W&LLR Engine Makes its Debut at Onslow

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85A new attraction at our 2017 rally will be the Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85 courtesy of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR).

Hunslet 2-6-2T locomotive No. 85 was built in 1954 for service in Sierra Leone and purchased from a scrap dealer by the W&LLR in 1975. It’s been a feature exhibit in the summer-long festival of ‘Fire, Furnace and Steam’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town until Friday 25th August, after which it will then make its debut at Shrewsbury Steam Rally.

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Mary Webb Anniversary

Mary Webb

Our 2017 Rally will feature a joint exhibition with the Mary Webb Society, about the Shropshire poet and authoress, Mary Webb. Not just to commemorate the 90th anniversary of her death, but also the centenary of the publication of her book: Gone to Earth.

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The First Railway Locomotive In The World…

The Trevethick Locomotive

The Trevithick 1802 Coalbrookdale Replica Locomotive is coming to Shrewsbury Steam Rally We’re pleased to announce that, in association with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, a full-size working replica of the first railway locomotive in the world, the Trevithick 1802 Coalbrookdale Replica Locomotive, will be at this year’s Shrewsbury Steam Rally. Edward Goddard, Society Chairman said: … Read more

Field Gun Display at Shrewsbury Steam Rally

Field Gun Display

New for the 2017 Rally – The Portsmouth Action Field Gun Display Team will be performing a truly spectacular event called the South Africa Challenge, when a Command 1 tonne, 12-pounder field gun and limber (a two-wheeled cart designed to support the trail and the stock of a field carriage) will be raced across the main arena.

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