Welcome to the NTET


National Traction Engine Trust

The National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) represents owners and enthusiasts alike and is pleased to be regarded as the World’s Premier Steam Traction Preservation Organisation.

Steam Apprentice Club

The junior section of the NTET.

Dedicated to encouraging and supporting young people under the age of 21 with an interest in steam.


Member Benefits

Membership of the NTET gives you exclusive discounts on products and services

  • 20% off Morris Oils
  • 15% off boiler gaskets and door seals
  • 10% Off Heritage Paints
  • 15% off Vehicle Advertising Services
  • 20% Off Hallett Oils
  • 10% off boiler rivets
  • 5% off Mamod Special Editions
  • Discount for new Vintage Spirit Subscribers
  • New Comprehensive Home and Vehicle insurance scheme
  • More coming soon!

Latest News

  • Mr President receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    We are delighted to announce that our very own Mr President, Andrew Semple, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Transport Trust for 50-years service to the Steam World.Below is a history about Andrew, written by his son, Richard Semple.”Having been born and brought up in Settle, North Yorkshire in November 1944, […]

  • 2021 Conferences

    The Zoom registrations for both the Engine Owners and Rally Organisers Conferences are now open.Please visit https://ntet.co.uk/2021-conferences/ for full details and to register.

  • News from the Coal Federation

    News from the Coal Federation: New coal and wood legislation comes into force on 1st May 2021. House coal – Bituminous Coal – Domestic BurningIf you already have your house coal delivered by an Approved Coal Merchant, nothing will change after 1st May 2021, they will still be able to deliver it to you until April […]

  • Synopsis of the Coal Webinar

    David Smith, Head of Technical Services Unit, summarises the ‘Coming Clean About Coal’ webinar which was held on 9th February. The full writeup can be found here. The Q&A session will be added in due course (we had over 30 questions submitted, so are still in process of collating and answering these) and for anyone who missed […]

  • An evening with John Wakeham

    In contrast to our more serious coal webinar, our next Zoom webinar is set to be a more light-hearted and entertaining evening of fun… On Tuesday 23rd February at 7pm, we host an evening with John Wakeham.John shares his stories and highlights over his 25 years involved with steam, including his experiences with auctioning and […]

Owners & Drivers

The interests of Engine Owners and Engine Drivers are looked after by the Engine Owners Section of which the majority of members are engine owners and engine drivers. By pooling their combined experience and skills this section is dedicated to promoting the safe ownership and operation of steam traction engines. 


Rallies & Organisers

The interests of Rally organsiers are looked after by the Rally Organisers & Authorisation Section. The Rally Organsier’s code of practice and annual conferences provide advice on the running of events, and the NTET rally authorisation scheme ensures participating events are operated safely in accordance with relevant legislation.


Winners of the 2019 Photographic Competition