Item BCA - 2018.1548 - Restoration of The Lord Nelson by Tim Tomlins

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BCA - 2018.1548


Restoration of The Lord Nelson by Tim Tomlins


  • 1995 2005 (Creation)

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pdf of 52 photographs

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Tim Tomlins bought the The Swan Inn as a private dwelling in 1964. The space allowed him to restore several engines and the last one was The Lord Nelson which is a Burrell machine. Tim was able to buy it in 1995. It is a single cylinder, 8 horsepower road locomotive for heavy haulage. It weights 18 1/2 tons; registration number CO 3822; engine number 3443 and it was made in February 1913 in Thetford in Norfolk. These photographs, all taken by Adrian Simmonds, record the restoration of The Lord Nelson. David his son with the blond curly hair and known in the steam engine world as Willie, can be seen in some of the photographs helping Tim. The Lord Nelson was used to pull the flatbed trailer with Tim's coffin on it in 2017 and you can see the photograph of this at

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