Traction engines are self-propelled steam engines invented in the 1800s for any form of haulage with many being used in agriculture and Castle Howard has always had a long history of holding traction engine rallies until the early 1980s.
During the weekend long event visitors were entertained by a programme of steam fair attractions including tractor pulling, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials.
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