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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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probably the largest maker of steam traction engines at the time--was the first to leap into the unknown waters of gas traction.
When I tell people that my hobby involves looking after and driving a 108-year-old, 10-tonne traction engine, I get so many different responses.
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.
There were even horsedrawn vehicles, donkey rides, traction engines, a vintage steam-driven gallopers and steam boats on Birkenhead Park lake.
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.
Jimmy spent 10 years building the steam-powered traction engine, which he named Tigger.
The Symphony of Steam, Sparks and Space will see a live music performance from a 50-piece samba band, a floating stage on Salthouse Dock full of giant metal percussion, loud acoustic pyrotechnics and steam boats, steam traction engines and other steam vehicles at the Albert Dock's Steam on the Dock Festival.
A few years later, when he was in junior high, Francis discovered an abandoned steam traction engine while on a visit to his grandfather near Dundee, New York.
Traction engines, steam rollers, cars, buses, motorcycles and bicycles will also be on show.
6450 to the signing of a contract administration concerning the award of the supply of manifolds Full Traction Engines T910 DIS.
Chris Gillies, HSE principal inspector who led the investigation, said that HSE was satisfied that the risks from the use of steam traction engines at Beamish were now properly controlled.