Engine Extravaganza in England and Wales

By Staff

Stem gas Publishing Company, publishers of Iron Men Album and
Gas Engine Magazine, are planning an ‘Engine Extravaganza’
next summer, from June 19 to July 3, 1993.

Join C. H. Wendel, ‘Reflections’ columnist from Gas
Engine Magazine, on this wonderful tour to England, where
you’ll see some great historical sights, visit some great
engine collections, and enjoy a host of other attractions.
We’ll fly from Chicago to London, (an option is also available
from Philadelphia), and, while in England, we’ll stay in a
variety of interesting cities, including the ancient capital of
Winchester, Bristol (The Birthplace of America’), the Roman
city of Chester, the ancient town of Kings Lynn, and finally London

The price is just $1,948 per person. It includes return flights,
13 nights’ hotel accommodation, all coaching and the services
of a Tour Manager and, in addition, English engine expert Alex
Skinner will accompany our party throughout.

This holiday, arranged exclusively for Gas Engine Magazine and
Iron Men Album readers, is provided by Wade Farm Tours. To book
this holiday, write to: England Tour, Stem gas Publishing Company,
PO Box 328, Lancaster, PA 17603. Regrettably, reservations cannot
be made by telephone, but for details of availability or if you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone (717)

Highlights of the itinerary include:

June 20Early morning arrival into London Heathrow Airport.
Afternoon visit to The British Engineer at Brighton. Evening
(optional) visit to the Hants. County Museum.

June 21Today you will visit the National Motor Museum in
Beaulieu. This museum is designed to hold the story of motoring
from 1895 right up to modern times. In the afternoon, visit
Stapehill Heritage Museum, which contains many vintage tractors
from the National Collection as well as other exhibits of English
country life.

June 22This morning, visit the Royal Naval Dockyard at
Portsmouth where you’ll see Nelson’s Flagship H.M.S.
Victory, and Henry VII’s flagship, the Mary Rose. In the
afternoon, a visit to the Chalk pits Museum.

June 23Travel to Bristol, ‘The Birthplace of America,’
via J. Upton’s Stationary Engine Collection, Andover.

June 24This morning you’ll visit the SS Great Britain, the
world’s first iron ship and Bristol Industrial Museum with its
collection of aero engines. In the afternoon you’ll journey to
Bath Industrial Heritage Centre.

June 25We leave Bristol this morning for the drive to Chester.
We’ll travel via the scenic mid-Wales route to Porthmadog where
you’ll be able to take a train ride to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

June 26Tatton Park 1000 Engine Rally, set in the grounds of the
magnificent neoclassical Mansion which houses one of the finest
collections of furniture in England. This evening there will be an
Anglo/American dinner with specially-invited engine enthusiasts
from the UK.

June 27Full day visit to the Iron bridge Museum. The Iron bridge
Gorge was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Here were
made the first iron rails, iron wheels, iron boat, cast iron
bridge, and even the first high pressure steam locomotive. Today,
the Museum shows 20th century visitors how and why these events
took place, and what life was like during those momentous

June 29Her Majesty the Queen’s Country House at Sandringham
and her unique collection of motor vehicles await you this morning
on a visit to the Monarch’s private Norfolk home. In the
afternoon you’ll pay a memorable visit to the excellent
Thursfor Collection of steam engines and organs.

June 30The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, where you can see a
vast array of warplanes and civil aircraft, including the prototype
Concorde. In the afternoon, view the Shuttle worth Collection.

July 2Full free day. Optional visit to Kew Pumping Engines
Museum which has an unusual collection of tractors and engines.

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