Fowler no. 14862 - Evening Star
|Current Name||Evening Star|
|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|
|No. of Gears||3|
|Original Owner||Ministry of Munitions|
|Current Owner / Keeper||M.D. Priestner|
|Date bought (Current)||2002|
|Sale Price (approximate)
|Notes||In the livery of M.D. Priestner of Altrincham, Cheshire.|
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.
Some of the events this engine has appeared at include
- List of Steam Machinery Manufacturers
- List of Named Vehicles
- Shows and Meets
- Clubs Listing
References / sourcesEdit
As seen at various shows
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