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South Cerney Steam Rally (31st July - 2nd August, 2015)

This is one of a series of pages I have uploaded to illustrate facets of the steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Click here for the introduction and overall index.


What was previously the Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza is now the Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza which says it all, it reflects more accurately the show's current offering. After several years of mediocre weather, harsh economic reality appears to have led to a reduction in the (expensive) steam section while other (cheaper?) sections have increased (commercial vehicles exhibits being 50% up on two years ago). Steam, it seems, on a large scale is maybe not the attraction it once was. Overall it's a very large show with a wide appeal and hopefully a weekend of fine weather will have gone some way to restoring its finances. With that background I found a sunny Friday was well enough attended and the best part of 50 road engines provided plenty of entertainment. It was good to see three saw benches at work and a number of the engines were coupled with appropriate loads for their circuits of the 'playpen' which was a hive of activity all afternoon. I believe two or three more engines not recorded here were expected on Saturday. I would be happy to receive pictures of them to complete this record.

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David Collidge's Steam Scenes website (http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/) is a fount of information and was a great help in compiling these pages.

General Engines Rollers Other Road Engines Working Engines,

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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