This was my first visit to Steam on the Levels despite it being close to home, it is held at Westonzoyland Pumping Station near Bridgwater. The steam element is in the old pumping station while outside cars and other vehicles are exhibited and there is a narrow gauge railway.
First off is these two Sunbeam Alpines, memories of the great days of the British sports car.
Next to them was this lovely old Daimler Conquest.
A Bond 3-wheeler with the bonnet open so you can see the kick starter!
A classic Jeep painted for the French Gendarmarie.
A 150cc BSA Bantam - top speed 50mph! At the time though a good way to get to and from work.
An Austin Seven, not much bigger than some modern mobility scooters in their day they enabled a lot of people to get their first car.
Another British sports car, a Reliant Scimitar.
A Triumph 2000, the later version was one of my favourite cars but this one looks really good.
There were some small model railways being displayed, this little one has so much on it besides the 2 coach local train - milk tanks, bus depot and so much more.
A larger scale layout with a Somerset & Dorset local passenger train passing a transfer siding with an industrial line.
An Allis-Chalmers tractor powering a saw bench. The River Parret is behind the bank in the background.
A Massey Ferguson tractor fitted with a mower.
A miniature traction engine almost dwarfed by the chimney extension being used for raising steam.
A Fordson tractor powering a threshing machine.
A Scammel of the type used by showmen to pull the ride and living van around then power the ride with the generator in the back.
An Austin A55 van being used as a motor home,
The non standard engine in the A55 - a Rover 3500cc V8!
A pair of Singer estates, on the left a Vogue, on the right a Gazelle.
Into the museum and a couple of stationary steam engines on display.
Outside is the 2ft. gauge railway, this "work" train is loaded with wood for the boiler.
Rides were being given using this short train powered by a Simplex loco.
Another view of the train as it propelled on the outward run.
On the way back it passed the other train in the siding.
Two photos of the pump which used to drain water off the levels before being replaced by the neighbouring diesel pumps.
The boiler that supplies both the pumping station and the engines in the museum.
One of the stands was a bodger with his simple, foot powered lathe.
This MG wasn't being exhibited but was parked in the car park.
Another sports car not being exhibited was this lovely old Riley.
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