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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RIDEZ Asteam traction engine TRAGIC3 Karl in a recent school picture
In addition to the classics, there will also be previews of some of the Festival of Motoring's other attractions, including a Pedler steam traction engine and some of the latest models from Coventry Suzuki and Mazda.
We can also confirm today that the steam traction engine was being driven by Karl's father, 41-year-old Phillip Doran.
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.
From Let It Die to Best Of You, his frenetic Foo Fighters chugged like a turbocharged traction engine.
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
Mr Preston was president of Great Yorkshire Traction Engine Club, patron of the National Traction Engine Trust and an honorary member of the Fairground Society and the Showmen's Guild of Great Britain.
UP to 30 historic and modern vehicles - including an awe-inspiring steam traction engine - will be on display for shoppers to enjoy in Coventry's Broadgate tomorrow.
An enquiry from the family led to at least three offers of tractors from members of the DBTC and the Lancashire branch of the National Vintage and Traction Engine Club.
A VINTAGE traction engine show proved to be a steaming success.
Visitors saw nearly 50 engines running, as well as having a ride on a miniature 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.