A CUMBRIAN farmer's Victorian engine is to star at this year's three-day Tractor Fest.

A Tangyes engine built in 1900 will be among a display of Victorian engines at this year’s event.

Farmer David Mashiter is travelling with the 10hp engine from Wigton to the festival which takes place at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire in June.

The green-coloured engine was built by Tangyes, a Birmingham manufacturer of steam engines, hydraulic equipment and pumps from the mid-1800s onwards. The oil-powered engine is the largest of the seven Victorian engines entered for Tractor Fest. They will be joined by over 130 engines which are more than 100 years old.

David, a collector of engines for 30 years, bought the Tangyes engine a year ago when it came up for sale in an online auction. It had previously been owned by a collector in Ireland.

He said: “I don’t know too much about the engine, only that it was built in 1900 and was the ninth engine of its type off the production line. I’ve done a bit of work on it but it’s in good condition for an engine of its age.I’m looking forward to taking it to Tractor Fest which is an excellent all-round show.”

Tractor Fest is the UK’s largest tractor and stationary engine festival and takes place Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June).