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Leicester Vintage Festival, (24th - 25th June, 2017)
Abbey Pumping Station

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.

Road Steam

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

Aveling and Porter

3319/1894 HR 6013 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Aveling and Porter 7798/1912 R 7497 "Titanic" 
Steam Scenes Link 
 
Fowler 12761/1911 BH 8166 "Elsa" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
South Cerney Rally 2018 Picture 
 
McLaren

127/1882

HO 5618 Steam Scenes Link  
South Cerney Rally 2013 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Klondyke Mill Party 2018 Picture 
 
Ruston and Hornsby 115100/1922 DO 2953 "Hildary"
Steam Scenes Link  
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Great North Steam Fair 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2018 Picture 

Steam Locomotive

Maker

Number

Notes

 


Bagnall

2087/1918

2' (610mm) gauge
Birmingham Tame & Rea Drainage Board
Minworth Sewage Works No. 1

The Main Gimson Beam Engines

Maker

 


Gimson

Other Stationary Steam

Maker

 
Gimson, Leicester
 
Buxton & Thornley, Burton
 

Steam Shovel

Maker

Notes

 
 


Ruston-Bucyrux Type 52B. built 1935


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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