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The Steam Traction Society, based at 76 Maewa Road Feilding New Zealand, is dedicated to saving, restoring and operating steam traction engines and other steam related equipment.

The Society was formed over 50 years ago, with the prime object of saving and restoring some of the few remaining traction engines left in the North island of New Zealand. From these small beginnings, the Society has grown to what it is today.

The Society is not a large organisation, in fact the membership is less than 80 and some 80% of that is spread around New Zealand, but still achieves a lot for its size. The bulk of the work carried out, by the organisation, is done by the members who are dedicated to the preservation of the traction engine and this historic method of power.


The Society is active in the lower North Island and attends many events in the Rangitikei, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wairarapa Districts.

The Society has traction engines and rides trailers available for use at Fairs, School Galas and other public events.

The Sunday of every third full weekend of the month is a Society working day, visitors are welcome to check out the engines and equipment. Engine rides and steering may be available if an engine is in steam.