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The Ruston - In the Blue Lagoon

The Ruston - In the Blue Lagoon

  • £14.95


A rattling yarn that will fascinate all nostalgia lovers, steam fans, engineers, and those interested in the Ruston Heritage.

This story of a conservation miracle tells of the dogged determination of engineering historian Ray Hooley who rescued what is now the World's oldest working excavator from a watery grave. The famous Steam Navvy No 306 was built by Ruston, Proctor & Co in Lincoln in 1909.

The programme looks back at early engineering and uses archive images and film to set No 306 in context. 

Bonus material: The Lincoln Trams. A thoroughly enjoyable ride with the Lincoln trams which ran from their depot in Bracebridge to the City Centre and back between 1882 and 1929

  • Total running time approximately 65 minutes
  • Colour / B&W UK PAL DVD - All regions
  • Aspect ration 16:9

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