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Steam Party at Klondyke Mill, 13th - 14th October, 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.


It wasn't the most propitious of omens for the visit, one doesn't often end up as the only guest at a party or at least it felt like I was. I'd enjoyed a splendid day out at the Steam Plough Club's Great Challenge the day before and as the rain teemed down, it never crossed  my mind to return, I'm too old to enjoy bog snorkeling 

Klondyke Mill is the base of the North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club which has control of three engines but a number of others are based there and still more pitch up for their public events. As the man on the gate said "It's a wash out and we can't charge you". In the event I picked my way round the site, trying to take photographs while keeping the camera lens dry. It's a place which would reward a longer visit with some interesting engines, but on this occasion a fair few were sheeted over and in a couple of cases I have had to deduce what the engines actually were, not surprisingly there were few proud owners out in the open to tell me what they were. After half an hour I made a small donation and followed one of the rollers going home for an early lunch until I realised that it was doing me no good shivering in the rain waiting for it to appear at the next spot. Thereafter I turned up the heating in the car and splashed my way home.


Rod Smith had sent me a list of engines he had seen over this weekend a year ago and it was clear that apart from several engines seen not far awy at Elvaston and Barton Gate, there were others which did not even get that far.

Details below were taken from personal observation and also David Collidge's Steam Scenes site http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/ which continues to be the most reliable source of information.

General Engines

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Aveling and Porter 11486/1926 KM 7100 Assumed identity from previous photographs
"Morning Star"
Steam Scenes Link  
South Cerney Rally 2013 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2013 Picture 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Burrell 2706/1904 TB 2845 "Lord Togo" 
Steam Scenes Link 
 
Fowler 15787/1924 EP 2398 Click the final link for a much better picture!
"Cynorthwywr" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
Lincoln Rally 2013 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2014 Picture 
Cromford Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Marshall 56125/1911 NT 595 Steam Scenes Link 
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 

McLaren

127/1882

HO 5618 Steam Scenes Link  
South Cerney Rally 2013 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Leicester Abbey Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Shrewsbury Rally 2017 Picture 
 
Wallis and Steevens 7008/1908 IJ 3582 SteamScenes Link 
Old Warden Rally  Picture 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2016 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2017 Picture 
Old Warden Rally 2018 Picture 

Steam Rollers

Maker

Number

Registration

Notes

 
Aveling and Porter 8316/1914 E 5335 "Lady Hamilton" 
Steam Scenes Link
 
Aveling and Porter 9027/1919 BD 9641 "Eva May" 
Steam Scenes Link 
 
Burrell 2623/1903 MA 8207 Steam Scenes Link 
Helmsley Rally 2014 Picture 
Astle Park 2015 Picture 
 
Fowler 8111/1898 BW 4798 Check the Barton link for a proper picture!
Assumed identity from previous photographs
Assembled by John Allen, Oxford
(One of three such engines, only survivor)
Steam Scenes Link 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
 
Fowler 16663/1926 Steam Scenes Link (No link)
 
Fowler 17487/1929 LC 2251 Steam Scenes Link  
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018 Picture 
  
Fowler 17492/1928 UI 2066 Steam Scenes Link 
Barton Gate Rally 2016 Picture 
 
Fowler 18507/1931 SM 8832 "Morning Star" 
Steam Scenes Link  
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 
 
Green 2054/1927 RF 3309 Steam Scenes Link

Marshall 81427/1926 PY 6079 "Anne" 
Steam Scenes Link

Wallis and Steevens 7834/1925 HO 6399 Steam Scenes Link
 
Wallis and Steevens 7947/1927 OT 6259 Steam Scenes Link
  
Wallis and Steevens 8099/1936 AOU 941 Steam Scenes Link  
Elvaston Rally 2014 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2016 Picture 
Belper Rally 2017 Picture 
Rempstone Rally 2017 Picture 
Elvaston Rally 2018 Picture 

Portable Engines

 

Maker

Number

Notes

 
Marshall 59393/1912 Steam Scenes Link 
 
 
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 14329/1902 Steam Scenes Link 


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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