Victorian Farm Steam at Beamish

  • Description

    General purpose Clayton and Shuttleworth No.38742 traction engine 'Louise' powering our late Victorian saw bench helping us to cut up a ready supply of wood for the farm. Louise (reg NL 1216) was delivered new on the 23rd July 1906 to the Marquis of Zetland, Richmond as a 5 nominal horsepower convertible traction engine where it was used on his estate until 1915. There it was sold to Ashington Coal Co, and was used on their farms for threshing and timber work until 1921 when it was converted to a road roller. After this conversion it was used by the roads and drainage department until 1951 where it was sold for scrap. Luckily it survived until 1971 where it was purchased by the present owner's (Anthony Lister) father in a totally derelict condition. Over the following three years it was restored to original specifications and is a regular visitor to Beamish. Photo: Tom Kirby
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
  • Source

    Beamish (Flickr)
  • License

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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 1 month ago
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