Welcome to the new NTET website


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.

CANCELLED – Driver Training Course

Due to the updated advice from the government we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years driving course which was due to be held on the 9th & 10th May.

All participants and engine owners who kindly offered there time and expertise will be contacted shortly.



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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

  • FBHVC Enthusiast Survey

    2020 National Historic Vehicle Surveyhttps://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159006439743 This survey is being conducted on behalf of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and aims to generate important insights on the sector. The answers you give will help shape the future for historic vehicles in Great Britain. This is a critical survey for the historic vehicle movement. The term ‘historic […]

  • Hargreaves Statement

    Following an article – found here – we can confirm that the announcement made by Hargreaves Services Plc was a statutory requirement related to its year end trading report and thus lacked clarity, causing many wrong interpretations to be circulated, particularly in the heritage sector… Consequentially, we have spoken to a Hargreaves representative who told […]

  • Rally Events and Covid-19

    Naturally, we are very sympathetic to all rallies who have had to cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.This is one area that we are not qualified to provide advice on.  In any case, however, our only recommendation to those who have not yet cancelled their event, is to be steered by the government advise given […]

  • #TwitterSteamRally

    As the Coronavirus situation continues, so many of our regular steam and vintage events have sadly been forced to cancel. Charlotte Coulls, Steam Apprentice Club member and youngest daughter of the NTET’s previous Chairman, Anthony, came up with the idea of a virtual steam rally, initially on Twitter, along the lines of the TwitterModelTrainShow last […]

  • Rally Authorisation News Bulletin

    Rally Authorisation News Bulletin A message from the Rally Chair, Charlie Cribbes:Hello Everyone, Due to us not being able to hold our Annual Conference this year, I have put together this news bulletin to help keep you all up to date. Firstly, let me say that if you have had to cancel your event due to the Covid-19 epidemic, my […]

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.


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