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Ex Beeby Bros No. 4 set - Fowler no. 2479

Fowler no. 2528 working at Holcot Steam Rally before restoration completed with boiler cladding

Beeby Bros. were a large agricultural contractor and farmers based at Rempstone in Nottinghamshire, England. The company was famose for its fleet of Steam ploughing sets, a number of which survive today in preservation.

Company history

Ex Beeby Bros. cab for a crawler tractor

Early history ?

After World War II the company sold off or scrapped most of their steam ploughing tackle, as tractors took over on farms. The company operated some crawler tractors on there own farm and on contract work in the 1950 & 1960s.

Former fleet

Surviving engines

  • Fowler no. 2479 - was part of Beeby Bros no. 4 set of ploughing tackle
  • The Chief - Fowler no. 2528 of 1873 a single cylinder ? type ploughing engine. Rebuilt from pile of "spare" parts.

Rempstone Steam Rally

Members of the Beeby family were involed with starting the Rempstone Steam Rally which was hosted on their farm fora number of years.

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