1923 ‘Baby’ Burrell engine revealed

1923 ‘Baby’ Burrell engine revealed

Posted by Chris Graham on 1st September 2022

We report on the debut of Will Day’s 1923 ‘Baby’ Burrell in the Heritage Section of the recent Kent County Show.

1923 'Baby' Burrell

1923 ‘Baby’ Burrell: Looking the ticket with an excellent boiler and firebox is Burrell No.3918, which has recently changed hands. (Pic: Peter Love)

It was all systems go at the 2022 Kent County Show which was back going again on its traditional date of 8-10 July. The largest crowd seen here for over 15 years attended this three-day show held on the former WW2 fighter base on the top of Detling Hill. 

1923 'Baby' Burrell

Early on Friday morning as Victoria makes steam ready for the extensive day ahead. (Pic: Peter Love)

There was a good line up of vehicles that make up the heritage section of this show and included Will Day’s ‘new’ 1923 Burrell 5hp single-crank compound No. 3918, PU578 Victoria. This ex-Nick Baker engine, which came to Kent via Berrybrook Steam, looked very smart and together over the three days of the show and attracted great interest. The engine originally worked in north Essex before heading to Hull where it worked for a threshing contractor until entering preservation in the 1950s. 

It was great to see Nick Hanks’ 1931 Fowler T3B 8-ton roller No. 18637 that spent its working life in Somerset.
(Pic: Peter Love)

Will said it was an ideal size for him and he’s looking to having many good times with the engine in the future.

Seen on Friday 8 July at Detling, 9.30am and awaiting for the show to get going. (Pic: Peter Love)

This report comes from the latest issue of Old Glory, and you can get a money-saving subscription to this magazine simply by clicking HERE


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