On Boxing Day, I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting some friends of my sister, who own their very own personal steam traction engine. Their names are John and Sylvie Mann of Hardwick, Cambridge, and they belong to the Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society. Here is a shot (taken from a greeting card they had printed) of their engine.
Below are some paintings they had commissioned of machines from the steam age. I do apologize for the quality, because it was a bit dark in there (they only had the Christmas lights on). Bonus points, however, for the fact that the paintings were done by an itinerant artist who goes by the name of “The Crowman”.
More details can be found on the website – here.