List of steam rallies

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Great Dorset Steam Fair: Typical sight in the heavy haulage arena, three road locomotives combining efforts to haul a trailer, carrying a small diesel shunter, around the arena (2007)

Variously called a Steam Rally, Steam Fair, Steam Festival or Traction Engine Rally, these events celebrate the survival of road vehicles powered by steam. Worldwide, many events are put on by enthusiasts to allow them to exhibit their machines.

As many rail enthusiasts have an affection for all things steam-powered, this list is provided as an accompaniment to the main thrust of the wiki.

Please feel free to add to this list as appropriate...



United Kingdom



Great Dorset Steam Fair: Night-time view of the line-up of showman's engines, in the fairground (2007)
  • The Great Dorset Steam Fair -- arguably the world's largest gathering of steam power.
    A 5-day event, ending on the weekend after August Bank Holiday.
    Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008.
  • Torbay Steam Fair[1] -- A 3-day event held on the first weekend in August. 1-3 August 2008.

United States


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  1. Torbay Steam Fair. Retrieved on 2007-11-13. “Following the deletion of the Torbay Rally from the Devon Traction Engine Club’s Calendar, a number of local enthusiasts from Brixham who were not prepared to allow the English Riviera to be deprived of its Annual Steam Rally formed the Group, and through sheer hard work, one members expert knowledge of the Rally scene and sponsorship, held their first Rally on the traditional dates of the 1st weekend in August, in 1987.”

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