The Steam Scenes Blog deals with everything steam traction engine related. We feature reviews of recent events that I have visited, links to other traction engine themed web sites, news of events in the UK traction engine world and much more.

I started the blog in 2009 to feature the things that weren’t covered in the picture gallery parts of the Steam Scenes web site. Quite a bit of what I have written has come from items sent to me by visitors to the site, and I’m always on the lookout for more.

I write articles purely for my love of engines, no profits are made from the site and through sharing information I have learnt a great deal of things that I never knew about steam in general.

Some of the things that I am interested in include:

Traction Engines in Family History

With the rise in research of family history online many people of discovered connections between their family and steam engines in the past. I have received a number of pictures of great great grand fathers and alike with engines that they used to work with. If you have some unanswered question, perhaps unidentified photographs please drop me a line and I’ll do my best to give you a bit more information. I have access to a large range of old engine records which may well prove useful.

Overseas Engines

I am particularly interested in seeing pictures of British built steam engines overseas, if you have pictures of an English traction engine, road locomotive, ploughing engine, steam roller or portable please contact me. It would be great to hear from you and even better see some pictures of surviving engines in other parts of the world.

Old Steam Rally Pictures

I’m always on the lookout for steam traction engine rally pictures from yesteryear, these are tremendously interesting seeing how things have changed. If you have any old pictures, maybe slides please let me know, I would be very interested to know more.

Anything Else of Interest!

Anything else which doesn’t fit into any of the above is always welcome. I am constantly on the look out for things to write about and record before they are lost forever.

Please send me a message via my contact page.

David Collidge – Steam Scenes