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Glyder to be steamed at Beamish...

Glyder to be steamed at Beamish…

In 2012 the ‘Indiana Three’ returned to the UK.  Ex Penrhyn Quarry narrow gauge locomotives Winifred, Ogwen and Glyder returned from long exile in the…

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T&I News Week 20 2015...

T&I News Week 20 2015…

There will be a number of separate posts over the next week or so covering some news from the transport side of things at Beamish,…

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T&I News Week 19 2015...

T&I News Week 19 2015…

Another busy week!  With two significant new arrivals into the collection, much progress on other projects and another exciting development in the offing, the usual…

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The bus collection grows...

The bus collection grows…

Today has seen the very exciting arrival of a new addition to the transport collection at Beamish, with the arrival of ex Rotherham Corporation CVG6…

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T&I News Week 18 2015...

T&I News Week 18 2015…

With all of the events of the last month, the regular news on the blog has been somewhat interrupted. Here are some snippets of news…

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NCT at Beamish...

NCT at Beamish…

Here is a small taste of the future trolleybus operation at Beamish… Newcastle Corporation Transport Below: In connection with a ’60th birthday treat’ for a…

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The GNSF 2015 - looking back...

The GNSF 2015 – looking back…

With the Great North Festival of Transport now behind us, I thought I’d glance back at the Great North Steam Fair, our opening event, having…

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Old King Coal come rain or shine

Old King Coal come rain or shine

Just a short addition to Paul’s last posting marking the end of the festival of Transport. Below are a few images from the weekends Old…

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Those were the weeks that were...

Those were the weeks that were…

Before the blog gets back into the routine of restoration and news reports, I thought a post to tidy up various lose ends might be of interest.  The…

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Commer Van Repaint Completed...

Commer Van Repaint Completed…

  Michael Goldsmith, our Electrician, is pleased…  ‘His’ van, the 1933 Commer, has been repainted and now wears his name and role.  The previous drab…

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Old King Coal

Old King Coal

We are ending our Great North Festival Transport with our annual Old King Coal event. This community led event celebrates the regions mining heritage and…

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Cub on tour...

Cub on tour…

For the spring gathering (April 19th) at London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Historic Vehicle Restoration took our future accessible bus, Leyland Cub 716 (ex Crosville) along to the…

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Sunshine and Quarry Hunslets...

Sunshine and Quarry Hunslets…

With the Horses at Work weekend ahead, and all of our railways (including the wooden waggonway) in operation, Matt E and I spent the afternoon preparing Edward…

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GNSF 2015 Day 4...

GNSF 2015 Day 4…

A shorter post for the last day as the weather was not kind and more photos can be found in the growing gallery here: http://beamishtransportonline.co.uk/imagegalleries/great-north-festival-of-transport-2015/…

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GNSF 2015 Day 3...

GNSF 2015 Day 3…

Another sunny day but with a freezing wind across the site – undeterred the visitors came in their thousands and many additional exhibits arrived for…

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GNSF 2015 Day 2...

GNSF 2015 Day 2…

  Another busy day and with more exhibits arriving, the variety keeps growing!  Here are a few shots grabbed during the day to show just…

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GNSF 2014 Day 1...

GNSF 2014 Day 1…

Well, here we go – the Great North Steam Fair has begun… Build up Below: In the weeks before the event, a huge amount of…

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T&I News Week 13 2015...

T&I News Week 13 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 4th April A shorter posting this week, in anticipation of a plethora of postings as we get…

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T&I News Week 12 2015...

T&I News Week 12 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 28th March 2014  This week we have a fairly full posting, reflecting lot of work in the…

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Barford & Perkins A Series Seat and Tool boxes...

Barford & Perkins A Series Seat and Tool boxes…

All the things you never wanted to know about A Series seats and were too polite to avoid asking! There is a danger that this post…

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T&I News Week 11 2015...

T&I News Week 11 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 21st March 2015 Another busy week behind us and with the weather warming up and projects on…

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A day out with No.18...

A day out with No.18…

On what turned out to be the first really spring like day of 2015 (i.e. it was warm enough not to need a coat, there…

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T&I News Week 10 2015...

T&I News Week 10 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 14th March 2015 Another week has flown by and whilst the days pass quickly, the workshops and site are…

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Beamish: Pair of Stratford-upon-Avon highways tip carts

T&I News Week 9 2014…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 8th March 2015  Its slightly alarming to find we are now well into March and still feel…

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First Power from the Past of the year...

First Power from the Past of the year…

This weekend saw the first of the programme of ‘Power from the Past’ weekends, with the theme for March being the tramway.  As well as…

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Great North Steam Fair Part 4...

Great North Steam Fair Part 4…

In this post we’ll have a look at some of the commercial vehicles attending – just for the sake of creating something of a theme.  With…

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Painting Samson - Part 1: Paintwork

Painting Samson – Part 1: Paintwork

I thought readers might be interested in following the painting stages of Samson as we begin the final stages of construction and gather the many…

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T&I News Week 8 2015...

T&I News Week 8 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 28th February 2015  With a number of other posts in preparation when the rather hectic diary allows,…

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T&I News Update Week 7 2015...

T&I News Update Week 7 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday February 21st 2015 Site work Below: The signalbox at Rowley Station is now nearing completion, with the…

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Curator's bookshelf...

Curator’s bookshelf…

The photo above shows the London Transport Museum’s ‘Battle Bus’ alongside Tom Fryer’s Crossley Tender – chosen as I could not get the blog template…

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