The National Traction Engine Trust

Aims & Objectives


The NTET aspires to be the Organisation of Choice for the vintage steam enthusiast, engine owner or driver and events organiser working together to meet a common aim, Preserving our Heritage in Steam on the Road.


The main aims of the NTET are to:

  • Encourage ownership and preservation of all forms of steam powered equipment in authentic settings
  • Set and maintain standards in equipment management and operation
  • Provide facilities to teach basic skills in engine management
  • Attract junior members via the Steam Apprentice Club
  • Set and monitor safety and operating standards in rallies and event organisation
  • Secure insurance and other related services for the benefit of members and rally organisers
  • Support the maintenance of records of engine manufacturers, design, livery and colour schemes, history and ownership
  • Administer a 'rare spares and patterns' register
  • Monitor and manage the introduction of legislation as it effects the movement
  • Administer a world wide club membership scheme
  • Communicate with members, clubs, organisations and the general public via the magazine Steaming
  • Affiliate with similar bodies in the UK and World Wide
  • Promote the production and distribution of books, videos, tapes and other related memorabilia