The National Traction Engine Trust

Allchin Roller 1131 was built in 1899 in Northampton before the Company became Limited. It is currently under restoration at the premises of the Northampton & Lamport Railway.

The Peoples Millions give away lottery money to local projects each year and the Allchin Roller has made the final.  The telephone vote is on 24thNovember and they need as many votes as possible on the day between 9am and midnight.  The telephone number will be on display on the website on 24thNovember 2010 so that hopefully everybody in the steam world will take a look and vote in support. They are up against one other project on the night, when it will be shown on the television.

If people want to see the state the roller was in when they first picked it up then go to  This web site shows what they have achieved so far.

The People’s Millions event is on 24th November 2010, and with sufficient votes they will hopefully have some more news for their web site soon. 

Please vote.  Calls cost 10p each up to a maximum of 10 calls per landline to get this roller restored and rolling again.

31 Oct 2010