Monthly Archives: March 2009

Traction Talk Threads of Interest – Week 13

Engine at Chester-le-Street
A chance encounter by a friend of a TT member with large red engine in Chester-Le-Street produced an interesting thread which resulted in some pictures being posted of a big Fowler RL in the process of restoration.
John True – Traction Engine Register
The death of John True, longtime editor of the Traction Engine Register [...]

MERL Engineering Drawings Workshop

Today I visited the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) to attend an Engineering Drawings Workshop hosted by Monument Fellow Dr Jonathan Brown who has been associated with MERL for many years.
The Museum hosts the drawings of several engine makers, including Burrell, Wallis and Steevens, Ransomes and the enormous collection of John Fowler drawings.
The purpose [...]

Google Newspaper/Book Search

Google have started to put a lot of old newspaper content and books online, there is currently very much an American bias but there are UK items available if you search around a bit. They have indexed everything, headlines, articles, photographs, adverts and new items are being added all the time so it is worth [...]