Originally bought by:



Stoke Climsland



The engine was originally made as a DHA Road Roller for use by

Dingles who were involved in the road building business


In 1967 it was then bought by:


T T Boughton & Sons Ltd

Amersham Common




They rescued it from a state of disrepair and converted it into a Traction Engine using original Fowler Traction engine parts.  The canopy was later added by one of it’s many owners.


The engine has undergone extensive rebuild and repaint work during the past three years including:


new gears

repaired slide valve

new rubber spun onto back wheels

full body repaint


Now based at, and assisted by, Hatch Heritage and Steam Engineers,  Swindon



Technical Specification


Manufacturer: Fowler of Leeds Ltd


Date of Manufacture: 1923


Works Number: 16044


Registration Number: AF7718


Name: Iron Ada


Type: Single Cylinder Traction Engine


Weight: 10 ton


Working Pressure: 120 psi


Gearing: Four Shaft, Two Speed. Double Drive.


Boiler Feed: Water Pump driven from 2nd Shaft & Steam Injector



Owners: Joanne and Anthony Gennard

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire












































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Saturday by appointment only.


For further details please phone on 01793 790378


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