Evening Star
Fowler no. 14862 Evening Star reg DW 2235 at Scorton 09 - IMG 4857.jpg
Fowler no. 14862 - Evening Star
Engine Details
Current Name Evening Star
Manufacturer Fowler
Build date 1917
Serial no. 14862
Registration no. DW 2235
Machine type R3 Showmans Road Locomotive
Weight Tons (kg) 16 ton
Date into Preservation ?
Power nhp 8 nhp
No. of Cylinders 2
Cylinder type Compound
Linkage Type Stephenson
No. of Gears 3
Ancillary equipment Winch
Original Owner Ministry of Munitions
Original cost
Current Owner / Keeper M.D. Priestner
Date bought (Current) 2002
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
Auctioneer Auction?
Private Sale {{{privatesale}}}
Notes In the livery of M.D. Priestner of Altrincham, Cheshire.
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Fowler no 14862 called Evening Star is a 8 nhp Fowler Showman's road locomotive built in 1917.

History[edit | edit source]

Built at the Steam Plough Works in Leeds in 1917 and sold new to the Ministry of Munitions. It had an accident on Birdlip Hill in 1919 and was subsequently sold to Jacob Studt, a showman from South Wales and it was sent back to the Fowler factory and rebuilt to full showmans specification. Had several more owners throughout its working life including Bartletts of Fordingbridge in Hampshire and also the Arnold Brothers on the Isle of Wight.

Owners in preservation have included Mr Salem of Prestbury who completely overhauled the engine, Mr Miller, of Millers Oils. It then moved in to Old Malton in Yorkshire to Mr. M. D. Thackray and then to Fred Coupland of Lincolnshire. The engine is presently owned by Mike Priestner of Altrincham, Cheshire after being acquired in 2002 at the Fred Coupland auction.

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