Welcome to The Road Locomotive Society

CANCELLED – Road Locomotive Society Spring Visit

As the situation with Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) worsens and we find ourselves having no choice but to CANCEL our Road Locomotive Society Spring Visit that was scheduled to take place on Saturday May 16th.

We very much hope things will change and we can salvage something from the year with some events able to take place later in the year but we are in unchartered waters at the moment and unprecedented measures are required to stop the spread of this virus.

Please stay home and safe but please keep in contact via e-mail or pick up the phone and chat as many members will no doubt feel very isolated.

We will endeavour to contact members direct but please spread the word.

Andy Smith

RLS Chairman

Founded in 1937, the Society’s objectives are: The enhancement of education and research into the past history of all types of self propelling steam engines (other than those running on rails) and those types of stationary steam engines known as portable engines, the results of such research shall be made available through the Society Journal and other publications.

Road Locomotive Society Journal Feb 2020 Front Cover - Tasker Steam Wagon
Road Locomotive Society Journal Feb 2020 Rear Cover - Tasker Steam Wagon





By Trevor Smallbone and Andrew Smith


The photographs for the fifth publication in this series have been selected from the extensive photographic collection held in the Society’s photographic archive and the personal collections of the authors. In the last few years we have been able to further add to our archive and some of these photographs have come from this new material.

The Society plans further albums in the future enabling these images to reach a much wider audience.

Many of the photographs have been selected as they show not just the engine but the period scene with workers and associated loads or equipment. This gives us a flavour of the conditions that were worked under when road steam was still a major source of power on our roads, farms and industrial landscape.

A4 landscape format with hard back cover and 202 monochrome photographs, all full page.

The Traction Engine Archive Volume Five - Front  and Rear Covers