VIDEO: Mini-steam engines parade on Poole Quay for weekend gala

Organiser Richard Harvey

Organiser Richard Harvey

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STEAM was up on Poole Quay as mini engines forged up and down, delighting the many onlookers in the sunshine.

Nineteen pint-sized engines and a steam car called Jessamine were among the attractions as music played from a small fairground organ.

Watch the video here:

Steam enthusiasts from Poole, Swanage, Guildford and Dorchester chugged their engines up and down the quay, giving rides and raising funds for Boscombe Angels.

Organiser Richard Harvey, pictured, said this was the fourth time he had organised Mini Steam on the Quay.

“These are all friends of mine,” he said. “It is a chance for us to come and have a play.”

This was the first outing for his Burrell Crane Engine, which he had spent three-and-a-half months restoring.

“It was a wreck,” he said, of the now gleaming machine.

All road legal, the vehicles are insured and registered with licence plates and despite the steam have zero-rated tax discs.

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3:44pm Mon 19 May 14

crazybird says...

We did go down to have a look but almost choked on the fumes that they were giving out. The air pollution was disgusting.
We did go down to have a look but almost choked on the fumes that they were giving out. The air pollution was disgusting. crazybird
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1:44am Tue 20 May 14

billd766 says...

What a beautiful sight to see and I wish I could have seen it live. Good luck for all the owners to have such great "toys" to play with. It made me jealous with envy.
What a beautiful sight to see and I wish I could have seen it live. Good luck for all the owners to have such great "toys" to play with. It made me jealous with envy. billd766
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5:31pm Tue 20 May 14

Phixer says...

crazybird wrote:
We did go down to have a look but almost choked on the fumes that they were giving out. The air pollution was disgusting.
So why did you go? Did you think that 'live steam' engines are powered by solar or wind energy?
[quote][p][bold]crazybird[/bold] wrote: We did go down to have a look but almost choked on the fumes that they were giving out. The air pollution was disgusting.[/p][/quote]So why did you go? Did you think that 'live steam' engines are powered by solar or wind energy? Phixer
  • Score: 4

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