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

  • Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

       https://historicengland.org.uk/coronavirus/funding/recovery/The £88m Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage offers grants to help heritage organisations or businesses cover operating costs, assess and adapt their business models, and become financially viable. This may include:Reopening costs – help to re-open and follow social distancing guidelinesOperating costs – such as rent, insurance and securityHibernation costs – to support temporary changes to the way […]


    Following the news that this year’s Great Dorset Steam Fair has had to be postponed until 2021, in its place, the show’s popular radio station, Steam Fair FM, will be providing a special online broadcast during the original planned show period: Thursday 27th – Monday 31st August (including the Bank Holiday weekend). The radio station […]

  • FBHVC Enthusiast Survey

    2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey https://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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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