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Camborne Trevithick Day, (28th April, 2018)

This is one of a series of pages which I have uploaded to illustrate facets of steam rallies we have attended in the UK. Such events occur all over the country in the summer months, they are easily found by using your favourite search engine and may have anything between a handful of steam engines and hundreds (as at the Great Dorset Steam Fair which could probably be fairly described as having an excess of riches). Click here for the overall 2018 index.


On the last Saturday of April each year, the good people of Camborne come together to have a giant street party to celebrate the town's most famous son, Richard Trevithick. Naturally steam engines are the centre piece and after being on show during the day, they parade round the town in the afternoon. 

As usual, the camera lies, there were at least as many cloudy moments as sunny ones and together with the large crowds, this made photography a little challenging. The vast majority of the engines recorded as can be deduced from the links are based in Cornwall.

We had a wonderful time ambling around soaking up the atmosphere with musicians, dancers and singers all over the place, competing to be more 'Cornish' than the others. The organisers did a wonderful job to bring it all together, while I was naturally disappointed at the amount of litter as the crowds melted away at the end of the day, by 09.00 the next morning the streets had been swept clean - it was a task that would have had to be done anyway and probably cheaper than bringing in more waste receptacles specially.

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Aveling and Porter 6692/1908 WD 3284 SteamScenes Link 
Strumpshaw Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture  
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 9008/1919 BH 7167

"George" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Torbay Rally 2014 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  

 
Aveling and Porter 9128/1920 E 5336 "Major" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 10594/1923 YA 6375 "Hercules" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Aveling and Porter 12081/1928 RF 5715 "Evelyn" 
Steam Scenes Link  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Burrell 3986/1924 AF 9293 Steam Scenes Link 
 
Burrell 4040/1926 TT 7917 Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Fowler 18075/1930 CV 1662 "Britannia" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Fowler 18843/1930 EXX 760 "Princess Caroline" 
SteamScenes Link 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
 
Fowler 22596/1937 EJ 5535 "Evening Star" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Marshall 81119/1926 SF 5348 "Joan" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Marshall 88097/1937 DAF 499

"Toby" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 

 
Marshall 89543/1943 FJB 990 "Ultimate" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7247/1912 HO 6417 "Gromit" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7878/1926 HO 6482 Steam Scenes Link 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 

 

Wallis and Steevens 8069/1930 GN 1804 Steam Scenes Link  
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 

General Engines

 
Burrell 2909/1907 AF 3517 "Cornishman" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Burrell 3816/1919 AF 3518 "Cornish Maid" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Torbay Rally 2014 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Burrell 3919/1922 BW 6030 "Susie" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
 
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 38088/1927 DO 6883 Steam Scenes Link 
Welland Rally 2015 Picture 
 
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 42013/1931 TL 1974 "Sister Wendy" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 

Showman's Engine

 
 
Burrell 3949/1922 NO 9287  "Princess Mary / Pride of Dorset" 
Steam Scenes Link 
Welland Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 

Ploughing Engine

 
McLaren 1552/1919 BD 5504 "Hero"
Steam Scenes Link
 
Fawley Hill Rally 2014 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2014 Picture 
Crockey Hill 2016 Picture 
SPC Great Challenge 2018 Picture 

Portable Engines

 
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 26915/1907 Trevthick Day 2017 Picture  
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 
  Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies40088/1929Repatriated from Chile
  Robey 37958/1918 Steam Scenes Link 
Torbay Rally 2015 Picture 
Boconnoc Fair 2016 Picture 
Torbay Rally 2018 Picture 

Steam Car

 
White 76 JS Model B, Surrey, 1902 
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture 
Trevithick Day 2017 Picture 
Cornish Fair 2017 Picture 

Steam Locomotive

 
Peckett 1788/1923 "Kilmersdon"
Normally kept on the West Somerset Railway but on loan to the Helston Railway, 2018-9

Replica Trevithick Engine

 
 
2001 built replica of Richard Trevithick's 1801 pioneering road engine "Puffing Devil", in the care of the Trevithick Society. The original was destroyed while the engineer and his mate adjourned to an inn after hitting the equivalent of a large pothole...
Cornish Fair 2015 Picture  
Trevthick Day 2017 Picture 

If you like this sort of thing then try David Collidge's Steam Scenes http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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