Steam engine runs out of puff
A steam engine got into a a spot of bother when it tried to navigate a hill in Hemel Hempstead last week.
The traction engine was attempting to pull a trailer up Station Road and over the canal bridge, but its driver soon realised it was not going to make it.
Reader Mick Whelan, who sent in the photos, said: “The steam engine dumped its trailer, did a U-turn and parked on the bridge over the River Bulbourne.
“It took in much needed water, leaving the traffic at a standstill, before returning and hooking up again.
“This time it made the hill!”
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