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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459) as a perfect trainer for people interested in running a steam traction engine. "It's the best training steam engine a person can ever have, because it's very patient," she says.
Hannah Williams with her father Neil's 1889 Aveling and Porter steam traction engine, Valentine, at the Anglesey Vintage Rally Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES rj180508Rally-1.jpg
But McDonald correctly perceived that steam traction engines of the 19th century were totally unsuitable for Australian conditions.
The Burrell traction engine at Mann Island Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
Enthusiasts from North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club have spent the past 10 years restoring it.
Veteran steam traction engines from all over Yorkshire will be on show during the May Day bank holiday.
When Sharon booked the idyllic church last year, she deliberately avoided August 8, knowing the annual Kirkleatham Traction Engine Rally was due to be held that day.
He discovered that turning the wheels completely on this steam traction engine meant turning the steering wheel 40 times.
But she finally blew her top on learning that the traction engine rally had a new date - August 1, her wedding day!
The other was owned by Leeds and District Traction Engine Club president Derek Rayner, of Acomb near York.
The weight of the traction engine caused the tar to stick to the large rear wheels, but the driver dared not stop for fear of getting stuck, so he carried on up the incline, gouging two deep tracks in the road surface."
For years Jerred kept an eye on an 1893 14 hp return-flue Minneapolis steam traction engine sitting in the front row of Joe Rynda's collection of steam engines west of Montgomery, Minnesota.