1919 Rushton Proctor traction engine reappears

Posted by Chris Graham on 27th October 2023

We report on the welcomed re-appearance in Cheshire of the 1919 Rushton Proctor SH class 8hp single-cylinder traction engine.

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Looking good and back in steam is 1919 Ruston Proctor SH class Tulip Queen, seen at Astle Park on August 12th, 2023. (Pic: Brian Dodds)

The star engine at the Astle Park Traction Engine Rally back in the summer (August 12th) was 1919 Ruston Proctor SH class 8hp No. 44836 single-cylinder traction engine BE7421 Tulip Queen, originally with Joseph Cade & Sons, of Whaplode, in Spalding. The engine was last seen, in non-steamable condition, at the 2019 Great Dorset Steam Fair, where it appeared in the ‘City of Lincoln Engines Steam Special’ marquee. 

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The canopy is typical of what this engine has carried for over 60 years. (Pic: Brian Dodds)

We gather that Richard Metcalfe of Macclesfield now has a boiler ticket on the engine, that was shown in immaculate condition back in the 1960s.

Doing the rounds this year was Alan and Jack Thwaites’ Burrell, Wait and See. It was one of the stars at this year’s Astle Park Traction Engine Rally. (Pic: Brian Dodds)

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