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Somerset Steam and Country Show 2017
Steam Ploughing

This is one of a series of pages which I have uploaded to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Such events occur all over the country in the summer months, they are easily found by using your favourite search engine and may have anything between a handful of steam engines and hundreds (as at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which could probably be fairly described as having an excess of riches). Click here for the Somerset Steam and Country Show 2017 index and click here for the overall index for 2017.


Weather and ground conditions were not conducive to doing more than take a few quick photographs. By common consent the field was 'not fit for purpose' being full of rocks and the rest consisting mainly of clay, although the ploughmen put it a bit more strongly. There was no sign that the two direct ploughing engines would perform on the Sunday, conditions were against them.

Details below were taken from worksplates and also David Collidge's Steam Scenes site http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/ which continues to be the most reliable source of information.

Ploughing Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Fowler 1368/1870 AL 8468

"Margaret"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Somerset Show 2014 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2014 Picture 
Somerset Show 2015 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
SPC Great Challenge 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 

 
Fowler

13910/1914

AB 9987 "My Delight" 
Steam Scenes Link  
SPC Crockey Hill 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2018 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2018 Picture 
St. Albans Show 2019 Picture 
 
Fowler 15164/1918 WR 7185

Steam Scenes Link 
Somerset Show 2014 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 


Fowler 15199/1918 AL 8510

Diesel Conversion 
Steam Scenes Link 
Somerset Show 2014 Picture 
Somerset Show 2015 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Crockey Hill 2016 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2019 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 

 
Fowler 15436/1920 NO 1364

"Princess Mary" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Somerset Show 2015 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
SPC Great Challenge 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 

 
Fowler

15529/1921

UA 1876 / EJW 510

Steam Scenes Link 
Abbey Hill Rally 2014 Picture 
SPC Great Challenge 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Trevithick Day 2019 Picture 
Abbey Hill Rally 2019 Picture 

 
Fowler 16646/1926 RO 4520

Steam Scenes Link 
Woodcote Rally 2014 Picture 

The Implements

All were made by Fowler. The 4 furrow anti-balance plough and the smaller blue cultivator looked to be fairly standard, the larger green size 13 cultivator less so. As you can see the smaller cultivator had problems with the ground on offer.

 

 

 





Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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