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Traction engine

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A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. [1]

83 relations: Agriculture, Aveling and Porter, Baron Willoughby de Eresby, Boiler, Bolton, Cargo, Charles Burrell & Sons, Chassis, Clayton & Shuttleworth, Compound locomotive, Continuous track, Crane (machine), Cultivator, Draft horse, Drawbar (haulage), Dreadnaught wheel, Edward the Blue Engine, England, Fire-tube boiler, Fred Dibnah, Great Britain, Grimsthorpe Castle, Gumdrop (book series), Headland (agriculture), History of steam road vehicles, Hollycombe Steam Collection, Internal combustion engine, James Boydell, Jesse Ellis, John Fowler & Co., John Fowler (agricultural engineer), Keith Roberts, List of steam fairs, List of Thomas & Friends railway engines, Live steam, Locomotive, Mamod, Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Company, Museum of English Rural Life, North America, Oliver Stanley, Pavane (novel), Plough, Portable engine, Reeves & Co., Richard Garrett & Sons, Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Salter Report, Secretary of State for Transport, Sheave, ..., Showman's road locomotive, Soil compaction, Steam, Steam car, Steam engine, Steam locomotive, Steam shovel, Steam tractor, Steamroller, Swindon Works, The Great Exhibition, The Heartland Series, The Iron Maiden, The Railway Series, Thomas & Friends, Threads, Threshing machine, Ton, Tractor, Tractor unit, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Trevor the Traction Engine, Truck, United Kingdom, Val Biro, Vehicle Excise Duty, Wilbert Awdry, Wilesco, Winch, Wire rope, Woburn Abbey, World War I, World War II. Expand index (33 more) »


Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Aveling and Porter

Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steam-roller manufacturer.

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Baron Willoughby de Eresby

Baron Willoughby de Eresby is a title in the Peerage of England.

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A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.

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Bolton (locally) is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown, and at its zenith in 1929 its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of cotton spinning in the world. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War, and by the 1980s cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton. Close to the West Pennine Moors, Bolton is northwest of Manchester. It is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a population of 139,403, whilst the wider metropolitan borough has a population of 262,400. Historically part of Lancashire, Bolton originated as a small settlement in the moorland known as Bolton le Moors. In the English Civil War, the town was a Parliamentarian outpost in a staunchly Royalist region, and as a result was stormed by 3,000 Royalist troops led by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1644. In what became known as the Bolton Massacre, 1,600 residents were killed and 700 were taken prisoner. Bolton Wanderers football club play home games at the Macron Stadium and the WBA World light-welterweight champion Amir Khan was born in the town. Cultural interests include the Octagon Theatre and the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, as well as one of the earliest public libraries established after the Public Libraries Act 1850.

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In economics, cargo or freight are goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land.

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Charles Burrell & Sons

Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery, steam trucks and steam tram engines.

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A chassis (plural chassis) is the internal framework of an artificial object, which supports the object in its construction and use.

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Clayton & Shuttleworth

Clayton & Shuttleworth was an engineering company located at Stamp End Works, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

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Compound locomotive

A compound locomotive is a steam locomotive which is powered by a compound engine, a type of steam engine where steam is expanded in two or more stages.

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Continuous track

Continuous track, also called tank tread or caterpillar track, is a system of vehicle propulsion in which a continuous band of treads or track plates is driven by two or more wheels.

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Crane (machine)

A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.

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A cultivator is any of several types of farm implement used for secondary tillage.

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Draft horse

A draft horse (US), draught horse (UK and Commonwealth) or dray horse (from the Old English dragan meaning "to draw or haul"; compare Dutch dragen and German tragen meaning "to carry" and Danish drage meaning "to draw" or "to fare"), less often called a carthorse, work horse or heavy horse, is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.

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Drawbar (haulage)

A drawbar is a solid coupling between a hauling vehicle and its hauled load.

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Dreadnaught wheel

A dreadnaught wheel is a wheel with articulated rails attached at the rim to provide a firm footing for the wheel to roll over.

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Edward the Blue Engine

Edward the Blue Engine is an anthropomorphic steam locomotive from The Railway Series children's books by the Rev W. Awdry, and the related TV Series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Fire-tube boiler

A fire-tube boiler is a type of boiler in which hot gases pass from a fire through one or (many) more tubes running through a sealed container of water.

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Fred Dibnah

Frederick Dibnah, (29 April 1938 – 6 November 2004) was an English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering.

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle is a country house in Lincolnshire, England north-west of Bourne on the A151.

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Gumdrop (book series)

The Gumdrop stories are a series of 37 children's books written and illustrated by Val Biro.

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Headland (agriculture)

A Headland, in agriculture, is the area at each end of a planted field.

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History of steam road vehicles

The history of steam road vehicles comprises the development of vehicles powered by a steam engine for use on land and independent of rails, whether for conventional road use, such as the steam car and steam waggon, or for agricultural or heavy haulage work, such as the traction engine.

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Hollycombe Steam Collection

The Hollycombe Steam Collection is a collection of steam-powered vehicles, rides and attractions based near Liphook in Hampshire.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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James Boydell

James Boydell (died January 1860) was a British inventor of steam traction engines.

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Jesse Ellis

Jesse Ellis(14 April 1846 – 1916) was an engineer and pioneer of steam wagons.

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John Fowler & Co.

John Fowler & Co Engineers of Leathley Road, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England produced traction engines and ploughing implements and equipment, as well as railway equipment.

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John Fowler (agricultural engineer)

John Fowler (11 July 1826 – 4 December 1864) was an English agricultural engineer who was a pioneer in the use of steam engines for ploughing and digging drainage channels.

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Keith Roberts

Keith John Kingston Roberts (20 September 1935 – 5 October 2000), was an English science fiction author.

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List of steam fairs

A steam fair or (steam rally) is a regular organised gathering of historic steam-powered vehicles and machinery, open to the public.

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List of Thomas & Friends railway engines

This article lists the standard-gauge railway engines and other standard-gauge characters of the popular television series Thomas & Friends, as well as from The Railway Series.

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Live steam

Live steam is steam under pressure, obtained by heating water in a boiler.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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Mamod is a British toy manufacturer specialising in manufacturing live steam models.

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Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Company

Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Company manufactured steam powered road vehicles in Leeds, England.

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Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life also known as the MERL, is a museum, library and archive dedicated to recording the changing face of farming and the countryside in England.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Oliver Stanley

Oliver Frederick George Stanley, (4 May 1896 – 10 December 1950) was a prominent British Conservative politician who held many ministerial posts before his relatively early death.

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Pavane (novel)

Pavane is an alternative history science fiction fix-up novel by British writer Keith Roberts, first published by Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd in 1968.

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A plough (UK) or plow (US; both) is a tool or farm implement used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil.

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Portable engine

A portable engine is an engine, either a steam engine or an internal combustion engine, that sits in one place while operating (providing power to machinery), but (unlike a stationary engine) is portable and thus can be easily moved from one work site to another.

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Reeves & Co.

Reeves & Co. was an American farm tractor builder for thirty years, based in Columbus, Indiana.

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Richard Garrett & Sons

Richard Garrett & Sons was a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, steam engines and trolleybuses.

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Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) was founded in Edinburgh in 1784 as the Highland Society of Edinburgh.

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Salter Report

The Salter Report was named after Arthur Salter, who chaired an influential conference of road and rail experts in 1932 which reported in 1933.

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Secretary of State for Transport

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport.

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A sheave is a pulley with a grooved wheel for holding a belt, wire rope, or rope.

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Showman's road locomotive

A showman's road locomotive or showman's engine is a steam-powered road-going 'locomotive' designed to provide power and transport for a travelling funfair or circus.

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Soil compaction

In geotechnical engineering, soil compaction is the process in which a stress applied to a soil causes densification as air is displaced from the pores between the soil grains.

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Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils.

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Steam car

A steam car is a car (automobile) powered by a steam engine.

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Steam shovel

A steam shovel is a large steam-powered excavating machine designed for lifting and moving material such as rock and soil.

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Steam tractor

A steam tractor is a vehicle powered by a steam engine which is used for pulling.

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A steamroller (or steam roller) is a form of road roller – a type of heavy construction machinery used for leveling surfaces, such as roads or airfields – that is powered by a steam engine.

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Swindon Works

Swindon railway works was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1843 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

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The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851.

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The Heartland Series

The Heartland Series is a series of television programs about the culture of Appalachia, produced by WBIR-TV of Knoxville, Tennessee, over the 25-year period 1984 through 2009.

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The Iron Maiden

The Iron Maiden (released in the US as Swinging Maiden) is a 1962 British comedy film.

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The Railway Series

The Railway Series is a set of story books about a railway system located on the fictional Island of Sodor.

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Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends (originally known as Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends or Thomas the Tank Engine; also known as Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! in the twenty-second season) is a British children's television series.

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Threads is a 1984 British television drama jointly produced by the BBC, Nine Network and Western-World Television Inc.

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Threshing machine

A threshing machine or thresher is a piece of farm equipment that threshes grain, that is, it removes the seeds from the stalks and husks.

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The ton is a unit of measure.

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A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver at a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

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Tractor unit

A tractor unit (prime mover or traction unit) is a characteristically heavy-duty towing engine that provides motive power for hauling a towed or trailered load.

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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (previously known as Tremors: Original Showdown and also known as Tremors 4 or Tremors: The Legend Begins) is a 2004 direct-to-video western monster film directed by S. S. Wilson and written by Brent Maddock, Nancy Roberts, and Wilson.

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Trevor the Traction Engine

Trevor the Traction Engine is a fictional anthropomorphic character from The Railway Series children's books by the Rev. W. Awdry, and the spin-off television series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.

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A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Val Biro

Balint Stephen Biro (Budapest, October 6, 1921 – July 4, 2014) was a children's author, artist and illustrator.

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Vehicle Excise Duty

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) (also known as "vehicle tax", "car tax" or "road tax", and formerly as a "tax disc") is a tax that is levied as an excise duty and which must be paid for most types of vehicles which are to be used (or parked) on public roads in the United Kingdom.

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Wilbert Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author.

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Wilesco is the trade name of German toy company Wilhelm Schröder GmbH & Co.

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A winch is a mechanical device that is used to pull in (wind up) or let out (wind out) or otherwise adjust the "tension" of a rope or wire rope (also called "cable" or "wire cable").

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Wire rope

Steel wire rope (right hand langs lay) Wire rope is several strands of metal wire twisted into a helix forming a composite "rope", in a pattern known as "laid rope".

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey occupying the east of the village of Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, is a country house, the family seat of the Duke of Bedford.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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