The International Steam Pages

Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally (20th - 21st August, 2016)

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 2016 introduction and overall index.

We went to Lincoln in 2013, it's a large 'Showground' rally which means it's 'all weather' but movement and the working area are minimal. However, unlike a lot of rallies, most of the engines are displayed facing south, albeit with their transport in attendance, which makes for ease of photography, early and late when the light is best should the sun come out which it did from time to time during the Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday we were there. One result of this of course is that has happened frequently in 2016, there have been some great skies in the background of my pictures. 

The regular small gricing clan were happy, there were several engines here which hadn't been seen in public for many years and although as increasingly happens these days, 85% of the engines were familiar to me, that's still good news for a beginner like me when over 100 engines are on show.

By the time the majority of engines paraded in turn round the ring at 13.00 on Sunday, I had decided it was time to relax and I sat on the bank and watched them go past one by one for the next hour or more, if the cloud broke through I didn't notice, but it was a great spectacle. As always there were a few 'No Shows' but it's not impossible that I missed one two attendees.


Choose the page you are interested in and within that, click on a thumbnail for a larger image. Then click again to return to the page.

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

Rollers General Engines
Part 1
General Engines
Part 2
General Engines
Part 3
Showman's Engines All the Rest

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson