Steam Engines in South Africa

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1909 Marshall Colonial No. 53048.
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Fowler steam roller, type DNC, No. 16663, built 1926. Owner, S. Hewitt.
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McLaren steam traction engine built 1913, No. 1471. Owners: Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum.
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Fowler steam roller type DNB, no. 19543 built in 1935, is named ''Judy.''
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Marshall 1920 engine No. 73900 owned by Philip Up shall from the UK, and loaned for the show.
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Marshall 'Britannia' portable steam engine No. 45872, built 1906.

Here we show steam equipment at a unique event held in South Africa in April, 2000. Dubbed the “Great 100 Working,” and promoted by South Africa’s Veteran Farmer magazine, the event brought more than 100 vintage tractors and steam engines together across a large field pulling cultivators, plows, disc harrows, and just about anything that could disturb the ground.

Seven thousand people made the trek to this relatively remote part of the country to attend the event. Our thanks to Wilfred Mole of Veteran Farmer, who provided the photos.

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