The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society

The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society was formed by a few stalwart steam enthusiasts on 27th February 1956 and has grown over the years into one of the largest preservation societies in the country. Our first steam rally was at Woburn Park back in 1957. The Society hosts several annual events, a Road Run, a Steam Apprentice Driving Weekend, our main event the Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre in September, and a Dinner and Dance in November. The society also gives support and guidance to members who run their own smaller events.
Please browse our pages to find out more about who we are and what we do.
BSEPS Rally 2022

Member Activities

Garrett 30826 on Tour

I don’t remember when the plan was hatched, but it was decided we would road our Garrett Wagon over to the Welland Steam Rally in July. The plan soon evolved…

Marshall 81997 or 6

Time seems to have been in overdrive since we attended the Steam Roller Special at Dorset with Richie’s 16-ton Marshall S Type Roller in 2013. Although we started restoration when…

Cylinder Re-bore – A Proper Job

Over the past winter we have carried out several improvements to our Garrett tractor “Adventurer”. We started with removing the rubbers from the rear wheels and then Richard Maskell fitted…

Paul and Mark Worbey

Marshall Traction Engine 76751 To improve the ride for both engine and crew, Committee members Paul and Mark Worbey have fitted rubber tracks to Marshall 76751. The tyres, which came…

Upcoming Events


Steam Contracting in Orwell

Fowell no 95 when owned by SA Flack. Standing left: Pop Robinson, On engine: Tommy Disbury

by Clive Flack Number 17 and 17A Fishers Lane, Orwell are modern brick and slate construction private dwellings. Quite a…