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Traction Engines

Author: Peter Waller
RRP: £7.95

Key Points

  • Complete Historical Overview

  • From road maintenance to quarry work


For a century traction engines represented amongst the most powerful vehicles seen on Britain’s roads and were capable ofhandling a wide range of work – from steamrollers assisting in road maintenance to towing vehicles bringing circuses and fun fairs to towns and cities nationwide.

 Aveling & Porter of Rochester, John Fowler of Leeds and Charles Burrell & Sons of Thetford dominated the business and their products were rightly seen as amongst the finest examples of engineering.  Using over 100 images, the history of these colourful and dramatic engines is brought to life.



Product description

ISBN: 9781908347374
Binding: paperback
Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm
Pages: 64
Photos/Illus: Over 75 photos