Debut for vehicles at Shrewsbury Steam Rally’s Working Field

The Working Field

The Golden Age of Victorian Farming proves ever-popular, and pride of place at Shrewsbury Steam Rally is the Working Field. This year will see ‘new’ vehicles making their debut, with everything from heritage tractors, and a Claas Columbus combine harvester to a Simplex 1960’s operational 4 cow field milking bail, complete with cows! Working Field … Read more

Action-packed ‘Tractors with a Twist!’

The Challenger Tractor Pulling Club will once again be putting on an action-packed two days of pulling on the Working Field at Shrewsbury Steam Rally 2022. Kate Seabridge, organiser of this highly popular and exciting attraction said: “If you haven’t seen us before you are in for the thrilling and entertaining experience of vintage tractors … Read more

Rally Debut for BSA L26

Mark Bishop, Motorcycle Section Secretary for the Shrewsbury Steam Rally has announced: At this year’s Rally, we will have this BSA Model L26, 350cc single cylinder side-valve engine motorcycle, built in 1926.  It was a ‘one-family’ owned local bike that has never been restored and was last on the road in 1948! The bike was … Read more

First Appearance for Claas Columbus

Claas Columbus Combine Harvester

Making its first appearance at Shrewsbury Steam Rally in 2022 will be this Claas Columbus combine harvester. Originally owned, from new in 1965, by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge for combining trial plots. Later purchased in 1985 by the famous Cambridgeshire farmer, Oliver Walston of Thriplow Farm Ltd for trial plots of … Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Signed

In preparation for the 2019 Shrewsbury Steam Rally, which takes place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday weekend, The County of Salop Steam Engine Society is pleased to announce their signing of the Armed Forces Covenant. As a result of the covenant, one of the highlights will be the involvement of 8 … Read more

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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