Dundee Museum of Transport gallery: Exhibits and collections
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Angus Council 1930 Fowler DNA Road Roller: restored
Dundee Museum of Transport became joint custodian of this Angus "Fowler" steam powered road roller in 2011. "King o' the Road", registration SR7512, works number 18295, is one of just four surviving examples and for years had been maintained by former roadman Arthur Joss and his son Andrew. The roller has had limited outings at events such as the Angus Show and Seafront Spectacular at Arbroath and recently underwent a once-every-10-years major stripdown and £2000 rebuild. Dundee Museum of Transport, Andrew Joss and S&D Taylor Haulage will combine their resources and prepare, deliver and exhibit the roller at agreed events annually subject to weather conditions.
On Saturday 4 May 2013 the steam roller was moved to our temporary premises at Market Mews. Arriving on a low-loader it had to be carefully offloaded and then manoeuvred into our second exhibition hall where work would commence to getting it ready for the rally season.
Dundee's Horse-drawn Ambulance and Ashford Litter: restored
In June 2010 an old horse-drawn ambulance dating from the 1880s was returned to Dundee from Aberdeen along with an Ashford Litter which was last used in the 1920s. These items have been restored for display in the Dundee Museum of Transport with assistance from Claverhouse Training Group .
George Bett's photograph archive
Local photographer George Bett has been recording many unique .transport-themed images for many decades. He has graciously allowed us to copy his collection and many photographs were included in our 2010 exhibition in Dundee Central Library and on the artwork for our exhibition trailer.