The Klondyke Mill Preservation Centre at Draycot in the Clay in Staffordshire is home to the North Staffordshire and Cheshire Traction Engine Club. The club are based on the site of a former plaster mill, known as the Klondyke Mill which was demolished in the 1950s. The club has a Workshop with a working Crossley Horizontal Engine installed in it, and a club house and hard standing and roadway loop for engine storage and driving lessons / practice.
The club was 50 Years old in December 2008.
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The club run several events during the year.
- The open day at the start of the season
- Driver training day in April
- A Steam weekend in the middle of the year
- Klondyke Mill Autumn Steam Up in October
- Bonfire Party in November
More photos to follow
|Greens no. 2054 a Single cylinder 10 ton roller of 1927|
|Admiral Togo - Burrell no. 2706 built 1904 - awaiting rebuilding|
|" The Little Wonder" McLaren no. 127 of 1882 - 3rd oldest McLaren in UK|
|A light steam tractor Aveling and Porter no. 11486 having new steam tubes fitted in 2009|
|The roller A&P no. 8316 Lady Hamilton often used for driver training|
|A Unknown Marshall Portable engine under restoration. (makers no required ? - can you help)|
|A Crossley horizontal 30 hp engine that was rescued from a estate house and now restored in the workshops running a generator.|
|A restored Fordson parked outside the gate|
|Scammell Explorer TAS 446 under restoration by one of the club members|
|A Lister Junior with Crusher|
|A restored water cart belonging to one of the club members engines. Used to carry extra water when roading to rallies or on road runs.|
|A working miniature steam model of Burrell no. 4092 - Jane|
|Fowler no. 15787 in the centres workshop under going maintenance work before the 2009 season|
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A visit to the centre on the open day