The National Traction Engine Trust

Information and guidance has been received from Water UK on how the use of traction engines and steam wagons are affected by the hosepipe ban.

The hosepipe ban does not extend to the filling of boilers and tenders, etc of traction engines and steam wagons.

Where possible alternatives to tap water should be used.

When using a hosepipe to fill an engine, care should be taken to avoid unnecessary spillage and all wastage should be kept to a minimum.

Washing a traction engine or steam wagon using a hosepipe is not permitted - unless the source of water is not tap water.

 

23 Apr 2012