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Bressingham Traction Engine Gathering, (26th - 27th September, 2021)

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 normally 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 2021.


Our previous rally had been Grand Henham in September 2019, so it was not inappropriate that we resumed our 'normal' lifestyle with a cat sitting stay with friends near Diss. It removed the risk of a late cancellations and while the number of engines was not going to be large, I was more or less guaranteed two 'new' engines and two more which I hadn't seen in steam. We went on Sunday, it was overcast while we admired the gardens and the sun duly made an appearance after 15.00. Of course, there are static museum exhibits here too, some of which are shown in our 2017 report. I have also uploaded a page covering the active non-miniature steam locomotives (one standard gauge, the rest 610mm gauge. The active road engines are shown below, but first here are the two most satisfying pictures of the day.


Showman's Engine

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Robey 41492/1924 FE 5736 "Bathsheba"
SteamScenes Link  
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Grand Henham Rally 2017 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 
Grand Henham 2019 Picture

Steam Roller

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Burrell   3993/1924 CF 5646 Steam Scenes Link 
Bressingham Museum 2017 Picture
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 

Portables

Maker

Number

Notes

 

E.Youngs Unique survivor of this local Diss maker. The date is unknown but is probably around the turn of the 19th / 20th century and it seems so few were produced that they didn't carry a number.
 

Burrell 2363/1901 Steam Scenes Link 
Bressingham Museum 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 

General Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Fowell 108/1922 EW 2981 "Percy" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
 
Garrett 33829/1920 BJ 5157 "Empress" 
SteamScenes Link 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
Weald of Kent Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Garrett 34559/1921 CF 5488

"Agathis"
SteamScenes Link 

 
Garrett   34641/1924 CF 5913 SteamScenes Link 
Bressingham Museum 2017 Picture 
 
Ruston and Hornsby 113043/1920 CE 7977 "Oliver" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Weeting Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 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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