Rarities at the Woolpit Steam Rally

Posted by Chris Graham on 9th August 2023

We report on a couple of rare machines that were spotted among the many interesting exhibits at this year’s Woolpit Steam Rally.

Woolpit Steam Rally

Woolpit Steam Rally: Wow! What a lovely Caterpillar-tracked Holt 10-ton, with its rare well-built Northern cab. It just needs the snow plough on the front! (Pic: Oliver West)

Seen at the excellent Woolpit Steam Rally, held in Suffolk over the weekend of June 3rd-4th, and which saw huge crowds attend, was Matthew Haylock’s lovely Holt 10 ton, that was in full running condition. The rare Caterpillar-tracked machine was part of the Cheffins Wilson sale that had been held at Ossington on May 20th, and we gather that it’s not been seen out at any rally for some years. As a result, this rarity was a highlight for many of the show’s visitors.

Steven Lea’s Caterpillar D8H was one of the interesting machines taking part in the working demonstration at Woolpit this year. (Pic: Oliver West)

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