Category Archives: Engines

Mansfield Pioneer Steam Omnibus

Spotted today at the Nottingham Industrial Museum was this crankcase from an early steam omnibus:

I have recently been re-reading John Crawley’s Steam Wagons in Focus book and there a numerous pictures of early wagons from around the turn of the century made by companies who only seemed to make a one or two machines before [...]

Fowler Ploughing Engines 14726 & 14727

Al Jackson whose family own Fowler AA7 class Ploughing Engines 14726 & 14727 has kindly sent me the following information and pictures about the engines.
The Order
The order for the a new set of engines was placed in by my great grandfather Lewis Jackson on July 13th 1917 with a £500 deposit and request of delivery [...]

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 [...]