The International Steam Pages


Speech House Vintage Show, 13th September, 2015

This is one of a series of pages which I have uploaded to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Such events occur all over the country in the summer months, they are easily found by using your favourite search engine and may have anything between a handful of steam engines and hundreds (as at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which could probably be fairly described as having an excess of riches). Click here for the overall index.


This is a relatively new event, in terms of steam it's not so much a small rally as a mini one, being mainly internal combustion orientated and without space for maybe more than half a dozen steam road engines. The venue is splendid, the grounds beside the historic Speech House in the heart of the Forest of Dean and with it being a one day event there is no room for error with the weather. This year while the sun was in short supply, the rain promised earlier in the week had melted away. It was so well attended that the designated car park failed to cope and cars were scattered round the immediate area where fortunately there are a number of other smaller open parking spaces. It's our most accessible event, just seven miles and an hour on the bikes away, more than half of it off public roads.  All it now needs is an on-site real ale bar.

As often happens the camera lies, extreme patience was needed to catch the engines in the sun and clear of admirers.

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

Aveling and Porter 9166/1920 CJ 4526 "Emma"
Steam Scenes Link  
Marcle Rally 2013 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2014 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2015 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2016 Picture 
Marcle Rally 2017 Picture 
Aveling and Porter

11448/1926

NP 7791 "Alfie"
Steam Scenes Link  
Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Speech House Show 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Speech House Show 2018 Picture 

General Engine

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

Ruston Proctor 51737/1917 EB 8164 "Queenie" 
Steam Scenes Link  
Somerset Show 2017 Picture 

Showman's Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

Burrell

3288/1911  TA 1118 "Nancy"
SteamScenes Link  
Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Abergavenny Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Abergavenny Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Fowler 9386/1904  AX 2857  "The Maid of Cefn Yddfa" 
SteamScenes Link 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Hay Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 

If you like this sort of thing then try David Collidge's Steam Scenes http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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