The National Traction Engine Trust

The annual forum at Great Dorset Steam Fair discussed a number of matters of interest to engine owners. Topics discussed included:

  • 2014 Road Run. All entrants must be members of the Trust and will include traction engines, wagons, etc . A request for more more regular road runs was supported - perhaps as a biennial event.
  • AGM. Details  are to be posted on the website shortly.
  • Rallies. Concern was expressed at the falling numbers of events - particularly this year because of the adverse weather conditions. Declining gates seem to universal. Suggestions for improvements included trailer ride, public steering and  inviting members of the public onto the footplate. At some events it appears that engine owners abandon their engines and avoid members of the public. It was agreed there should be an emphasis of involving the public in all rally activities.

05 Sep 2012