traction engine


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traction engine

a steam-powered locomotive used, esp formerly, for drawing heavy loads along roads or over rough ground. It usually has two large rear wheels and a rope drum for haulage purposes
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As a result, "mechanicians" and tinkerers all over the country began experimenting with gas traction engines.
For a lot of traction engine owners, winter tends to be the time for any maintenance work.
RIDEZ Asteam traction engine TRAGIC3 Karl in a recent school picture
Jimmy, who first worked with steam-driven machines as an apprentice engineer at A and W Smith in Glasgow, helped set up the Scottish Traction Engines Society in 1961.
In the case of the Blackburn traction engine, she had to use her own ingenuity on some major components, including the boiler, crankshaft, suspension and steering.
In addition to the classics, there will be previews of a Pedler steam traction engine and some of the latest models from Coventry Suzuki and Mazda.
Peter Hepplewhite, 60, author, said: "When I was very little my dad had a traction engine which he still used for work and riding on the foot plate of that.
We can also confirm that the steam traction engine was being driven by Karl's father, 41-year-old Phillip Doran.
As well as local producers selling food, drink and gifts, there will be traction engine rides, a miniature railway, falconry and an animal zone where visitors can meet various animals including lizards, snakes and a racoon.
Dave always had a great passion for the collection, especially the Lion steam locomotive, which he helped conserve for display at the new Museum of Liverpool, and the Burrell Traction Engine.
Some of the other interesting items being offered for sale include a fine 1/3rd full size Garret traction engine with a pre-sale estimate of pounds 8,000 to pounds 10,000.
A man from Alvechurch was cycling home past a traction engine, when he accidentally fell and, before the engine could stop, it passed over him, killing him instantly