Category Archives: 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 [...]

Steam Rollers at Kemble

This years Kemble Rally provided an exceptional selection of different types of road roller. The display put together by the organisers was probably the most varied seen in the UK in recent times.
Here are some examples of the types on show:

Conventional UK Steam Roller, Aveling & Porter 8752 built in 1916. Aveling’s were by far [...]

Victory & Victorious Reunited

This years Lincolnshire Show saw the reuniting the 2 consecutively numbered Foster Showmans engines 14501 & 14502, Victory and Victorious:

This was the first time the engines had stood together on Lincolnshire soil since they were built in 1920. They were ordered together by separate showman and were delivered on the same train in 1920. It [...]