General Gough
Burrell no. 3888 - SRL - General Gough - NO 2379 at Cromford 2010 - IMG 9718
At Cromford Steam Rally 2010
Engine Details
Current Name General Gough
Manufacturer Charles Burrell and Sons
Build date 1921
Serial no. 3888
Registration no. NO 2379
Machine type Showmans Road locomotive
Model type/class Scenic
Weight Tons (kg) ? ton
Date into Preservation (UK)
Power nhp ? nhp
No. of Gears 3
Ancillary equipment Generator
Original Owner Swales Bolesworth of Essex
Current Owner / Keeper N & B Myers & Sons of York
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
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Burrell no. 3888 is an Showman's road locomotive that was built in 1921 by Charles Burrell and Sons in Thetford Norfolk. This engine is named General Gough and is currently owned by N & B Myers and Sons from York, England.

Engine HistoryEdit

Sold new in 1921 to Essex Showman Swales Bolesworth, to pull a Gondala switchback ride Bought by Nigel Myers in 1998.

Major rebuild in the winter of 2004/5.

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one of the previous owners was Jimmy Miller of Rambling Rose Coaches Whitchurch Bristol.
who I worked in the late sixtys early seventies as a coach driver
The miller family stored 2 steam engines one being the general and the other liuttle jimmy along with a couple of vehicles carrying organs and fed by paper book sheet music.


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