The Thames Valley Traction Engine Club and the steam fraternity in general were saddened to learn of the loss of one of its great characters last month.
Jim Sarney had a full life of steam on the railway and in the traction engine movement, and set a high standard in the presentation of his engines. Jim had a vast amount of skill and knowledge on all things steam, probably best remembered for his antics with Burrell Road Loco no. 3057 “Lord Roberts” and the forming of Amalgamated Heavy Haulage.
We are awaiting news of the details of Jim’s funeral, and will post them on here and on our Facebook page as soon as we have them.
A full article to remember Jim’s life of steam will be posted on here soon.