Wednesday, August 16, 2006


The operator of this steam tractor concentrates on the task at hand - getting from one area of the show to another where his tractor will be put to work.

The huge tractor is a big lumbering mass of iron, burning coals and boiling water and steam - perhaps a disaster waiting to happen in less competent hands.

I know the difficulties encountered by my friends who collect and restore classic cars, but I can't imagine the conversation when someone tries to explain that they're bringing home a multi-ton fire breathing dinosaur.

Mike've got some 'spaining to do.

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