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Cromford Steam Rally, (31st July - 1st August 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 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.


This was the Cromford Steam Rally 50th, postponed from 2020. The organisers got everything right except for the weather which dumped a huge amount of rain onto the hill top site on the Friday turning the tracks around the site into a sea of mud and rendering all movement impossible while we were there on the Saturday. We drove past on Sunday when the sky was temporarily brighter but there had been rain in Alfreton overnight and going west we hit more rain so I guess Sunday will have been a repeat of Saturday. As you will see below, a number of steam engines never made it off their trailers, a sight I had managed to avoid for several years before the pandemic.

My arrival in the steam holding area around midday coincided with 15 minutes of sunshine, otherwise there was unremitting gloom, I don't know what it was like earlier. I think I captured just about everything which was reasonably well positioned at the time, necessarily some were not and were photographed later. Yuehong took this scene from the car park on top of the ridge looking east with the rally ground behind, the hill is rather steeper than it looks...

Steam Rollers

Star of the show for me was Aveling and Porter steam roller 2031/1884 said to be the oldest roller being rallied. It is in the extended Rayner family and Derek attended with his own roller to celebrate its reappearance in public.

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 

Aveling and Porter

2031/1884 ME 3918 Steam Scenes Link
 
Aveling and Porter 7856/1912 MD 5902 Steam Scenes Link  
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture
 
Aveling and Porter 8506/1915 CT 5012 "White Rose" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Masham Rally 2016 Picture 
Harewood Fair 2017 Picture 
Yorkshire Rally 2018 Picture 
Castle Howard Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 8778/1916 E 5349 Steam Scenes Link
 
 
Aveling and Porter 10753/1924 NU 3041 "Earl E Ryzer"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Kelsall Rally 2014 Picture 
Malpas Rally 2014 Picture 
Astle Park Rally 2015 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture
Astle Park Rally 2017 Picture 
Cheshire Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 11171/1925 PU 6775 Steam Scenes Link 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Garrett 28408/1910 AO 6201 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Ruthemeyer 691/1930 M 175 Said to be Burrell design 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 

Showman's Engines

Burrell 'Princess of Wales' symbolises the despair of many owners next to the sea of mud. Unfortunately, many visitors were as ill equipped to deal with the mud as the engines, most did not stay as long as they normally would. 

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 

Burrell

3703/1915 DW 2120 "Princess of Wales"  
Steam Scenes Link 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Fowler 15653/1920 CU 978 "Renown"
SteamScenes Link 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Fawley Hill Rally 2014 Picture  
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Llandudno Extravaganza 2015 Picture 
Astle Park Rally 2015 Picture 
Fawley Hill Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Whitby Rally 2017 Picture 
Harewood Fair 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Yorkshire Rally 2018 Picture
Great North Steam Fair 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 
 
Fowler 17077/1929 UW 1331 "The Forest Maiden" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Hollowell Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Whitby Rally 2017 Picture 
Harewood Fair 2017 Picture 
Helmsley Rally 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Yorkshire Rally 2018 Picture 
Castle Howard Rally 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 
Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally 2021 Picture 
 

Garrett

33259/1918 BJ 4159 "Invincible" 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Driffield Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Castle Howard Rally 2019 Picture 
Welland Rally 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2019 Picture 
 
Garrett 33358/1918 EJ 545 "Lord George"
SteamScenes Link  
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Weald of Kent Rally 2016 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 

General Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Clayton and Shuttleworth 43194/1910 DD 6794 Steam Scenes Link 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
 
 
Foster 14410/1920 UP 6481 "Sprig"
Steam Scenes Link 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture
Shrewsbury Rally 2013 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2019 Picture 
 
Fowler 7942/1899 TA 626 Steam Scenes Link 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
 

Fowler

11700/1908 SV 5785 Steam Scenes Link 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 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 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2019 Picture 
  
 
Garrett 33632/1919 TB 3740 Steam Scenes Link  
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
  
Garrett 33986/1920 BJ 5601 "Anker" / "Queen Mary"
Steam Scenes Link 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2019 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2019 Picture 
  
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 42035/1932 ANG 194 "Alicia Rose"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Welland Rally 2019 Picture 
Klondyke Mill Party 2021 Picture 

Ploughing Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Fowler 2267/1874 AL 8344 Steam Scenes Link 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Crockey Hill 2016 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
 

Fowler

2528/1875

AL 8345

"The Chief"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Welland Rally 2013 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2013 Picture 
Banbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Welland Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Crockey Hill 2016 Picture 
Welland Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
SPC Great Challenge 2018 Picture 
Welland Rally 2019 Picture 
SPC Hands-On 2021 Picture 
 

Fowler

15441/1920 CT 4177

"Tiger" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2018 Picture 

 

Fowler

15442/1920

CT 4178

"Lion" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 

Portable Engine

Maker

Number

Notes

 
Brown and May ???/ca 1860 "Little Dragon" 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture

Centre Engine

Maker

Number

Notes

 
Savage 422 and 423 With Ashley's Golden Gallopers
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2015 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2016 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2018 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2019 Picture 

Steam Car

Maker

Number/Date

Registration

Notes

 
Stanley 1918 BS 9618 Model 735B
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
Driffield Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 2016 Picture 
Lincoln Rally 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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