Great Dorset Steam Fair 08

08-07-2017

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The Great Dorset Steam Fair has a variety of vehicles, this year's selection is arranged by type starting with some buses.

Western National Bristol LWL

First off, a Southern National Bristol LWL6G.

 

M&D Leyland Titan PD2

From slightly further away was this Leyland Titan PD2 double decker from Maidstone & District.

 

 

Leyland Titan and Bedford SB

Another view of the Titan along with a Plaxton bodied Bedford SB.

 

Routemaster

An AEC Routemaster ex London Transport - the classic red London bus.

 

 

W&D Bristol/ECW LD

Another red double decker this time an ex Wilts & Dorset Bristol LD with ECW bodywork.

 

Southdown Leyland Leopard/Harrington coach

A coach this time - an ex Southdown Leyland Leopard with Harrington bodywork.

 

 

Bristol LD and AEC/LT RF

Another Bristol/ECW LD, this one is ex Lincolnshire Road Car together with an ex London Transport RF in Green Line livery for services from London out into the surrounding area - this one is blinded for Guilford.

 

Chromed Peterbilt truck

Chrome Peterbilt

Chromed Peterbilt

Chromed Peterbilt

This Peterbilt truck was covered in highly polished chrome - you can see reflections of me taking the photos in a couple of them.

 

Pony driving at the GDSF

Pony driving at the GDSF

Two views of Merv Fowler driving his pony Toffee in the carriage driving section.

 

Horse drawn fire engine

A horse drawn fire engine with a steam powered pump.

 

Scammel mechanical horses

Scammel mechanical horse

Scammel mechanical horses

After the horses, mechanical horses with this selection of Scammels.

 

Lorry line up

An line up of lorries including Bedfords, AECs, an Atkinson, and ERF and a Dennis.

Lorry line up

A pair of smartly liveried Bedfords with an Atkinson.

 

Truck carrying loco

A Belgian registered Mack with a diesel shunting engine on the trailer.

 

Showmans engine

And now the steam - a showman's engine powering a set of gallopers.

 

 

Showmans engines

A pair of showman's engines together with a fairground organ - the latter are well spread around the site to aid hearing them individually.

 

Railway engine Canadian Pacific

This railway engine, a Bulleid Merchant Navy Class pacific 35005 Canadian Pacific was exhibited by the Swanage Railway.

 

Showman's engines

A line of at least 18 showman's engines, an amazing sight!

 

Traction engine

Traction engine

Traction engines

Some views of activity in and around the main ring.

 

Traction engine

Steam lorry

Action in the main ring

Traction engines

 

 

Traction engines

Heavy trucks

Traction engines in action

There was quite a variety in there, including some diesels - and a tank transporter - only trouble was the smoke could make photography hard.

Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane

Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane

Finally something completely different, a fly past by a Lancaster, a Spitfire and a Hurricane!

 

A fuller idea of what is there can be got by visiting the show's web site The Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Visit our Travel Centre for train and ferry times and tickets.

 

 

 

 

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