter Ltd by P. Smart 46
Book Review Savage of Kings Lynn by David Braithwaite by W. M. Salmon 47

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Editorial 49
Obituary George Wright by E. E. Kimbell
RLS Visit to Fawley Hill 50 by R. A. H
Library Notes by R. G. Pratt 52
Memories of Showland (Part 2) by Frank Cheffins 53
Traction Centres by W. A. Salmon 61
Book Reviews
Ransomes of Ipswich A History of the Firm and a Guide to its Records by D. R. Grace and D. C. Phillips review by R. G. Pratt 66
Your Book of Traction Engines by Alan Bloom review by R. A. Whitehead 68
The N.T.E.C. Road Run from Nettlebed to Appleford July 12th 1975 by R. A Harding 69


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Letters to the Editor Ransomes Traction Engine Drawings 73
A Chain Engine in 1975 W. Salmon 74
An Impression of the 1975 McAlpine Visit by E.E. Kimbell 79
A Few Scottish Engines at Work by J. K. Ellwood 82
The Historic Vehicles Clubs Joint Committee a review of its work by A. S. Heal 87
Road Test of the Garrett Superheated 3 Ton Wagon (from Commercial Motor 26th Oct 1911) presented by G. S. Lea 91
For Sale by Public Tender Staffordshire County Council Highways Department – Aveling & Porter No. 9139 95
Obituary J R. E. Driscoll by F. Strange 96


1974 Volume 27

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Committee Notes 1
Library Notes
Portfolio Notes
Register of Photographs by B. D. Stoyle 2
Presidential Address by LT.-CDR. B. Funnell (Part 2) Foden Steam Wagons 3
Those Were The Days Our Tasker B.2 and Some Others by E. & M. Lloyd Jones 10
William Smith of Woolston by Colin R. Tyler Part 1 18
Notes on a Visit to Portugal W.A. Briggs 24
Book Review English and American Steam Carriages and Traction Engines by William Fletcher with new Introduction by W. J Hughes 24

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Thomas Rickett Builder of Steam Carriages & Agricultural Engines at the Castle Foundry, Buckingham 1857-1865 – A Paper Presented to the Road Locomotive Society by A. S. Heal 25
Book Review Traction Engines Past and Present by Anthony Beaumont 47
Brief Reviews Eighteenth Century Inventions by K. T Rowland
The Fairground Organ by Eric V. Cockayne.
Official Notices (inside rear cover)

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Official Notices 49
Obituary Herbert John Barker by A. J. Martin
Letter to the Editor 50
Shepherd Neame & Co. Ltd., By B. D. Stoyel 52
Two Aspects of Heavy Haulage Part 1 Messrs. Coulson & Co., Park Royal London by T. McTaggart, with help of A. Duke, T.B. Paisley and John Traill of S.T.E.S. 58
William Smith of Woolston by Colin R. Tyler Part 2 62
Brief Review Studies in British Transport History 1870-1970 71
Corrigenda Journal August 1967, Page 62 71
Members Notes 72


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Official Notices 73
Re-organisation of the Portfolio Scheme W. M. Salmon 74
The Arginine Sentinel 75
Two Aspects of Heavy Haulage Part 2 EU 4439 and EU 5313, Fowlers? By T. McTaggart 78
William Smith of Woolston by Colin R. Tyler Part 3 (Conclusion) 82


1973 Volume 26

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New Members 1
Library Notes R. G. Pratt 2
Letter to the Editor 2
Presidential Address delivered by R. H. Clark – Notes for History on my Connection with Steam on Common Roads by Lt.-Col. R. E. B. Crompton (Part 1) 3
Recollections of a Buckinghamshire Timer Haulier Reminiscences of the late Francis Grover Part 3 – The First of the Fodens 10
Threshing Machine by E. E. Kimbell Part 2 17

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Editorial
Library Notes 25
Portfolio Notes 26
Richard Chase by H. L. Drewitt 26
The Argentine Sentinels W. Michael Salmon 28
Presidential Address delivered by R. H. Clark – Notes for History on my Connection with Steam on Common Roads by Lt.-Col. R. E. B. Crompton (Part 2) 29
Sewage Disposal by Steam Engine by F.J Ballard and B. D. Stoyel 41
Engines in Australia by R. J. Willcox 44
Book Review Traction Engines and Steam Vehicles in Pictures by Anthony Beaumont 47
Obituary Mr. William Greewood by Michael R. Lane 47

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Editorial Comment “The Engineer”, 25-7-05 Steam Boilers and Their Owners 49
Library Notes R. G. Pratt 52
Society Reprints 53
No. 8 John Fowler Catalogue No. 61, Part II, 1910
No. 7 Illustrated Supplement to above.
Outing to Thusrford 54
Letter to the Editor Ruston Proctor Traction Engine from R. E. Hooley 58
Presidential Address delivered by R. H. Clark – Notes for History on my Connection with Steam on Common Roads by Lt.-Col. R. E. B. Crompton (Part 3) 59
Presidential Address by Ronald H. Clark – Notes from a Crompton Diary 66
A History of the Road Steam Engine Company, William Kerr & Co., and of Road Engines & Kerr (Haulage) Ltd. By T. McTaggart Part 1 67
Book Review The Sentinel by W. J. Hughes and J. L. Thomas Review by G.F.A. Gilbert 71


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Official Notices 73
Letter to the Editor from E. E. Kimbell 74
Presidential Address by Lt-Cdr B. Funnell (Foden & Steam Wagons) 76
A History of the Road Steam Engine Company, William Kerr & Co., and of Road Engines & Kerr (Haulage) Ltd. By T. McTaggart Part 2 83
Book Reviews The Compleat Traction Engine Man by E. E. Kimbell reviewed by G. F. A. Gilbert 95
Mechanical Traction In War by Lieut-Col. Otfried Layriz with new introduction by W. J. Hughes reviewed by T.B. Paisley 96


1972 Volume 25

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Burrell 1876 Catalogue Reprint 1
Obituaries
Alfred Hope 2
Stuart P. Johnstone 3
Library Notes 3
Portfolio Notes W. Salmon
Letters to the Editor 6
Looking back to 1872 by ‘Bookworm’ 10
Mr R. Winsford’s Model of a Garrett 4 C.D. Tractor No. 33305 13
An Extract from the Report on Steam Road Transport in South Africa by Major G. P. Scholfield (continued) 13
Members Notes 23

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Society Notice 25
Letters to the Editor 27
Foden Oddities (address given at the February meeting) by Lt.-Cdr. Barry Funnell 28
An Extract from the Report On Steam Road Transport in South Africa by Major G. P. Scholfield (concluded) 37
Book Reviews
Burrell Showman’s Road locomotives by Michael R Lane Review R. H. C. 44
Steam on Common Roads William Fletcher New Introduction by W. J. Hughes 46
Obituary Francis Glover 47
Library Notes 48

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Official Notices 49-50
Society Visit to Fawley Hill 51-53
Obituary Gordon Smith of Hexham. J. L. Meredith 53
Foden Oddities (concluded) by Lt.-Cdr. Barry Funnell 54
Recollections of a Buckinghamshire Timber Haulier Reminiscences of the late Francis Grover (Part 1) 63
Ransomes Steam Engines an Illustrated History by Anthony Beaumont reviewed by R. G. Pratt. 71


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Official Notices 73
Obituary A. C. Bishop, Burley by W. M. Salmon 74
Library Notes / Society Reprints 75
Recollections of a Buckinghamshire Timber Haulier Reminiscences of the late Francis Grover (Part 2) 76
The “Mammoth” Garrett Thresher Illustration 84-85
Threshing Machines by E. E. Kimbell Part 1 86
Book Reviews
Modern Steam Road Wagons by William Norris 95
Saga of the Steam Plough by Harold Bonnett 95-96


1971 Volume 24

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Editorial
Official Notices 1
Library Notes 2
Scissors and Paste RLS Scrapbook No. 3
The British Army’s First Campaign Use of a Traction Engine 3
Presidential Address Jesse Ellis and the Maidstone Wagons R.A. Whitehead 8
Members Notes 24

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Editorial 25
Official Notices 25
Library Notes 26
Portfolio Notes 26
Steam in Agriculture 26 by H. L. Drewitt
Fold Out side elevation Burrell No. 3984 by G. F. A. Gilbert 34
On Buying a Burrell by Edward Morgan 35
Further Thoughts on the Foden Wagon Criticisms by E.E. Kimbell 39
A Ploughing Engine Preserved in Africa by the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 41
Shorter reviews The Omnibus 43
A Century of Traction Engines 44

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Editorial 45
Official Notices 45
Library Notes 46
Portfolio Notes 47
The Foden Undertypes by Barry Funnell 47
Rubber Tyres for Showman’s Engines 58
Roberts, Bryn Bach by H. R. Wyeld 61
Book Review Ploughing by Steam by John Haining and Colin Tyler reviewed by H.L.D.


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Editorial 65
Official Notices 65
Library Notes 66
Presidential Address by S. J. Wharton 67
An Aveling Centenary A&P No. 721 63
An Extract from the Report on Steam Road Transport in South Africa by Major G. P. Scholfeild (Part 1) 81
Book Reviews Steam Cars 1770-1970 by Montague of Beaulieu and Antony Bird 89 review by H. S.
Traction Engines in Review by Barry J. Finch 91 reviewed by R. G Pratt


1970 Volume 23

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Editorial
Official Notices 1
Obituary T. G. Hunt, A.M.Inst.B.E. by W. M. Salmon 2
Letter to the Editor 2
Presidential Address (concluded) Some West Country Reminiscences by J. H. Trounson 3
Steam Wagons in London and the South West after the Second World War by J. H. Meredith 13

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Editorial 17
Official Notices
Library Notes 18
Portfolio Notes
Letters to the Editor 20
Some Further Reminiscences on Open Rods 23
Steam Wagon Colours by A. C. Lloyd 24
The Radnorshire County Council Roller 28
Book Review Apprenticeship in Steam by Jack Hampshire 30
Members Notes Essex 31

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Editorial The Society’s New Status 34
Official Notices 34
Library Notes R.G. Pratt 34
Letters to the Editor Marshall in Tanzania 34
Showman’s Engines Built by Richard Garrett & Sons Ltd by R. A. Whitehead 37
Book Review The Age of the Traction Engine by R. A. Whitehead reviewed by R. G. Pratt 48


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Editorial 49
Official Notices
6 H.P. Ploughing Engines for J. Fowler Jnr. By R. C. Stebbing 49
The Aldershot 1901 Trials extracted from Engineering Times January 1902 and Army & Navy Illustrated Vol. XIII by T. B. Paisley 52
The Further Trials in South Africa Extracts from the Report made by Maj. G. P. Schofield in 1902 56
Book Review Engines at Work N.T.E.C. 63
Members Notes 63


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Editorial 65
Official Notices R. G. Pratt
Portfolio Notes W. Michael Salmon 66
Special Portfolios and the Journal by a Past-President 66
The Grenville Steam Carriage W. M. Salmon 67
Allchin Steam Wagons 71
Recent Continental Observations by J. K. Williams 78
Steam Threshing W. M. Salmon 80

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Editorial 81
Official Notices
Library Notes 82
Portfolio Notes
Annual General Meeting W. S. Love
The Remarkable Accident at the Glen by J. M. Crowther 83
Some Thoughts on the Foden Wagon Criticisms by G. F. A. Gilbert 88
Horsepower Rating of Ploughing Engines by R. C. Stebbing 97
Members Notes 99
Obituary Gerald Dixon R. C. S.



1969 Volume 22

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Livery of a Fowler Engine by R. C. J. Willcox 2
The Rival of the Light Railway The G.W.R. Company Develops the Teme Valley by Motor Wagon Transport (Commercial Motor Article Jan 18th 1906) 5
How Many Makers? 9
Barrows & Stewart by Rev. R. C. Stebbing 12
Members’ Notes 14
Obituary E. D. Weaver by G. M.

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Editorial 17
Official Notices
Library Notes 3
Portfolio Notes 19
Society Visit
The Works of Aveling & Porter by T. W. B. Ellis 19
The Three R’s and the Side Drum Ploughing Engine by R. C. Stebbing 23
Brushing the Back Wheels by W. A. Briggs 26
Sale of the Tasker Collection 29
Paragraph from the Engineer 24th February 1860 An American View of English Invention 31
Members’ Notes 32

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Official Notices
Barrows & Stewart Letter from E. G. Hobson 34
The Later Straker Wagons W. M. Salmon 34
Postscript W. M. Salmon 37
Some Further Thoughts on Steam Timber Hauling by G. F. A. Gilbert 38
Members Notes 52


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Official Notices
Society Visit 54
Heavy Haulage for the Great Exhibition, 1862 54
Repulse and Renown (Fowler Nos. 15652, 15653) by G. R. Hawthorne 60
The Classification of the Leyland Steam Wagon by C. A. Lloyd 66
Members Notes 67


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Editorial 69
Official Notices
Letter to the Editor Engine Preservation from Aveling Barford 71
Reminiscences by R. C. Stebbing 72
Driving Aveling Road Locos in London pre 1914 by R. Bateman 73
A Unique Roller compiled from information given by A. W. Trotter by R. C. Stebbing 75
Book Review Waterloo Ironworks – A History of Taskers of Andover 1809-1968 by L. T. C. Roll reviewed by T. B. Paisley 82
Book Review A Rally of Traction Engines by Barry J. Finch 83
Members Notes 84

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Obituary T. W. R. Ellis 85
Engine Liveries Annual Report R. C. J. Willcox 86
Library Notes 87
Portfolio Notes 89
Annual General Meeting 89
President’s Address ‘Some West Country Reminiscences’ by J. H. Trounson 89
Book Review Traction Engines Worth Modelling 102
Members’ Notes 102



1968 Volume 21

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Official Notices 1
Obituary Thomas Bridson 1
Portfolio Notes 2
Death of W. D. Sparrow of Ferndown, Dorset 5
Explosion of a Boiler of a Ploughing Engine at Cressing, Near Braintree, Essex 6
Thomas Rickett’s Steam Carriage built in Buckingham in 1860 for the Earl of Caithness by A. S. Heal 15
Members’ Notes 20

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Editorial 21
Official Notices 21
Society Visit 22
Letter to the Editor 22
Steam Sapper No. 3 by T. W. B. E. 23
Military Mechanical Transport T. B. Paisley 25
The Steam Ploughing Engines of James and Frederick Howard by the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 26
Members’ Notes 36

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Editorial 37
Official Notices 37
Letter to the Editor Military Mechanical Transport by R. C. Stebbing 38
Nailer & Company Ltd. Compiled from Special Portfolio No. 56 by W. M. Salmon with additional material by C. Spencer 38
The Dangerous Traction Engine by J. F. Clay 48
Marshall Livery by R. C. J. Willcox 49
Book Review Fairground Architecture by David Braithwaite reviewed by W. M. Salmon 53
Book Review A Century of Traction Engines by W. J. Hughes 54
The Danger of Priming by C. E. Hooker 55


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Editorial 57
Society Visit to Hollycombe 57
Letter to the Editor A Century of Traction Engines W J. Hughes 58
Coupling Up by W. M. Salmon 59
Some Notes on The Armstrong Whitworth Rollers by R. A. Whitehead 65
Scarboro’ Rally by W. Cole 67
The Convertible Tractor by “Machinist” 70
Members’ Notes 71


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Editorial 73
Official Notices 73
Abandoned in South Africa (Portable Engines) by H. Bonnett 74
Straker Steam Wagons by W. M. Salmon from the Straker Portfolio 76
Aveling & Porter Roller No. 4749 by B. W. Warren 79
Some Notes Upon the Method of Setting Out a Traction Engine During Errection by R. A Whitehead 83
Foster Starts Fordson by G. F. A. Gilbert 85
Members’ Notes 86

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Editorial 89
Official Notices 89
Obituaries 90
Herbert Bath
R. T. Wynn M.Inst.T.
Herbert Richards 91
Portfolio Notes 91
Annual General Meeting 91
Presidential Address given by Dr. J. L. Middlemiss 93
“Busy Bee” Comes South by Third Man
Book Review A Century of Service by R, A. Whitehead reviewed by E. E. Kimbell 105-108



1967 Volume 20

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Letters to the Editor 2
Steam Sappers by T. W. B. Ellis 4
Recollections of the Aveling Military Road Locomotive by S. B. Fletcher C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.S.A. 6
Tales of Timber Hauling by T. D. W. Petty 10
Members’ Notes 15

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Editorial 17
Official Notices
Society Visit
Letter to the Editor 19
Sally from Driver C. Preece 21
Sally Touble as told by Glyn Evans 22
Engines in the Salisbury Area 1935-1939 by Dr J. L. Middlemiss 22
Am Old Engine Driver’s Experiences by C. E. Hooker 27
The Piccadilly Line Extension by J. L. Thomas 28
Book Review Modern Manual for Driver’s of Steam Road Vehicles by W. Michael Salmon rèviewed by J. E. W. 21
Obituary Mr. David Barlow, of Eythorne 32

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Editorial 33
Official Notices
Information Section 34
Aveling & Porter Standard Livary by R. C. J. Willcox 34
Engine in the Playground by John F. Clay 39
Export is Fun – Max Eyth’s efforts to demonstrate Fowler Road Loco to Russian War Ministry in 1876 43


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Editorial 49
Official Notices
Society Visit to Beckermet 50
Letter to the Editor “What damage, if any, would a steam engine suffer if reversed at speed?” BY C. E. Hooker 52
Response by Information Officer E. E. Kimbell
The Yorkshire Wagon – the Odd Man Out compiled by W. M. Salmon from the Yorkshire Wagon Portfolio 55
The Derby Walking Digger by the President the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 61
Members’ Notes 64


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Editorial 65
Official Notices
Thomas Green & Sons Ltd prepared by W. M. Salmon from Portfolio No. 25 68
Extract from T. G. Hunt Letter Burrell Crankshaft Alignment 72
A Day’s Threshing in Suffolk by A. P. Pallant 72
Heavy Haulage Episodes from 1905 J. Hirons sourced from Oxford Times 66
Burrell No. 3593 by F. J. Bollard 78
Members’ Notes 80

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Editorial 81
Official Notices
Obituary R. J. Lakelin by W. M. Salmon
Photographic Library 83
Annual General Meeting 84
Letter to the Editor Green’s Engines by W. Cole
President’s Address Experiences at Work and Special Machines manufactured by Aveling & Porter and Aveling Barford by T. W. B. Ellis 86
Members’ Notes inside rear cover.



1966 Volume 19

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Launch of Giant Oil Rig 3
Some Further Reminiscences by C. E. Hooker 3
Super Sentinel Double Geared Steam Tractors (Part 1) by G. F. A. Gilbert 4
The Third Lyonshall Engine by D. C. Hackett 11
Loading the Foden, Australia May 1963 by John D. Balding 13
Members’ Notes 16

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Editorial 17
Obituary John Thomas Fensom
Official Notices
A Little Totting by “Dennis Paxit” 19
Bostock & Wombell’s Menagerie Engines by J. L. Middlemiss 24
Super Sentinel Double Geared Steam Tractors (Part II) by G. F. A. Gilbert 29
The Tasker Collections by D. J H. D. 34
Book Review A Hundred Years of Road Rollers by R. G. Pratt 35

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Editorial 37
Official Notices
Obituary Mr. Charles Matthews 38
Letters to the Editor 38
Ice Locomotives by R. G. Pratt 40
The Sentinel Overtype Waggon from a Catalogue owned by T. B. Paisley 44
Burrell No. 1563 45
A Little Good ‘Un by S. Sutton 47
Frustrations of Standardisation by Jj. E. Whitehead 49
Members’ Notes 51


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Editorial 53
Official Notices
Open Day at Holywell by H. L. Drewitt 54
Steam Transport on Roads extracts from a lecture given on the results of the Berkshire manoeuvres 1893 (Part 1) by Lieut-Col. Templer 59
Timber Hauling by Tractor by “Machinist” 65


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Editorial 69
Official Notices
100 Years Ago by R. G Pratt 71
Steam Transport on Roads extracts from a lecture given on the results of the Berkshire manoeuvres 1893 (Part 11) by Lieut-Col. Templer 73
A Garrett-Smith Portable in Germany by Harold Bonnett 80
Traction Engines in Australia by D. P. Thompson 81
Members’ Notes 84

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Editorial 85
Official Notices
Letter to the Editor in response to Timber Hauling by “Machinist” by G. F. A. Gilbert
In Lieu of an Address by the President the Rev. R. C. Stebbing 90
The Deutch Museum by E. E. Kimbell 95
Eighteen Months Advance (owning Wallis & Steevens 7907)by G. H. King 97



1965 Volume 18

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Official Notices 1
Letter to the Editor 2
Drawings Thompson & Walton ‘Yeast’ Crane fitted to Burrell 8 NHP Showman’s Road Locomotive Capacity 30 C.W.T. by G. F. A Gilbert 3 & 4
Transporting the 8th Denby Dale Pie by T. O. Hunt 6
Burrell 8 NHP Double Crank Compound 3 Speed Spring Mounted Scenic Road Locomotive Eng No. 3886 side elevation by G. F. A. Gilbert. 8-9
Book Review Garretts of Leiston by R. A. Whitehead reviewed by F. C. L. Stokes 11
Comments on “The Long Haul” by ?h. L. Drewitt 13
Steam in South Africa by E. G. Hobson 14
Members’ Notes 16

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Editorial 17
Official Notices
Spreckels Sugar Company Fowlers by F. Half. Higgins 20
Some Recollections of the Preservation of Savage Electric Light Engine No. 761 by Dr. J. L. Middlemiss 20
Threshing, Forty and More Years Ago by E. F. Forth 24
On the Footplate Continuously from October to December 1964 by A. Wedgwood 26
Book Review The Steam Fair TVTEC reviewed by T. W. B.
Members’ Notes 32

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Editorial 33
Official Notices
The Big Hole Museum by E. E. Kimbell 35
Amusement Caterers’ Use of Steam Road Locomotion in the United Kingdom by P. W. Bradley 38
Book Review The Saga of the Steam Plough by Harold Bonnett Review by H. L. D. 47
Steam on the Narrow Gauge ILS
Members’ Notes 48


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Obituary Mr. F. C. L. Stokes 49
Mr. F. C. L. Stokes – An Appreciation 50 by J. L. Meredith 50
Official Notices 51
Copyright 53
Another Successful Appeal W. M. Salmon 54
John Fowler Memorial Supplement 57
Steam Reminiscences by C. E. Hooker 58
Use of Road Locomotives for World War II Demolition in London by P. W. Bradley 60
Members’ Notes 63


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Editorial 65
Official Notices
The Transport Trust 66
Copyright – A Further Note 67
Letters to the Editor 67
First U. S. Tractor Trials, 1872 by F. Half Higgins 70
Threshing by Tractor by “Machinist” 78
Book Review Rally Traction Engines by Anthony Beaumont Review by W. M. Salmon 80

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Editorial 81
Official Notices
Presidential Address by A. Wedgwood 83
Some Information on Threshing by E. E. Kimbell 73



1964 Volume 17

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Letters to the Editor 4
Book Review The Development of the English Steam Wagon reviewed by R. Smith 5
Tails of Some Engines I Have Known by “Enthusiast” 10
Members’ Notes 13

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Official Notices 1
The Kemna Traction Engine – Report of a Visit to the Works of Messrs. Chas. Price & Sons, Altrincham October 3rd, 1921 – Description of a German Traction Engine Kemna Tractor Type E. M. No. 747 built 1918. 2
R.P.M. on Traction Engines by “Rep” 10
Boadicea (Ransomes 15128) by W. M. Salmon 12
Some Engines I Have Seen and Drive and a Few Comparisons by E. F. Forth 13
Members’ Notes 16

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
A Slander of Forty Years Ago (Foden) 3
The Portable Engine by E. E. Kimbell 5
The Sentinel-Doble Steam Waggons by W. M. Salmon 10
Two Generations With Steam by E. F. Forth 14
Members’ Notes inside rear cover


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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Obituary William Foden Esq. 2
Traction Engines in Australia by D. P. Thompson 2
The Burrell Scenic Road Locomotives: Their Development, Design and Construction by G. F. A. Gilbert 5
Interlude For School Holiday Reminiscing by Geo. S. Lea 14
Members’ Notes inside rear cover


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Editorial 1
Official Notices
The Burrell Scenic Road Locomotives: Their Development, Design and Construction (continued) by G. F. A. Gilbert 4
The Long Haul by Alf Harrison 10
A Clayton Road Locomotive by E. E. Kimbell 14
Members’ Notes 15

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Obituary Alfred Pepper by A. J. Martin 1
Official Notices 2
Annual General Meeting 3
Presidential Address given by Mr. H. L. Drewitt, O.B.E.
The Burrell Scenic Road Locomotives: Their Development, Design and Construction (concluded) by G. F. A. Gilbert 9
List of Burrell “Scenic” Road Locomotives 12
Members’ Notes 16



1963 Volume 16

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
“The Iron Maiden” by “Filmgoer”
A Visit to Ireland by R. G. Pratt 3
“Consent to Draw Excess Number of Wagons” by W. Michael Salmon 11
Fun From Folly R.H.C. 13
“The Elephant” at Work by Harold Bonnett 14
Members’ Notes 15

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Letters to the Editor 2
The Foster Class L. R. Showman’s Road Locomotive it’s Design and Construction by G. F. A. Gilbert 5
The Mann 5-Ton Steam Road Tractor by W. Cole 15
Members’ Notes 16

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Some Working Traction Engines R. Smith 4
A Cornish Traction Engine Accident by J. H. Trounson 4
Some Reflections on Steam Road Engine Design by John F. Clay 8
Members’ Notes 15


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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Letters to the Editor 2
The Highland Show by “Sassenach” 5
Memories of Eddisons (Part One) by E. G. Hobson 8
Members’ Notes 14


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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Obituary Walter Frederick Thain A.M.I.Mec.E. by T. B. Paisley 2
Letters to the Editor 5
Memories of Eddisons (Part Two) by E. G. Hobson 6
A Couple of Steamer Incidents by George S. Lea 12
Members’ Notes 15

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Editorial 1
Official Notices
Letters to the Editor 3
Annual General Meeting 4
Presidential Address “Model Engineering, Writing, And The Traction Engine” by W. J. Hughes 6



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