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 Here is a moment of drama! The Marshall steam roller is on a 1 in 4 gradient, charging the upstream embankment - compacting it. The intrepid driver is Lawson Featherstone, a local Wearhead man, who earlier drove steam wagons for the Bradley Brothers. Stanley Allderidge has introduced water ballast to the very large wheels to achieve his demanded adhesion.


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Here is a moment of drama! The Marshall steam roller is on a 1 in 4 gradient, charging the upstream embankment - compacting it. The intrepid driver is Lawson Featherstone, a local Wearhead man, who earlier drove steam wagons for the Bradley Brothers. Stanley Allderidge has introduced water ballast to the very large wheels to achieve his demanded adhesion.

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Marshall of Gainsborough were a well-known manufacturer of steam and later diesel rollers.
Date: c1939      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Claire Featherstone
Image ID CFE_009


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.