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P108-Locomobile in Druva
P108-Locomobile in Druva

P108-Locomobile in Druva

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Steam locomobile in Druva - Mashinery Road P108
In total, five peculiar monuments of agricultural machinery can be seen on the side of the highway P-108 Saldus - Kuldīga - a steam locomotive of the beginning of the 20th century in Druva, Saldus parish, and a Soviet-era tractor with a ditch digging device at the turn to Namiķi, Lutriņi parish. A tracked tractor and a peat collection machine are located near the village of Lutriņi, which are actually in working order and can be used for earthworks. Opposite the turn to Jaunlutriņi and Šķēde, there is a crawler cable excavator, which is intended for the construction and restoration of trenches, canals, ditches, ponds. An old transportable seed thresher from the beginning of the 20th century, which worked together with the Druva steam locomotive, found a place in Ošenieks, Jaunlutriņi Parish. By looking at the original units, it is possible to learn something new about the technique of the past. Children will especially like it, because here, too, there is an opportunity to climb. It is possible to take photos near the objects, to feel the charm of the past. All units of equipment are located so that they are visible from the Saldus - Kuldiga highway, they can be stopped by car, and they are freely available for viewing by anyone interested at any time. This can make the usual route from Saldus to Kuldiga more interesting.

This locomobile dates from the beginning of the 20th century. Produced in Ruston, Proctor & CO in Lincoln, England, and delivered then to the Druva collective farm in 1980. It was brought from the village of Varieba in Vāne Parish, Tukums District and installed at mechanical workshops. Even then, this locomobile was defined as a tourist object and used to promote work traditions. When the harvest started, the locomotive was started and, when the smoke was smoking, the harvesters of the collective farm “Druva” went to the fields.