The National Traction Engine Trust

The totally revised 12th edition of the Traction Engine Register was published in April 2016 and commemorates fifty years since the first edition in 1966.

This unique listing of all the known surviving road steam vehicles in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland has been regularly updated since the first edition. It is an invaluable aid to anyone with an interest in road steam engines providing an accurate and authoritive listing of the known survivors. Technical details include the registration and engine numbers, names, engine type and present location. A useful cross reference table identifies engines from their road registration.

The Register, now has 3826 entries, and has been thoroughly revised by over 2000 individual changes resulting from of changes of ownership and additional technical or historical information. Twenty-five colour illustrations are included.

The listings include details of 2851 self moving traction engines, steam road rollers and steam wagons, 687 portable engines, 160 steam fire engines and 125 fairground ride and organ engines. 125 manufacturers are listed. Ten extra pages have been required include the new entries and over a thousand informative notes. Virtually all of the new entries are as a result of imports or repatriations of British built engines that had been operated abroad or are imports of American built engines.

The National Traction Engine Trust will be recieving copies in the very near future and you can pre order a copy by contacting Kathy via

The price is £9, plus £1.20 for postage, which is of course free to members.

09 May 2016