From light tractors to heavy haulage, traction engines were a common sight on our roads.
This place has a great atmosphere. Everyone is so nice and the rides are great! An excellent day for everyone.
Family from Guildford
- Sun Set No.2 giving trailer rides at Hollycombe
- Topper, a privately-owned Burrell Gold Medal Tractor based at Hollycombe
- Sun Set No.2 giving trailer rides
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Traction engines and steam tractors were employed on the roads to move goods from place to place. All types of loads were carried from light goods to heavy haulage.
Usually goods would be loaded onto one or more four wheeled trailers which would be attached behind an engine. For particularly heavy loads, two or more engines would be connected behind each other to provide additional power, sometimes with another engine behind the load to provide extra braking.