Monthly Archives: September 2009

Marshall Road Roller 79597

I have been sent the following pictures of Marshall Roller 79597 of 1925 which has reappeared on the rally scene after a 27 year gap. Martin Sleaford sent me the following selection of pictures of the engine.
Firstly, here is the engine outside the Boston United Football Ground in 1965 or 66 with Martin’s Grandad who [...]

Canadian Wallis & Steevens Advance

A first time visitor to Steam Scenes has sent me these pictures of his Wallis and Steevens Advance roller, 7985 of 1928 which is now in Hope, British Columbia, Canada.

This is of course a design of engine that is very familiar to UK enthusiasts but must be quite a change when compared to the engines [...]

Irish McLaren Road Locomotives at GDSF

This years Great Dorset Steam Fair saw the appearance of three recently restored Irish Mclaren road locomotives 2 of which have never visited the show before.
McLaren 701 was built in 1900 and is a double crank compound 8NHP engine. Spent it working life in Australia before being imported in 2001 and restored by it’s current [...]