WSRA Rally 2009

 

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The 2009 West Somerset Railway Association Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally was held on 1 & 2 August at their Rally Fields at Norton Fitzwarren.

Starting small, a couple of miniature traction engines getting ready to go in the ring.

Miniature traction engines

A closer view showing how well detailed this miniature is.

Miniature traction engine

Another miniature complete with riding wagon nearly ready to go.

Miniature traction engine

Full size now, a "Wallis" Expansion Engine Fair Rosamund.

"Wallis" Expansion Engine

Two views of a pair of miniature traction engines towing a steam launch - which was in steam!

Miniature traction engines and steam launch

Miniature traction engines and steam launch

A couple of miniatures make their way round the ring, both had a good load on behind.

Miniature traction engines and riding wagons

Two pics of a modern Roanoake steam wagon in the ring.

Roanoake steam wagon

Roanoake steam wagon

A somewhat older Foden steam lorry in the colours of the Cottage Brewing Company's Somerset & Dorset Ale.

Foden steam lorry

Two steam rollers going around the ring.

Steam rollers

Aveling & Porter RC8 steam roller.

Aveling & Porter RC8 steam roller

Another Aveling & Porter steam roller, both passing the steam launch.

Aveling & Porter steam roller

A better view of the Cottage Brewing Company's Foden steam lorry.

Foden steam lorry

The two Aveling & Porter rollers and the Foden steam lorry in the top corner of the ring.

Steam lorry and rollers

A rear view of four steam rollers passing the commentary box.

4 steam rollers

Fair Rosamund the "Wallis" Expansion Engine followed by one of the Aveling & Porter rollers.

"Wallis" Expansion Engine

Fair Rosamund again - and the steam launch.

"Wallis" Expansion Engine

An Aveling & Porter steam roller with the ballast heaps and heritage buses on the shuttle to Taunton in the background.

Aveling & Porter steam roller

Marshall traction engine with the appropriate name Scrumpy.

Marshall traction engine

A "little grey Fergie" - Ferguson TE20 - and a pair of Fordsons of differing vintages.

Ferguson TE20 and Fordsons

A BMC tractor and a 1965 Massey-Ferguson combine harvester.

BMC tractor and Massey Ferguson combine harvester

A line up of buses, on the left Devon General open top Bristol VR/ECW 937, a Hutchings & Cornelius AEC Reliance with Harrington body, a London Transport Routemaster RM1363, a London Transport RT RT935 and a Pontypridd AEC Regent V.

Preserved buses

A Crosville Bristol/ECW LWL KG118 in company with a Bedford OB and a Dennis frie engine.

Bristol ECW L KFM767

Devon General Bristol VR 937 Victory with ECW convertible body work.

Bristol/ECW VR open top

Three Morris Minor Travellers with the heritage goods train in the background.

Morris Minor Travellers

Six more Morris Minors lined up under a Somerset flag.

Morris Minor saloons

A line up of Austins - the A30 looks positively modern in comparison with the others.

Austin car line up

An excellent selection of Triumph sports cars including TR2, TR3 and TR4s.

Triumph TR sports cars

Four Series 2 Land Rovers - and a model one.

Series 2 Land Rovers

Two large American vehicles flank a Ford Anglia van.

American pick up and Ford Anglia van

A Vauxhall Cresta with a Morris Oxford beside it.

Vauxhall Cresta and Morris Oxford

A variety of British motorcycles with a Royal Enfield, a Douglas and a Triumph in front.

Royal Enfield, Douglas and Triumph motorbikes

A bit of railways interest, pump trolley rides on part of the, under construction, triangle.

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