1914 Clayton & Shuttleworth engine ‘Dorothy’

The Collection’s exhibit

This 1914 Clayton & Shuttleworth 5nhp Compound Engine ‘Dorothy’ was built in 1914 as a 10 ton roller, ordered from new by Stockton on Tees Council. In late 1916 she was ‘dispatched’ for Government use in France. In October 1921, she was acquired from the War Department by W.W.Buncombe of Highbridge Somerset, a public works contractor, becoming their fleet no. 20.

It was purchased by Dennis Solway in 1963 minus its front roller for use as spare parts, but was found to be in better condition that the other engine so was preserved. She was converted into the form we see today by the addition of a set of front wheels from another Clayton & Shuttleworth engine.

After passing through several owners, the engine was purchased by the Shuttleworth Trust in 1991 and was restored to working condition at Maskell’s boiler works in Wilstead, Bedfordshire. During 2015, the drive gears were overhauled, over the 2016/17 winter, the valve gear was overhauled. It is now registered for use on public roads and it is planned to attend local shows as a representative of The Shuttleworth Collection.


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