The Burrell Showmans locomotives were the workhorses of fairgrounds up and down the country during the age of steam, being used not only for pulling equipment but also for powering the rides. Here we see a typical Burrell which was part of the Pat Collins Funfairs, a showman family who have been entertaining the public for over 150 years, founded by Patrick Collins in the West Midlands in the late 19th Century and still going strong today.
This release on the Burrell Showmans locomotive sees it as used by the Pat Collins Fun Fair to power the Yeomaning Galloping Horses ride. The highly detailed locomotive, registered DH 2507, is resplendent in red, yellow and gold with a white roof, which houses the folded down black chimney stack. Descriptive lettering runs along the sides of the roof outlined in red and gold and the G Burrell and Sons Ltd Engineers name is also printed on the front of the engine.