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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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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.
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.
He had swapped chemotherapy treatment for Guinness and set out to tour the UK on his 1912 traction engine for a 12-part series on engineering.
As the farms grew in size and the number of farms declined, there was a place for smaller compact power, considering the farm tractors of today rival the size of those old traction engines.
Jimmy spent 10 years building the steam-powered traction engine, which he named Tigger.
Among the attractions this weekend was the largest selection of working steam vehicles and traction engines yet, while enthusiasts showed off their own cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicle.
There were steam and traction engines, including a rare 1907 engine called Little Mac and the Foden agricultural engine Victoria, built in 1899, which is believed to be the oldest Foden vehicle in existence.
Now in its sixth year, motoring enthusiasts can look forward to viewing the biggest number yet of classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines and commercial and military vehicles as they park up on Eastbourne's elegant promenade.
There will be traction engines, showman's engines and steam engines; classic cars, buses and motorcycles; vintage lorries, tractors and a fun fair; military vehicles, emergency vehicles and caravans.
The sale will include stationary engines, road vehicles including a fine half size Foden 'C' type steam wagon capable of speeds in excess of 25mph, model traction engines, model engineering workshop equipment, a collection of fine scale and other 0 gauge locomotives, 5ins locomotives dating from the mid 19th century through to the 20th century and a varied collection of railwayana.
Other interests are steam and traction engines, classic cars, and F1 motor racing and he likes listening to many types of music, especially Katie Melua, Shania Twain, and the Mavericks.
Prize attractions at the Wolverhampton Steam & Vintage Rally at West Park were the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast and some superb traction engines.