A Water cart was a common sight at one time with a lot of Steam engines travelling with one to extend the working range. They were generally a small 100-200 gallon tank mounted on Wooden Cart wheels and later Cast Iron or steel wheels. A variety of companies built these with most of the engine manufacturers offering them in the optional equipment list for new machines. A few other firms of blacksmiths also built them and in some cases sold them to the OEM firms.
- T. Baker & Sons Company of Bedford
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Few examples exist with the original tank as they tended to rust through over time and most have been rebuilt from rusty remains found at the bottom of a yard. A lot being in very poor condition before restoration. They are now a sought after accessory along with living vans to provide a complete steam 'kit' for roading to events.
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