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Quainton News Archive - No. 58 - Autumn / Winter 1985 / 86
Pump Trolley Marathon
Bruce Murray organised a terrific fun and fund-raising event on 24th and 25th August. It was the sponsored Pump Trolley Marathon, using the inspection tricycle built in Michigan, USA, by the Sheffield Car Company of Fairbanks Morse & Co. - one of our least known items of rolling stock. By Sunday lunchtime, sixteen volunteers had completed nearly 132 miles at the pump handle, despite a 2½ hour delay on the Saturday afternoon for axle repairs. Bruce tells the whole story in this issue - see page 17.
We trust everyone who was kind enough to sponsor a 'pump' has paid up! We will be looking for the result in the next edition of the Quainton Book of Records.
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