4" Foster Traction Engine



Remote Brokering

Kilkenny, Ireland


Hydraulic Exp:

Steam Test Exp:


Year Built:

Overhauled 2020

On behalf of the owners we are pleased to offer for sale this fully refurbished Foster traction engine. The engine is currently with the owners in Ireland but transport to the England either direct to yourselves or to Legacy Vehicles can be arranged.

Over the last 12 months the engine has undergone a full refurbishment including new boiler tubes, new paintwork, repined and bushed motion work where required and general overhaul of all parts. It has been back in steam for several months and has proven itself as a strong and reliable performer completing a number of road runs around the local area.

The commercially built steel boiler is water fed by a crankshaft driven pump and steam injector. As mentioned, it has had a new set of tubes fitted so should not require any work for many years. Irish steam tickets are valid in the UK but should the new owner wish for the engine to be inspected by a UK commercial independent inspector we would be happy to arrange this.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information. Part exchange considered on all steam and vintage vehicles through Legacy Vehicles.


Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.