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