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Fowler showmans Repulse.JPG
Engine Details
Current Name Repulse
Manufacturer Fowler
Build date May 1920
Serial no. 15652
Registration no. CU 977
Machine type Road Locomotive
Model type/class R3
Weight Tons (kg) 17 ton
Date into Preservation ?
Power nhp 8 nhp
No. of Cylinders 2
Cylinder type Compound
Linkage Type Overhead Slide valve
No. of Gears 3
Ancillary equipment Mather & Platt 300 amp Generator
Original Owner John Murphy, Co. Durham
Original cost
Current Owner / Keeper Terry Gibson
Date bought (Current) 1986
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
Auctioneer -
Private Sale {{{privatesale}}}
Notes Pair with Renown
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Fowler no. 15652 was built in 1920 and has the registration no. CU 977 and is known as Repulse.

Engine history

  • Supplied new on may the 11th 1920 to showman John Murphy of County Durham as a showmans Road locomotive to travel his Scenic Peacock ride, with sister engine the Famous Renown, works no 15653 & reg CU 978.
  • Bought by Terry Gibson, from Breaston in 1986 and rallied since.
  • In 1995/6 major boiler repairs were undertaken.
  • Recent works include refurbishing the crank shaft and bearings.
  • Refurbishment of the 300 amp Mather & Platt Dynamo with new windings and contacts refurbished in 2008.


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See also

Preservation & collector related

References / sources

  • show guide + info board for exhibit
  • some events from Steam Scenes list

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