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Steam Traction Engine #3 by Trevor Kersley

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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 ISO 100
processed in Photoshop CS5.


  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    excellent mate

  • Thank you very much Steve very much appreciated.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Clive
    Cliveover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image, fantastic history Trevor, don’t make them like that anymore

  • Thanks very much Clive…been trying to get some shots of these fantastic pieces of history for quite a bit and came across this one as I was driving along a country road.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture and editing Trevor. A fave.

  • Thanking you very much for your comments also for the fave..Elaine

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 4 years ago

    Super presentation, Trevor.

  • Thanking you Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Clive
    Cliveover 4 years ago

    Great find, well worth it

  • Thanks once again Clive

    – Trevor Kersley

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • Thank you very much Pat for the feature.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • thank you Rene

    – Trevor Kersley

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