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09-13-2008, 09:07 AM
The Steam Threshing weekend at Bicker in Lincolnshire, a fund raiser for the maintenance of its medieval church, features a gathering of C19 and early C20 traction engines, one of which was giving rides around the village.
For more info: http://photoreflect.blogspot.com/2008/09/bigger-toys.html
09-13-2008, 12:27 PM
Now if we could only get the steam power without burning wood or coal. We could get all the environmental wackos to be quiet for a while.
Looks like fun Tony.
09-13-2008, 01:50 PM
Great shot, Tony. What a nifty tractor and fine photo of it.
Nice photo. They a similiar event not too far from here in Indiana every year. It is set up like a local fair.
09-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Thanks Craig, Landis & Jim. There's something that appeals to me about these old engines, so I took the shot. Incidentally, this is a rare shot of mine that has no PP - its just a straight conversion to jpeg from the original RAW.
09-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Wow Traction Engines! These are amazing pieces of machinery history. nicely captured. I love seeing the steam plowing events with the two traction engines either side of the field.
Is that Jeremy Clarkson on the back of the trailer? :)
I took a look over your photo blog too, I especially like the black and white church yard photos.
09-17-2008, 02:19 PM
Thanks Neil. It couldn't be Jeremy Clarkson Neil or he'd have fitted a spoiler, air scoop and go faster stripes to the engine! Thanks for the thoughts on the blog - much appreciated.
09-17-2008, 02:29 PM
hehe, I love seeing these old steam powered tractors. Great capture Tony, as always :-D
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