Category Archives: Historical

Articles on steam in its working day

September Club Meeting

This month, Trevor Smallbone will be showing some more historical pictures of engines. To whet your appetite, here’s a picture of a threshing scene, with John Wilder’s Aveling Traction engine that later became famous in losing the race to Arthur … Continue reading

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TVTEC visit to the Dove

Paul Fowler has sent in this rather nice picture from the club June evening visit a few years ago to the Dove at Michedever station. Click on the picture to open a larger version.

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Another Steamy Landmark

Robert Cox has sent this picture of another bridge sign, this time in North Wales. Do you know of any more?

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Steamy Local Landmark

Club member Tristan Leverett reports: A rather nice little local landmark for steam enthusiasts within the Thames Valley is a little known and fairly hidden piece of history. Now don’t get too excited, its not some rusty old engine lying … Continue reading

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A New Aquisition

TVTEC member Tristan Leverett has aquirred a Clayton & Shuttleworth Threshing drum, he’s hoping another TVTEC member could help to date. The drum came from a farm in Oxfordshire where it has be stored for 30 years, but its working … Continue reading

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Fowler at Cane End

This photo is most likely to be of Fowler No.4819, 6nhp new in August 1884, to Vandestegen, which was an early ‘A’ Type. It later went to R.J & H Wilder, Wallingford at an unknown date. Douglas Vandestegen was located … Continue reading

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Archive Photo’s

Wallis and Steevens 10T Advance roller number 7884 built in 1926. This engine was supplied new to Tarmac Ltd, and subsequently sold to Wrights of Alton. At one point Wrights were using rectangular cast iron owners plates on their engines … Continue reading

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