The International Steam Pages

Great North Steam Fair, (6th - 9th April, 2017)

This is one of a series of pages I have uploaded to illustrate facets of the steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Click here for the 2017 introduction and overall index.

The Northern Open Air Museum at Beamish is justly famous and is permanently host to many steam attractions including three short standard gauge railways and one narrow gauge one, plus steam gallopers and a working 19th century steam winder. However, they also now host an annual steam fair which attracts a fair number of road engines. We attended in 2015 and had a great time, but I felt that we should wait another year before we made the trek north again. However, Neil Edwards did attend on the Thursday and Friday, and I am grateful to him for the report which follows

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Steam Engines Galore

Steel on Steel Steam

David Collidge's Steam Scenes website ( is a fount of information and was a great help in compiling these pages.

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson