The WSRA Steam & Vintage Rally

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Dates for the 2020 Steam and Vintage Rally will be published in October 2019

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The 2019 Rally was held on 3 and 4 August 2019 at Norton Fitzwarren - and  echod to the sight, sound and smell of many mighty steam engines as they gathered for our 32nd Rally. A glittering array of superb machinery was in action and we were proud to host some of the country's finest examples of vintage transport on display.

We have a tremendous team of volunteers who make the annual Rally a successful and enjoyable event for more than 6000 visitors and 2000 exhibitors each year.

If you would like to join us, please get in touch

Events and Attractions

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Here are some of the events and attractions at the 2019 Rally.

  • The glory of working traction engines, tractors and road rollers.
  • Polished perfection of vintage cars, motorcycles, fire engines, buses, military and commercial vehicles.
  • Vintage agricultural tractors.
  • The power of stationary engines.
  • Parades of vehicles.
  • Demonstrations of steam engines and tractors at work.
  • Heavy horses.
  • Brake van rides on the Barnstaple line.
  • Beer tent and refreshments.
  • Family fun, children's entertainments and model train rides.
  • Large craft tent.
  • Something for everyone - displays, models, railway art, trade stands, craft marquee and stalls.
  • There will be plenty of refreshment and catering outlets around the rally site.
  • Car parking is free - entrance is just west of Norton Fitzwarren off the B3227.
  • Opening Times: 10am to 5pm (both days)
  • The Railway will operate a shuttle train service with trains running from Bishops Lydeard to Norton Platform which is adjacent to the Rally site.
  • In addition to the shuttle service, a frequent service of trains will be in operation on the Railway between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead on both days.
  • Special parking very close to the Rally is available for those with a valid blue disabled badge which must be displayed - access to this special parking area is off Allerford Lane.

Exhibitors and Traders

Exhibitors are invited each year to apply for the following sections:  Cars, land rovers, tractors, motorbikes, military, commercial, stationary engines, models, miniature steam. Each section has it's own volunteer marshal.

Contact us by email: info@steamrally.org.uk

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Traders including food outlets and crafts are welcome to apply for places at the rally.  

Contact us by email: info@steamrally.org.uk

Our ever-popular Somerset Coast Express for Exhibitors and Traders runs on Friday evening to the historic port of Watchet, where we receive a warm welcome from the local community, with lots of catering and entertainment laid on.

Contact Details:

The Rally Team
The Railway Station
Bishops Lydeard
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3BX
T: 01823 433856
E: info@steamrally.org.uk

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway