search
Barnsley
Batley
Bedale
Beverley
Bingley
Bradford
Bridlington
Brighouse
Castleford
Catterick Garrison
Cleckheaton
Cottingham
Darlington
Dewsbury
Doncaster
Driffield
Elland
Filey
Goole
Guisborough
Halifax
Harrogate
Hawes
Hebden Bridge
Heckmondwike
Hessle
Holmfirth
Huddersfield
Hull
Ilkley
Keighley
Knaresborough
Knottingley
Leeds
Leyburn
Liversedge
Malton
Mexborough
Middlesborough
Mirfield
Morley
Normanton
Northallerton
Ossett
Otley
Pickering
Pontetfract
Pudsey
Redcar
Richmond
Ripon
Rotherham
Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Scarborough
Selby
Settle
Sheffield
Shipley
Skipton
Sowerby Bridge
Stockton-on-Tees
Tadcaster
Thirsk
Todmorden
Wakefield
Wetherby
Whitby
Yarm
York
Restoring Engines Is A Family Affair
Dave Fox with the 1946 Ruston 7XHR engine
A restored Ruston vintage engine that provided power to Yorkshire Water's National Rivers Division for more than forty years, is one of several engines being exhibited at this year's Newby Hall Tractor Fest (Saturday 10-Sunday 11 June) by two Riccall enthusiasts.

Father and son duo Dave and Andrew Fox will be showcasing their 1977 Foden Wagon, along with the 1946 Ruston 7XHR engine and a smaller Fairbanks Morse engine, all restored to their former working glory.

Owner and enthusiast Dave Fox said:
"I've worked on Foden's for most of my life and as we've also lived in Riccall, where our 7XHR engine was based, for more than 40 years, this particular Ruston engine is close to our hearts. Built in 1946, our engine drove the line shaft to the workshops of the National Rivers Division of Yorkshire Water until 1986."

1977 Foden Wagon
Although in working condition, the task of restoration is ongoing with the Foden wagon most recently needing a new fuel tank. With such a passion for vintage vehicles it is only fitting that Dave and Andrew will be making a tank rather than buying one off the shelf.

Yorkshire Vintage Association Chairman, Richard Sturdy, said:
"It's always a pleasure to see how enthusiastic our exhibitors and visitors are about vintage tractors, vehicles and engines and the constant upkeep that goes into their preservation."

The two-day festival will showcase 1,500 exhibits of not only vintage tractors, but engines, commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe. This year's theme is the 100th anniversary of the manufacture of Fordson Tractors by Henry Ford.

For more information: www.newbyhall.com/events/tractor-fest-2017
Restoring Engines Is A Family Affair, 6th May 2017, 20:48 PM