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A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925

A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925


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A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925

A long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire, necessitates a thorough clean-up for this 1925 Tasker traction engine, so its owner Mr William McConachie, an Aberdeen farmer, gets busy with the job on arriving for the traction engine rally at Lambton Park, Chester-le-Street on 12th July 1957

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1957 Driver Engine Engineer Hobbies One Man Only Pastimes Polishing Steam Steam Rally Traction Engine Unknown Age Vintage


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In this photo print, we are transported back to the 1950s as we witness Mr. William McConachie, an Aberdeen farmer and proud owner of a 1925 Tasker traction engine, diligently cleaning his beloved machine after a long run from Tarland, Aberdeenshire. The necessity for a thorough clean-up is evident in the dirt and grime that has accumulated on the steam-powered engine. As Mr. McConachie arrives at Lambton Park in Chester-le-Street for the highly anticipated traction engine rally on July 12th, 1957, he wastes no time getting busy with the task at hand. With a determined expression on his face and polishing cloth in hand, he meticulously works to restore his vintage vehicle's former glory. Posing proudly beside his prized possession, Mr. McConachie can't help but smile as he takes a moment to appreciate both the beauty of his well-maintained steam engine and the joy it brings him as one of his favorite pastimes. This snapshot captures not only a man dedicated to preserving history but also showcases the leisurely hobbies enjoyed by individuals during this era. The black-and-white aesthetic adds an air of nostalgia to this image from Memory Lane Prints - transporting us back to simpler times when steam rallies were eagerly attended by enthusiasts who marveled at these magnificent machines. It serves as a reminder of our rich industrial heritage and pays homage to those who dedicate themselves to keeping it alive for future generations.

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