The National Traction Engine Trust

It is with regret that we have heard of the passing of Michael Lane on  Wednesday, 13th May.

He was widely known throughout the road steam preservation world and was proud to have been an honorary life member of the National Traction Engine Trust, The Road Locomotive Society, The Steam Plough Club and The Rolls Royce Heritage Trust.

His lasting memorial will be the series of books he wrote on steam engine manufacturers, but he also deserves to be remembered for his ownership in the 1960s of Burrell Showman's Road Locomotive 'Ex-Mayor'. During this time he roaded many hundreds of miles throughout Europe and Scandinavia, even getting into Russia.

Our condolences go to his family and friends.

The funeral will take place at St Peter and Paul  Church, Eye, Suffolk on Friday 22nd May at 3.00pm

Image: John Reeves.

15 May 2015