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At Pickering Steam Rally 2011

This engine was built in July 1919 to order for contractors M B Browning of Stonehouse, Glos., who paid £1027 for it. It was then sold in ? to amusement caterers W Cole & Sons of Bristol, who had it converted to a showman's tractor, along with Garrett 4cd No. 33486 which they purchased at the same time. It was named Little Billy after one of Mr Cole's grandchildren (No. 33486 was named Little Jim, and also survives today in preservation as Queen of Great Britain).

Little Billy provided the power for Cole's Gondola Ride (1921 - 1945), which is now preserved in the Thursford Collection, Norfolk. It was last used by Cole's at the VJ celebrations at the end of WWII.

Little Billy is now in preservation as part of the Saunders Collection in Bedfordshire.

Lettering on the Canopy reads

COLES VENETIAN GONDOLAS

Events attended:

Please list other events below here that this engine has attended: Some of the events visited include:

2014
  • Chipping Steam Fair
  • Cheshire Steam fair
  • Pickering Steam Gathering
  • Grimsargh Field Day
2013
  • No event details yet
2012
2011
Earlier years
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