13 Aug 2012
Take a photo of this Foden & enter our “Spot the Steamer” competition!
The Foden HH steam wagon was built in 1929, and is one of only three in existence. It runs on coal and water, and can boast an average speed of approximately 18 miles per hour. So far the Foden, painted in Bishop’s Move livery, has already travelled from Surrey to Cornwall, steaming over 265 miles at approx 15 mph and taking 3 days! It is being driven by it’s owner, Gareth Jones, and fired by his son, Ian.
We’ve put together a little slideshow from the great photos of this first part of the journey on YouTube.
The Foden is now sitting and waiting for the St Agnes Steam Rally to start this weekend (17th/18th/19th August). If you are in Cornwall, and near St Agnes, you might see it on the road travelling from it’s secure storage to the steam rally on the 16th August, 2012. For details about this Steam Rally, please visit the WSES website.
Anyone who spots this most historic removal vehicle is encouraged to capture the moment in a photo and upload it to the Bishop’s Move Facebook page. Five lucky winners of the ‘Spot the Steamer’ competition will each receive a limited edition model Corgi Vintage Glory of Steam Foden with Liftvan to commemorate the moment.
Following the St Agnes Steam Rally, the Bishop’s Move Foden can be seen at the following steam fairs or on the road inbetween:
26/27 Aug - Honition Steam Rally
29 Aug to 2 Sept – Great Dorset Steam Fair
3 Sept+ – Travelling back from Dorset to Surrey
If you are on Twitter, follow #SpotTheSteamer for the very latest updates – and good luck!