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The Big Mac
J&H McLaren no. 1110 - RL - BF 5258 at Carrington 2010 - IMG 4655.jpg
At Carrington Rally 2010
Engine Details
Current Name The Big Mac
Manufacturer McLaren
Build date 1910
Serial no. 1110
Registration no. BF 5258
Machine type compound
Model type/class 8HP 3 Speed
Weight Tons (kg) 14 ton
Date into Preservation 2002 (UK)
Power nhp 8 nhp
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 3
Current Owner / Keeper F. Ingall
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
$42000 NZ
Auctioneer -
Notes repatriated from New Zealand in 1995 ? (TER say 2002)
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McLaren no. 1110 is an road locomotive that was built in 1910 by McLarens in Leeds England. This engine is currently owned/in the care of the Ingall family, from Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

Engine History

This traction engine was imported to New Zealand in 1911 worked in Canterbury area hauling and thrashing. After being left with an elderberry tree growing up through the fire box and tubes out the front, it was saved but the late H G Rainey of Ashburton who rallied it until he sold 1110 to H G Feather of Fernside who rallied it and contracted pulling trees etc then the McLaren was gifted to the Weaker Pass Railway in 19?? who then sold it to a buyer in the UK.

In the UK it was extensively rebuilt over several years and Debuted at the 2010, Carrington Rally.

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