Exmouth engine pleases onlookers

THE LAST thing motorists expect to travel behind when they drive on Exmouth s roads is a ninety-seven-year-old steam engine. But, that s exactly what happened last Friday, October 23, when a 1912 Foden ventured out from the World of Country Life on a jou

THE LAST thing motorists expect to travel behind when they drive on Exmouth's roads is a ninety-seven-year-old steam engine.

But, that's exactly what happened last Friday, October 23, when a 1912 Foden ventured out from the World of Country Life on a journey along the sea front and then to Lympstone.

Nigel Laws, who runs the visitor attraction at Sandy Bay, said a number of people stopped what they were doing to admire the engine and take pictures.

The Foden was pulling a ten-tonne Clayton engine for restoration work.

Nigel said: "The one at the front was designed for road haulage so it was nice to see it being used for what it was intended.