Arthur Napper’s Fowler “Tommy” returns home

The TVTEC are delighted to be informed that Jeffrey Shackell has purchased the late Arthur Nappers Fowler Traction Engine no. 15710 “Tommy” and returned it to Appleford where it lived for over 30 years in the ownership of Arthur. Jeff has already reinstated the original painted number and nameplate.

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In the early days of Arthurs ownership

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Steaming up after returning to Appleford

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The reinstated name and numberplate

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In the paddock at Appleford

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In the paddock at Appleford

Tommy was named after Tommy Yeo who worked for Wilders of Wallingford and taught Arthur to drive engines. Tommy was the regular driver of Burrell SCC traction engine no. 2426. Now owned by Colin Hatch and Richard Hurley.

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