The International Steam Pages
Leicester Vintage Festival, (24th - 25th June, 2017)
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 for 2017.
Having been to Banbury in 2016 and been a little disappointed, we returned in 2017 but this time we spent the afternoon at the Abbey Pumping Station (Leicester Museum of Science and Technology) where we were promised an eclectic mixture of all sorts of steam power around the central attraction the four original Gimson beam engines. It's a great place although I'm a sucker for active beam engines.
Details below are from my notes and also David Collidge's Steam Scenes site http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/ which continues to be the most reliable source of information.
The Main Gimson Beam Engines
Other Stationary Steam
Rob and Yuehong Dickinson