Vanguard - from Roller to Tractor | Steam Rally Prints
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Vanguard – from Roller to Tractor


Aveling & Porter Steam Engine. Reg No. MA7892


This engine was the result of an order placed by the Middleton Corporation 1893 for a new steam roller. The engine provided 30 years of service to Middleton before being sold, presumably in need of a major overhaul.


This Steam Engine performed contracted road maintenance in its early days.
Then after the second world war The Royal Air Force requisitioned it as part of a fleet used to roll runways in.


After being rescued from a scrapyard, Vanguard went through major restoration. The decision being taken at the time to restore her as a Steam Tractor rather than a Roller as the entire front end by this time had long gone. Many parts were re-machined or renewed and the original cylinder (cracked & condemned) was replaced with a near identical one found on a farm in !


This photos shows Vanguard in all her glory – a delight to see!


© Brian Dobbs Photography

SKU: 014-BD-CMYK-Astle2017 Category:
Additional Information

A3 420 x 297mm, A2 594 x 420mm, A1 841 x 594mm, 400 x 300mm, 600 x 450mm, 700 x 500mm


Print edge to edge, White Border