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Barton Gate Steam Rally, 16th - 17th July, 2016

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 2016 index.

Returning south from Masham on the Sunday, I was conscious of the small rally near Barton-under-Needwood just south of Burton on Trent, We'd done the tourist thing at Fountains Abbey so we didn't arrive until 14.30 and saw the tail end of the show. These seemed to be mostly local engines, about one third were not seen before and others had been seen near here at Elvaston and Rempstone. It was a delight to visit, we saw 'children' in a steering 'race' and enjoyed a final Grand Parade. It was extraordinary to see two of the Wallis Simplicity rollers in two days and the unique old John Allen assembled Fowler roller was an absolute treasure. It was a day where you couldn't go wrong photographically - as long as you asked politely to enter the sawing area. A couple of hours later we carried on home entirely satisfied, especially as Yuehong did well off a bric-a-brac stall.


Many of these engines were familiar, but very welcome sights in a new environment. Details below were taken from personal observation and also David Collidge's Steam Scenes site http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/ which continues to be the most reliable source of information.

General Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 

Aveling and Porter

5065/1902 SA 4835 Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 11486/1926 KM 7100 "Morning Star"
Steam Scenes Link  
South Cerney Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Fowler 12761/1911 BH 8166 "Elsa" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Leicester Abbey Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Working a new mobile saw bench, based on a Canadian import.
 
Fowler 14600/1915 HO 5560 "Victoria" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
 
Fowler 14805/1920 UG 1496 "Lord Doverdale" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Marshall 56125/1911 NT 595 Steam Scenes Link 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7008/1908 IJ 3582 SteamScenes Link 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Aveling and Porter 10005/1921 BB 5023 "Perseverance" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
 
Fowler 8111/1898 BW 4798 Assembled by John Allen, Oxford
(One of three such engines, only survivor)
Steam Scenes Link 
 
Fowler 17487/1929 LC 2251 Steam Scenes Link  
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Fowler 17492/1928 UI 2066 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Marshall 76795/1923 FU 1325 Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7939/1927 OT 6514 "Emily" 
Steam Scenes Link 

Showman's Engine

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Burrell 2547/1903  BL 8368  "Endurance"
SteamScenes Link  
Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2013 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 

Freelance Engine

Maker

Notes

 
James Calder Built in the 1960s with Locomobile engine (ca 1900) and Ford 10 van chassis with Hovis horse drawn baker's body (ca 1902)


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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