The National Traction Engine Trust

Our Organisation

Established since 1954 the National Traction Engine Trust has members of all ages and gender in over 20 countries world wide. The NTET is held in high esteem and is the umbrella organisation for the Steam Traction movement with affiliations held by over 30 organisations in the UK and world wide including the Road Locomotive Society, the Road Roller Association and many regional Clubs and Associations. The NTET is affiliated to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and the Heritage Railway Association.

World-wide membership is active in Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. The signs are that interest in membership is growing in many other countries also.

Individual or affiliated group (club) membership is available.

How the NTET is Structured

The Chairman of the Trust serves for a 3 year period and is elected by the membership at an AGM which is held annually in November. The Chairman chairs both the General Council and the Executive Committee the latter consisting of the Heads of Sections, the General Secretary and the appointed Treasurer. The AGM also elects members of the General Council whose role is to implement the wishes of the AGM and to devise and monitor the operational strategies of the Trust.  The Executive Committee is charged with taking care of the day-to-day business of the Trust. Two Vice Chairmen are elected from the Executive Committee. The General Council meets four times per year whilst the Executive meet at least three times per year, but as many times as is necessary to carry out the Trust Business.

Steam Apprentice Club

Juniors are also encouraged to join and become an active participant in the Steam Apprentice Club which provides encouragement in all things steam for youngsters from the age of 0 to 21, but for practical and for understanding purposes we do not encourage the younger ones onto engines until they are 6 or 7 years old.

Join the NTET

For information on other benefits and advice on how to become a member see: Join the NTET.

The NTET acknowledges its duty of care to members and to the general public and accordingly expects members of the Trust to comply with its Health and Safety Policy, a 'pdf' copy of which may be viewed by clicking here.

The NTET is a registered charity (Reg. Charity No 291578) and is governed by a formal constitution. An Annual General Meeting is held in November, at a venue of interest, where the officers are elected and the main objectives are set for the forthcoming year.