This slim 1961 book documents steam enthusiast Ian N. Fraser's successful legal
battle to obtain planning permission for an engine shed next to his house in
most select residential area.
It's an interesting bit of history with some nice photos.
I thought it'd be interesting to look up where the vehicles featured in the
book are now, 60 years later.
Fraser's 1915 Marshall traction engine
Jingling Geordie is now
on static display
at Snibston Discovery Museum.
His 1900 Kerr Stuart narrow-gauge locomotive
Bonnie Dundee had
a very smart rebuild
in the 1980s, and is now a passenger locomotive at the
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
The 1928 Fowler steamroller that Fraser borrowed from Angus County Council to
build his driveway has also
survived into preservation, now named
(Its 1930 stablemate
King o' the Road lives just down the road from me,
at the Dundee Museum of