Header Photo

Header Photo

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Puffing Billy

Thank you to those that replied to my photo puzzle the other day. Hope you all did some head scratching.

Alas, none of you got the right answer. Onzc and Tom were heading in the right direction; but nothing to do with lock gates or clocks.

They were gears, but from this traction engine that I saw on Wollaton Park the other week at a show there.

The owners had got it going, as you can see the smoke from the boiler disappearing into the sky. It was an impressive looking vehicle, and must have been quite a sight when they used to chug up and down the roads of England before the motor car took precidence.