Monthly Archives: September 2009

Crane Special at Old Warden

This years Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre on the 19th & 20th September will feature a special display of 11 crane engines, the first time such a large quantity of crane engines has been assembled together in one place.
The 11 engines attending will be:

Ransomes, Simms & Jefferies 31066 “Hooky”

Burrell 3166 “Joe Chamberlain”

Burrell 3197 “Old Tim”

Burrell [...]

Oldest Burrell Showman’s Engines

A special event takes place later in the month at Hollycombe Working Steam Museum later in the month, when the oldest and second oldest surviving Burrell Showman’s engines will be appearing together.
The Hollycombe Steam Rally on 19th and 20th September will allow visitors to see Burrell 1876 “Emperor” and Burrell 2072 “The Masterpiece” generating [...]

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2009

We all made the trip down to Tarrant Hinton again for a week of the world’s premier steam event, the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
The first day of the show was affected by heavy rain which softened the ground and never really dried out. However none of the engine movements were restricted unduly and following Tuesday [...]