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Lincoln Steam and Vintage Rally (17th - 18th August, 2019)

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 2019 introduction and overall index.


We went to Lincoln in 2013 and 2016, 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 for most of Saturday especially in the afternoon and early on Sunday.

The regular small gricing clan would have been happy, there were again several engines here which hadn't been seen in public for many years and although as increasingly happens these days, about 95% of the engines were familiar to me, I still saw seven new engines. It was noticeable that the rate of 'churn' here was much less than average, about 70% of engines had been here in 2016.

Despite the heavy rain on Friday which lasted well into the night, the ground drained well assisted by a brisk warm breeze from the south. So there was a slightly delayed parade on the Saturday when most of the engines went in turn round the ring, it's a very pleasant spectacle but hardly photogenic as the engines are travelling straight into or out of the sun except for a short run close to the commentary box. So like last time, I relaxed and sat on the bank and watched them go past one by one for the next hour or so.

I'm sure we'll be back in 3 years time, God willing.

 

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David Collidge's Steam Scenes website (http://www.steamscenes.org.uk/) 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 Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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