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A rather fine example of a 3" traction engine, built and owned by John Catton. These traction engines have a lot of power stored in them and are exceptionally powerful for their size. They have a bigger grate area than any of the larger 5" gauge locomotives. These agricultural machines would have been used similarly to a modern day tractor, for ploughing, as well as generating power, or working machines, such as wood saws for example.


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