Lancashire Traction Engine Club

The Lancashire Traction Engine Club was founded in 1965 by a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to preserve the road steam that was coming to the end of its working life, for future generations. The objects of the club includes "Advancing the education of the public by increasing and maintaining interest in historic steam and other mechanically propelled vehicles, other historic machinery and historic crafts and craftsmanship". 

We welcome everyone with an interest in machinery preservation.


We usually have two meetings a year plus other occasional social events. The AGM is always early in March and the Autumn get together, with quiz and photo competition, is in October or November. The venue varies but it is always somewhere with some historical interest where we can arrange a private or behind-the-scenes viewing. In recent years we have visited the Bolton Steam Museum, the West Coast Rail depot in Carnforth and the Avro Heritage Museum in Woodford, Stockport.

We have recently become active again in organising Steam Events in the area. We run the Lancashire Steam Heritage Festival jointly with the Lancashire Mining Museum in May each year plus we have organised steam road runs and got involved in other historical events. Please explore the site further for more information.

If you would like to join our club, membership is just £20 per year for individuals or £30 per year for families. Please visit our membership page for more details.

The Lancashire Traction Engine Club is constituted as a 'Not For Profit' company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity.