Guests to the occasion at Onslow Park, Ford, to the north west of the city, complained of sitting in visitors for over an hour ready to get by the gates.
In the meantime, residents dwelling within the Bicton space stated they have been struggling to depart their houses due to the visitors.
The queues centred on the A5/A458 Welshpool Roundabout with heavy congestion to A458 Shrewsbury to Welshpool Highway and the B4473.
Some folks took to social media to say that they had given up and returned residence.
The society has been approached for a remark.
The steam rally on Sunday and Monday isorganised by the County of Salop Steam Engine Society, and attracts hundreds of individuals to marvel at classic and steam-powered automobiles of all sizes and styles.
Highlights embrace a tractor pulling competitors and a working area with demonstrations of historic farming and rural expertise, together with blacksmithing, ploughing shire horses and steam-powered cultivating.
The theme on the working area is the Nuffield marque tractors.
Working Area Secretary Martin Lane stated: “This 12 months are celebrating Nuffield marque tractors, the earliest mannequin courting from 1949, then 1970’s Leyland tractors, after which some very uncommon Marshall tractors that date into the 1980’s.”