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33rd Australian Miniature Traction Engine and Road Steam Rally

From:Tuesday 25 June 2024
To:Sunday 22 October 2023
Time:9:00am - 03:00pm Tuesday 25 June 2024
Location:Crows Nest Tourist Park, 7558 New England Highway, Crows Nest, QLD 4355 Australia

The 33rd Annual Australian Miniature Traction Engine Rally will be held at the Crows Nest Tourist Park on 21st/22nd October 2023. This is only the 2nd time this event has been held in Queensland and is proudly hosted by Steaming on the Downs Inc, a locally based community organisation.

Miniature traction engines are small, steam powered road vehicles that can pull several adults around and are scaled down replicas of the full-size steam traction engines that were utilised widely in agriculture in the 19th and early 20th century within farming communities on the Darling Downs and forms an important part of our rich agricultural heritage. There are tens of thousands of enthusiasts across Australia who indulge in a passion for steam power in various ways and forms.

Steaming on the Downs Inc works to inspire sense of community and purpose to people interested in these fascinating pieces of our engineering history. By sharing knowledge and skills and supporting each other we provide an excellent platform to motivate and engage members and the community which in turn supports the mental health of all participants. 

Steaming on the Downs Inc welcome new members at any skill level and will also be celebrating its 2nd birthday in October.

This event will draw visitors and like-minded groups from all over Australia to Crows Nest, many bringing their engines to exhibit and share knowledge through this event.

There will be food and drinks on sale and plenty to keep you interested all for a donation at the gate. Gates are open from 9am till 3pm on Saturday 21st, and Sunday 22nd October.

Steaming on the Downs Inc hope is to raise awareness of this interesting hobby and develop community support to make this an annual Queensland event.

Crows Nest Tourist Park
7558 New England Highway
Crows Nest
Contact phone 0429 330 805
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Is food and drink available?Yes
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes


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