The WSRA Steam & Vintage Rally


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


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


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.

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

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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

Supporting the Heritage of The West Somerset Railway