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Showman’s Engines

Showman’s Engines are an adaptation of the Road locomotive. Fair ground owners in the late Victorian and Edwardian times found the road locomotive ideal for haulage of their heavy riding machines, and, fitted with a dynamo, well equipped to provide electric light and power for the rides at the fairground. Later examples reached a high degree of decoration in brass and paintwork.

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Grey-Eagle Ray on January 27, 2009

This was a typical scene at the 2006 Caldecote Steam Party.

Not to be missed, If ever you are touring England and have the opportunity to visit one of these events.

Euplio Archeo on January 27, 2009

Hi Ray... Do You driven one of this?

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 27, 2009

Hello Io'

Thanks for your appreciation.

No I haven’t driven but would love to have a go!

They are very noisy and smell a bit!

However the Expo is always good fun.

If you like this series and want to keep a copy do it now because I may delete some or all of them in the near future!

Greetings from France Ray

MY CONTEST

Euplio Archeo on January 27, 2009

I did!

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

WOW When can you take me for a Sunday Drive Io'

Ray

MY CONTESTGreetings from France

Euplio Archeo on January 30, 2009

Sorry, misunderstanding... "I did!" a copyof those photos, 'couse You "may delete some or all of them in the near future!"

Oldest car I driven is a FIAT 500 (1970)...

Grey-Eagle Ray on January 30, 2009

Well there’s nothing wrong with a Fiat 500. So we can still go for a drive?

Kindest regards Ray

Euplio Archeo on January 30, 2009

Ok, we can...

Like a glass of Champagne!!!! Ha Ha Ha! XD!

TALAT DUMAN on August 25, 2009

Grey Eagle,

Very good composition.. great impressed... Nice phtot and good shot. Greetings,

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    by Grey-Eagle Ray
    • Camera: NIKON E5600
    • Taken on 2006/09/09 15:55:33
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    • F/Stop: f/4.900
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