Five Ton, 4 NHP Steam Tractor

| November/December 1989

Lower Priory Farm Clamp Hill, Stanmore Middlesex, England HA7 3JJ

I have been a reader of Iron-Men Album for the past few years and have pleasure in enclosing some photographs of a British engine, the Burrell Tractor, 'GLADSTONE', which has recently returned to Miami. (Additional specifications: D.C.C., 3 speed, double geared sprung tractor. Works No. 3540 left works on 22.1. 1914.)

It was sold new to William Oakes of Hollington, Stoke on Trent, Staffs, who was a haulage contractor in that area.

Named 'GLADSTONE' Registered on the NORFOLK Reg. AH0 171.

About 1918 it was sold to E. H. Shopland of Clevedon, Somerset who later sold it to W. Issacs & Sons of Braunton, Devon who used it for many years and it was reported in a recent edition of 'Steaming' as being very popular amongst the drivers.

It was out of use in 1948 and when Mr. Issacs died, they couldn't find the log book for the sale so the original registration number was lost and when it was purchased by Mr. G. B. King of Temple Cloud, Somerset, it was re-registered in 1950 0YB 558.