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Came across this steam traction engine whilst out for a drive.

1921 Burrell 6 nhp Showman’s Road Locomotive – Island Chief
Works No.3878 – Reg. No. BT 3997
This engine was new to Alf Payne of Hull, Yorkshire, and was then called “Excelsior”. and with whom it travelled the North East of England. It was then sold to Arnolds Amusements on the Isle of Wight and was renamed “Island Chief”. It remained in showland life until 1949 when she was sold to a Hampshire farmer for agricultural purposes, threshing etc. This engine was also used in the WWII for hauling guns.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm
1/20 f5.6 ISO100

Comments

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    great work mate love it

  • thanks very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a nice find Trevor.x

  • Thanks very much Catherine.×.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 4 years ago

    well come across, Trevor. Great capture.

  • Thank you very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Photo-Bob
    Photo-Bobalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful, I love these ol’ timers … reminds me of home and how some of the farmers would collect and restore ol’ machinery … I just love it :)

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