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Foden Steamer
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Posted By: Bruce Clark, 08-05-2013, 05:57 PM

A Foden steam engine in Echuca Victoria. One of my brothers once drove Foden road trains out of Mt Isa, Qld in the 1960's. These were diesel powered and quite a few generations later that this one. I had a few trips with him during school holidays so it was fascinating to see the earlier generation of machinery still in working order. Note the handbrake (block of wood) behind the rear wheel.

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08-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Nice shots of a grand piece of history. I grew up living about 10 miles from Sandbach so the name Foden is well known to me. I have two uncles who were owner-driver truckers for most of their working lives (one retired from truck driving at the age of 77!) and both of them drove Foden trucks and wouldn't buy anything else.
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Nice shots of a grand piece of history. I grew up living about 10 miles from Sandbach so the name Foden is well known to me. I have two uncles who were owner-driver truckers for most of their working lives (one retired from truck driving at the age of 77!) and both of them drove Foden trucks and wouldn't buy anything else.
Thanks for your comments. My brother is retiring soon, aged 68. He has bought two Fodens to restore. I hope to get some photos of them when I next catch up with him.
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