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Aveling & Porter Steam Roller

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One non railway heritage item saved from the demise of the South African National Railway and Steam Museum (SANRASM) was an Aveling & Porter steam roller which became the subject of much research by Derek Rayner from Old Glory magazine in the UK.

This steam roller was one of a number of road steam examples rescued from SANRASM but with no documentation, its history was a mystery.

After concluding extensive research into the roller, Derek has now traced its origins and history which was featured in an article in the March 2020 edition of Old Glory.

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