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Owners & Drivers Introduction

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.

A conference is held during the early part of the year where Engine Owners and Drivers and any member can air points of view, exchange information and hear invited expert speakers covering a wide range of topics from design and repair techniques, insurance matters, driver competency, legislation and much more.

For advice on all aspects of traction engines, information about the Code of Practice and dates of Engine Owners Conferences send an email to the Engine Owners Section Chairman, Bob Siddall.

Health and Safety Policy

The NTET acknowledges its duty of care to members and to the general public and accordingly expects members of the Trust to comply with its Health and Safety Policy, a ‘pdf’ copy of which may be viewed by clicking here.

Code of Practice

The Engine Owners Section of the NTET publishes a Code of Practice, ‘the Management of Traction Engines and similar Devices’, which for a long time has been widely accepted in the Insurance and Boiler Repair and Steam Engineering communities as a ‘de facto’ reference manual.

The comprehensive COP includes practical advice on every aspect of engine ownership, operation and maintenance.  Importantly Part 4 of the COP, the Written Scheme of Examination for boilers and Part 6, detailed notes on Repairs have both been approved by the Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed).

The 150 plus pages COP is available from this website in PDF form to view and to download, free of charge; click here

Alternatively a hard copy, presented in a ring binder is available for purchase from Bob Siddall, the Chairman of the Engine Owners Section or from the NTET Sales Stand, at a cost of £35.

R G Siddall,
Stud Farm House,
Castle Hill,
NG23 6NX