Information & Resources
● Traction Time is a site dedicated to help keep Steam & Vintage Vehicle Preservation in the UK alive. Click here
● Watch a short BBC film showing how they used to plough fields using stream traction engines. Click here
● Steam Scenes is a collection of pictures and information about road steam traction engines built in Great Britain. Click here
● The National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) represents owners and enthusiasts alike and is regarded as the World’s Premier Steam Traction Preservation Organisation. Click here
A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives from the Latin tractus, meaning ‘drawn’.
A stationary engine is an engine whose framework does not move, used to drive a piece of immobile equipment, such as a pump, generator, or mill or factory machinery.
A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.
A military vehicle is a vehicle that includes all land combat and transportation vehicles, which are designed for or are significantly used by military forces.
A motor vehicle is a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not operate on rails, such as trains or trolleys. The vehicle propulsion is provided by an engine or motor, usually by an internal combustion engine.
A commercial vehicle is any type of motor vehicle used for transporting goods or paid passengers.