Welcome to Road Steam UK

Traditional Steam Boiler Makers

We run a family business offering a wide range of traction engine and locomotive boiler work. Both smaller and large scale repairs including the manufacture of new flanged and rivetted fireboxes, re-staying and re-tubing to larger complete boiler rebuilds.

Please see our ‘Steam Boiler Workshop‘ pages

We also occasionally offer steam engines, road rollers, steam cars  and other related machinery for sale.

Marshall 65908, moving John Fowler, 18155, ‘Robert the Bruce’ after being all washed out prior to going home. The Fowler was named when in the ownership of Donald C Stewart, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen and now lives in the east of England. The engine has undergone extensive boiler work in our workshop. There are some more photos on our news page.

The photos below are a few engines from our collection. There are also a number of Brown and May portables manufactured originally nearby in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Our 8hp Burrell 2297, ‘Taz’, with Sam Goddard and 7hp Marshall traction engine 65908 belonging to Dan Jones, in steam and socially distancing, July 2020 !


The Greyhound

Dan Jones and our Sam Goddard have been doing some repairs on the 10hp Brown and May Trusts’ engine No. 6226.  They were able to have the engine in steam for the first time for probably 20 years. A great achievement.

Dan Jones and our Sam Goddard have been doing some repairs on the 10hp Brown and May Trusts' engine No. 6226.

 The lovely Brown and May portable 4561 getting ready for a day on the saw bench. All new firebox and fully restored she looks great again. 

The lovely Brown and May portable 4561.

Work on our own projects continues with our 20hp Marshall the centre piece when we steam up at home. 

20hp Marshall Steam Engine

This is the Garrett showmans tractor ‘The Greyhound’ with her very fine load, a GWR dray. 

The Greyhound

Also in our collection is the Burrell wagon, an exact replica of wagon 3319. 3319 was the first of two Burrell wagons supplied to Mitchell & Aldons Ltd, Kilburn Brewery in 1911.

Burrell wagon replica - wagon 3319

She is a double chain 5 ton wagon.  

Burrell She is a double chain 5 ton wagon replica, from the drivers seat.

The venerable 1872 Brown & May outside the engine shed. 

The venerable 1872 Brown & May outside the engine shed.

The two oldest Brown and May portable steam engines, dating from 1860, seen here at Brown and May Day in Devizes, 2013.

The two oldest Brown and May portable steam engines, dating from 1860

A nice line up of portables….the 1890 Brown and May, 1882 Robey and the 1929 Garrett. The 1895 James Simpson beam engine can be seen in the background too.

1890 Brown and May, 1882 Robey and the 1929 Garrett

We have been restoring Brown & May portable 4561 recently. She is nearly ready now.

Restoring Brown & May portable 4561

You can see photos of the work we have done within the ‘restoration workshop’ pages.


Our Garrett portable in steam at home. We brought her back from Chile in 2007 when we completely restored her.

Garrett portable
Garrett portable
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