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Tom
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Apparently you can tow three trailers, but only behind a traction engine...


ItemClass of vehiclesExceptions
1A straddle carrier
2An invalid carriage
3An articulated bus
4A bus not being an articulated bus or a mini bus(a) 1 broken down bus where no person other than the driver is carried in either vehicle or (b)1 trailer
5A locomotive3 trailers
6A motor tractor1 trailer, 2 trailers if neither is laden
7A heavy motor car or a motor car not described in item 1, 3 or 42 trailers if one of them is a towing implement and part of the other is secured to and either rests on or is suspended from that implement, 1 trailer in any other case
8An agricultural motor vehicle(a) in respect of trailers other than agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances, such trailers as are permitted under items 5, 6 or 7 above,as the case may be; or (b) in respect of agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances — (i) 2 unladen agricultural trailers, or (ii)1 agricultural trailer and 1 agricultural trailed appliance, or (iii)2 agricultural trailed appliances
 
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Extract from an article below about complaints re Traction engines causing delays on roads - was published in 1912 - nice to see somethings don't change.


Tractor or Traction Engine?
There continues to be no small measure of confusion in the public mind as to the differences between tractors and traction engines. The whole series of these road engines are classed together, and the smaller and more modern steam-horse is anathematized undeservedly.
The tractor is a light machine, constructed in accordance with the Motor Car Acts and the Heavy Motor Car Order, which -must weigh not more than five tons unladen, and which must. haul not more than a single truck behind it, whilst a traction engine may weight anything between 3 and 14 tons unlad-n, and may haul three ponderous trucks with an additional watercart. Thus, the tractor is never responsible for those undue delays on the road for which marey a traction engine and its train of wagons are to be blamed at times.
 
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Good old Fred D would have given chapter and verse.
I used to live on a country lane about two miles from the showground at Stoneleigh and at least three times a year we had scores of steam traction engines and road rollers passing the end of our drive on the way to and returning from events. I think most planned their route to cause as little inconvenience as possible. Nowadays many that are hobby vehicles are trailed on low loaders.
 
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A spot of lunch needed some ketchup. Not the normal leading brand but very nice. So I read the label

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