Clayton & Shuttleworth was an Iron Founder & Agricultural engineering firm set up in Lincoln, to manufacture Iron pipes, Steam (traction) engines and agricultural machinery.


History[edit | edit source]

The history of the company goes back to 1842, when Nathaniel Clayton and Joseph Shuttleworth set up an engineering and iron-founding business in Lincoln. The firm began by making iron pipes, but the business soon branched out into steam-powered farming machinery. The company continued to prosper until the First World War and by 1914 it was operating from three factories: the Stamp End Works, the nearby Titanic Works and the Abbey Works.

During the First World War the company produced huge quantities of military equipment, including howitzers and aircraft. The Abbey Works was used to produce Handley Page and Vickers bombers and the area to the east of the factory was laid out as an airfield for testing.

After the war the Abbey Works was used to produce railway rolling stock and in 1920 a new company called Clayton Wagons Ltd was formed to handle this side of the business. Unfortunately, various financial difficulties soon beset the company and the Titanic Works was sold to Clayton Dewandre Ltd. In 1929 Clayton Wagons also ceased trading and the Abbey Works was eventually acquired by Smith's Stamping Works of Coventry and renamed the Smith-Clayton Forge.

Reference[edit | edit source]

(Initial entry from Lincolnshire Records office article) rewrite required, with more model info adding.

Products & Model range[edit | edit source]

1918 Clayton Chain Rail Tractor at Newark Tractor Show 2012

Preserved Machines[edit | edit source]

Quite a few of their traction engines and some portable engines survive and have been preserved,they can be seen at shows throughout the summer around the country.

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Preserved machines built by Clayton & Shuttleworth Ltd (Approximately 90 listed in TER list)
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Engine No. Name Build Date Type Weight Power nhp Reg No. Owner Image Other info
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 11305 Little Toot 1868 Portable engine - 10 nhp - Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Oldest known C&S in preservation in UK.[1]
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 13818 - C. 1874 PE - ? nhp - Beamish Museum 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 15635 - 1877 PE - 7 nhp - Museum of English Rural Life, Reading 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 18602 - 1880 PE - 20 nhp - owner ?, Cornwall 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 18869 - 1881 PE - 8 nhp - Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 20445 - Est. 1880 Stationary - ??? - Owner Monte Sião Museum, MG - Brazil Imagem 029.jpg Well preserved, non-working.
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 21112 - 1883 PE - 10 nhp Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Modified into a Semi-portable
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 21215 - 1883 PE - 8 nhp - Owner ? Wales 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 21833 - 188? PE - ? nhp - Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from Chile
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 23267 - 1885 PE - 10 nhp - Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Was T85
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 24917 - 1889 PE - 7 nhp - Owner ?, Notts 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 27510 - 1886 PE - 4 nhp - Owner ?, Germany 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Exported in 2008
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 28697 - 1887 PE - 6 nhp - Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 29680 - 1887 PE - ? nhp - Owner, 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 32270 - 1899 PE - 6 nhp - Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 32900 - 1899 TE 9 ton 6 nhp HK 9836 Owner ?, Braintree 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 34060 The Avoca Princes 1902 TE 9 ton 6 nhp IP 1529 Owner ?, ROI 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 34980 Excelsior 1902 or(1898) ? Steam roller 10 ton ? nhp XC 9578 A&L Tanner, Derby Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 34980 RR - Excelsior - XC 9578 at Klondyke Mill 09 - IMG 7285.jpg Believed to be oldest C&S Road Roller in existence
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 34986 - 1902 PE 3 ton 6 nhp - Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 36336 Peggy 1904 TE 10 ton 7 nhp BP 5821 Owner ?, Bishop Stortford Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 36336 TE - Peggy BP 5821 at Barleylands 09 - IMG 8328.jpg At Essex Country Show 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 36731 Old Glory 1904 TE ? ton 7 nhp AJ 5890 Owner ?, Hull 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 37540 - 1905 PE ? ton 6 nhp - Owner? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from Australia
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 37575 - ~ 1905 PE ? ton 2 nhp - Owner ?, Southampton 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 38742 Louise 1906 Traction engine 9 ton 5 nhp NL 1216 A. Lister, Chester-le-Street Clayton & Shuttleworth no 38742 - Louise - reg NL 1216 at Duncombe Park 09 - IMG 7552.jpg Lincolnshire 2008 & Duncombe Park 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 39056(T29) - 1907 TE weight 8 nhp ? Preston Services 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from Argentina
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 39400 - 1907 TE 9 ton 6 nhp CF 3365 Owner, Essex 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 39959 - 1906 PE - 6 nhp - Owner /, Cambourne 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from Australia
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 40582 The King 1908 Plg weight 16 nhp Reg no. ? Owner, Salop 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from Argentina
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 40687 - 1908 TE 10 ton 7 nhp CF 3547 Sandy Bay World of Country Life, Exeter 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 40765 (T76) Name 1908 TE weight ? power ? Reg no. ? Preston Services (T76) 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from South America
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 41601 Name 1909 TE weight 6 mhp MN 9014 Owner, Chard Somerset 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 41847 - 1909 TE weight ? nhp Reg no.? Preston Services 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43068 - 1910 PE weight ? 8 nhp - Owner, ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43069 - 1910 PE weight ? 8 nhp - Owner, Tonbridge 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43130 Gladstone]] 1910 TE 10 ton 7 nhp BH 5494 (formerly BD 5494) Owner ?, Dorset 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43151 (T83) Clabensa 1910 PE ? ton 5 nhp - Owner, Tring Herts. 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Originally UP98
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43173 Prise of the South 1910 TE 10 ton 7 nhp HC 1129 Owner ?, Doncaster 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43181 - ~ 1910 PE ? ton power - Owner ?, Australia Photo on Steam Scenes In Australia
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43187 Atlantia 1910 TE 10 ton 7 nhp AH 5473 K. Bygrave, Kellington ? To add At Duncombe Park Steam Rally 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43194 - 1910 TE weight 6 nhp DD 6794 Owner ?, Shropshire 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43200 The Gaffer 1910 TE - 7 hp BE 8003 C. Griffiths, Herts. Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 43200 - TE - The gaffer - BE 8003 at Holcot 08 - IMG 0260.jpg At Holcot 2008
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44084 - date built ? PE weight power - Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Imported from South Africa
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44103 Enterprise 1911 TE 10 ton 7 nhp AL 9348 M. Beeby, Rempstone Clayton and Shuttleworth engine 44103.JPG Lincoln 2008
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44140 - 1911 Portable - 3 nhp none Hollycombe Steam collection 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


In the Hollycombe Steam Museum collection in Hampshire
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44238 - 1911 TE 10 ton 7 nhp EW 2209 Owner ?, Kings Lynn 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44449 Molly (formerly "Laddie") 1912 Steam roller 10 ton ? nhp EY 1570 MY Scaffolding, North Wales Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 44449 - RR - EY 1570 at Anglesey 2010 - IMG 2328.jpg Seen at the Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally 2010
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 45269 Name 1912 PE weight 10 nhp - Owner ?, Reading 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 45333 (T31) - 1912 TE Crane engine ? ton 7 nhp - R. Scourfield & Family Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 45333 TE Crane (remains) at Old Warden 09 - IMG 0385.jpg Derelict shell but to be restored
At Old Warden 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46059 Lucy Ashton 1911 TE 10 ton 7 nhp CE 7943 Owner ?, Manchester Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46059 TE - Lucy Ashton - CE 7943 at Southport 09 - IMG 7602.jpg At Southport Vintage Rally 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46688 - 1915 RR 10 ton 4 nhp EP 3137 Owner, ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46817 Dorothy 1914 TE (Convertible) 10 ton 5 nhp YA 2095 Shuttleworth Collection, Bedfodshire To add - 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


This engine is in the Shuttleworth Collection
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46823 Dusty 1914 TE 10 ton 7 nhp KE 4173 Owner ? Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46823 RL Dusty - KE 4173 at Barleylands 09 - IMG 8379.jpg At Essex Country Show 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 46995 Name 1914 PE weight 4 nhp - A. Bradbury, Stoke on Trent to add At Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2011 (new restoration)
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 47015 Dorothy 1914 TE 10 ton 7 nhp BD 5483 Owner?, Bedford 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 47048 Red Admiral 1914 TE weight 6 nhp CE 7685 Owner ?, Inverurie 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 47134 Marilyn Joanne 1915 TE 9.5 ton 6 nhp Reg no. ? Owner ? ROI 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 47216 Lady Jean 1915 TE weight ? 7 nhp CT 4817 Owner ?, Hungerford 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 47918 - 1918 RR 8 ton power ? - Owner ?, Otley 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Repatriated from Holland in 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48154 - 1918 TE 10 ton 7 nhp NM 1161 D. Philpot, ? To add At Old Warden 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48162 - 1918 TE 10 ton 7 nhp CT 8260 Owner ?, Skegness 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48215 Rambler 1919 TE weight 7 nhp PT 1916 Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48224 Valiant 1919 Traction engine 10 ton 7 nhp BH 7651 P & A Blanch, ? Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48224 TE BH 7651 at Barleylands 09 - IMG 8365.jpg At Barleylands & Old Warden 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48225 - 1919 TE weight 7 nhp BE 7639 Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48232 Elizabeth 1919 Traction engine 10 ton 7 nhp DS 7537 Owner ? Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48232 TE - Elizabeth - DS 7537 - Onslow Park 09 - IMG 6370.jpg At Onslow Park Steam Rally 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48279 Phoenix 1919 TE 11 ton 6 nhp TA 5461 Owner, Cornwall 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48308 - 1919 Wagon - ? FE 2754 Thursford Steam Museum To add In the Thursford collection in Norfolk
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48347 - 1919 Steam wagon ? ton 5 nhp FE 2931 Robert Crawford collection To add 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Carrington Steam and Tractor Rally 2010/11
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48385 Wold Ranger 1919 TE 11 ton 6 nhp BP 5463 Owner ?, York 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48398 - 1919 TE weight ? 6 nhp - Owner ?, ROI 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48510 The Fenland Princess 1920 Wagon 5 ton 4 nhp FE 3344 Owner ?, Bedfordshire 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48637 - 1920 Wagon 5 ton power FE 3704 (MI 946) Owner ?, To Add 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Bedford Steam & Country Fair (From ROI in 2010)
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48647 - 1919 PE ? ton ? nhp - Owner ?, Northants 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


Was UP48
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48656 Sonsie Quine
(ExOld England)
1920 RL ex Showmans Conversion ? tons 6 nhp AF 3573 ? Elgin (Ex Tony Marchington) To addd 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


At Old Warden 2013 - Sold in 2002 by Auction
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48750 - 1923 PE ? ton 7 nhp - Owner ?, Ipswich 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48751 The Thatcher 1923 RR 10 ton power ? YA 6182 Owner, Somerset 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48759 - 1926 TE 10 ton 7 nhp CT 8263 Owner ?, Withernsea 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48793 The Jubilee 1921 RR 10 ton power ? J 9695 Owner ?, County Durham 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48813 - 1923 RR 10 ton power ? EP 2953 Owner, Herefordshire 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48835 - 1923 RR 10 ton power ? YA 7417 Owner ?, Carlise 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48837 - 1924 RR 10 ton power ? YA 7830 Owner /, Somerset 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48944 Paradox 1924 RR 10 ton 5 nhp EP 2574 Owner ?, Northamptonshire 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48946 Ironside 1924 RR 10 ton 5 nhp YA 9576 Preston Services, Kent Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48946 - RR - Ironside - YA 9576 at Preston Services 2011 - IMG 5638.jpg
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48971 Nicola 1925 RR 10 ton power ? EP 2966 Owner ?, Caernarfon, Wales 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 48980 Lucy date built PE 7.5 ton 10 nhp - Owner ?, Stourport 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 49008 Apollo 1920 TE 5 ton 4 nhp VJ 5861 Owner ?, Alnick 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 49105 - 1924 TE - ? TL 555 Thursford Steam Museum Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 49105 TE - TL555 in Thursford 09 - IMG 6903.jpg In the Thursford collection in Norfolk
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 50004 Old Hiram 1926 Portable - 12 hp N/A M. Shepherd Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 50004 Portable Old Hiram at Holcote 08 - IMG 0327.jpg at Holcot Steam Rally 2008 & Cheltenham 2009
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 50010 Eileen 1926 Portable engine - 8 nhp none Hollycombe Steam collection 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


In the Hollycombe collection in Hampshire
Clayton & Shuttleworth no. 500012 - 1926 Portable - ? none Owner ? 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


youngest C & S in UK[2]
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Clayton & Shuttleworth no. ? Name date built type weight power Reg no. Owner 100px Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki:Requested images


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Machine types Key: References / Sources
CE= Centre engine, OE= Organ engine, PE = Portable engine, PLG = Ploughing Engine, RL = Road Locomotive, SR = Steam Roller, SM = Showman's Engine, ST = Steam Tractor, SW = Steam Wagon, TE = Traction Engine
  1. TER 2008, page 27
  2. TER 2008, page 29


See also[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Lincolnshire archives [1]
  • Steamscene website linking steam related articles [2]
  • NTET National Traction Engine Trust web site [3]
  • collection of photos of Steam engines [4]


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