Ansomes, Sims and Jerreries sn 15278 Chieftain of 1903 reg NO 2009 at Stoke Goldington 09 - IMG 9698
At Stoke Goldington rally in 2009
Engine Details
Current Name Chieftain
Manufacturer Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies
Build date 1903
Serial no. 15278
Registration no. NO 2009
Machine type Traction engine
Weight Tons (kg) 9 ton
Date into Preservation 1960
Power nhp 7 nhp
No. of Cylinders Single
No. of Gears 2
Current Owner / Keeper Steven Haylock
Date bought (Current) 1997
Private Sale Yes/no
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Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies no. 15278 is an Traction engine that was built in 1903 by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies of Ipswich. The engine is currently named "Chieftain" and carries the registration number NO 2009

Engine HistoryEdit

  • New 1903 ro W.A. butcher, Toppesfield, Essex[1]
  • Spent its working life in Essex
  • 1947 sold to Mrs Lee (also in Essex)
  • 1960 bought by the Swann family of Wimbish
  • 1969 laid up
  • 1997 bought by Stephen Haylock (current owner)
  • 1998 New firebox fitted
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Some of the events this engine has attended;

Earlier events
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See alsoEdit

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References / sourcesEdit

  • Initially based on show guide
  1. Stoke Goldington show guide 2009

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