Steam Traction Engines, Wagons and Rollers in Colour
by Brian Johnson

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ISBN Number: 0713707666
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1971 - first edition
Blandford Press Ltd

Each summer in Britain nearly a million people visit steam traction engine rallies. It is ironic that these machines, many of which spent their working lives struggling against official and popular prejudice, have in their retirement won an enthusiastic following, which is growing every year.

This book offers a concise and authoritative survey of the traction engine in all its diverse forms, from the lumbering steam roller to the highly decorated Showmans road locomotives. Brian Johnson, who is cofounder of the Worthing and Southern Counties Historic Vehicles Group and a Committee Member of the National Traction Engine Club, includes chapters on the history, the various uses and designs of the traction engine, as well as notes on how they work, on the rallies and museums where they can be seen and on societies for the enthusiast.

A special feature of the book is the 80-page section of full colour photographs which illustrate over 150 of the engines. The text provides full descriptive notes on each engine illustrated.

Condition: Small tear to the dust jacket. A slight tan to the page edges. Click image above for close-up of condition.

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