Traction Engines and Trenches

Event Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Model EP Renault was used by the French throughout World War One. This one had received some attention but I was uncertain if it ran
This unusual looking machine is the sole survivor of

three built for the Royal Engineers by Allan-Taylor of

Wandsworth using a Ford 8 engine and chassis

AECs were always popular in the timber industry, firstly with the Matador which would be supplemented with the Militant when they were made surplus
This International H-542, built for towing semi-trailers is a rare machine in the UK. They were assembled by International, Kenworth and Marmon-Herrington

The Great Dorset Steam Fair has been running for 49 years and is established as the leading heritage event of this type in the world. By no means is it just a traction engine rally, it is far more encompassing than that. The diversity of its exhibits means that there will be something for everyone, whether it is steam, agriculture, heavy haulage, motorcy cles, tractor-pulling, classic cars, earth moving, commercial and of course military vehicles which can be seen over the enormous 600-acre site. There is also a fairground, crafts, food, horses, live entertainment and an incredible variety of food types to suit every palate.

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