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Foden: Steam Vehicles

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1883. Traction engine.
1896.
1897.
1901.
1901.
1903. Steam tipping wagon.
February 1903. Daimler 8 h.p. and Foden steam lorry.
January 1906.
April 1907.
MA 5131.
1917.
1928.
1929.
1930. Six ton steam wagon.
1930.
Speed Six (left) and Speed Twelve (right) at Great Dorset Steam Fair, 2016
Built in 1988. Reg No. D131 CNV. Mr. Baileys Steam Traction Co vehicle.

Note: This is a sub-section of Foden.

1882 Foden commenced making traction engines and were in regular production a couple of years later.

1900 First steam lorry produced

1901 December. Details of the steam lorry for military purposes.[1]

1902 Regular production from their Elworth Works, Sandbach where they had taken over the works of Plant and Hancock

1902 The 5-ton steamer introduced and was in production until 1923

1902 November. Details of their steam waggons including tipper.[2]

1905 March. Details of their 5-Ton steam wagon.[3]

1920 An improved over-type was introduced

1922 C type introduced

1931 Speed-12 undertype produced

1933 Last steam vehicle produced

List of Models

Built Reg No. Works No. Name
1906. BF 5543 1310 Coloural Cow
1907. BF 5148 1427 Isabella
1909. 1828 1828
1910. WR 6985 2104 Prospector
1910. 2108 2108
1913. M 4673 3510 The Ickingham Flyer
MA 5131
1913. MA 5502 3534 Monarch
1913 M 4848 4086
1914. M 5798 4258 Irene
1916. SN 1646
1917. M 8562 5568
1917. T 8750
1918. BY 7646 8304 Cheshire Pride
1921. TA 1216 Pride of The West
1922. AU 6695
1923. M 6359 11340
1924. TA 9891
1925. TU 1215
1925. EU 2683 12018 Emily
1925. LG 8784 12300
1926 TW 4207 12364 Tiny
1926. TT 8659 12370 Island Chief
1927. DF 4055
1927. DE 4055
1927. TU 7084 12788 Sir Ector
1930. VN 2912 12802 Santa Maria
1928. SS 9191 13008
1928. EU 3764 13068 Perseverance
1928. FK 3925
1928. AN 9568 13138 London Pride
1928. UR 1328 13156 Merlin
1928. BUP 71 13218
1929. VJ 1476 13266 Rosie
1928. No 13316 13316
1929. UU 1283
1929. DF 8187 13358
1929. KX 3340 13454 Samantha
1930. RY 9259 13536
1929. WX 2682 13624
1930. MW 8324 13752 Reliance
1931. VN 2911 13762
1930 TF 3106 13764
1930. VN 2922 13802 Santa Maria
1930. RY 9259
1930. HX 2197
1931. WX 9030
M 4257

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