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Narrow gauge developments...

Narrow gauge developments…

A small group of like-minded friends and individuals has grouped together to form a regular narrow gauge working party to help develop this particular aspect…

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A new acquisition for the Colliery

A new acquisition for the Colliery

With the help of members of the Friends we were made aware of some interesting industrial relics in Northumberland. A 20ft set of workshop line shafting,…

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T&I News Update Week 47 2014...

T&I News Update Week 47 2014…

News on the blog has been a little short lately.  Not because nothing is happening, but because a great deal o my time has been…

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T&I News Update Week 45 2014...

T&I News Update Week 45 2014…

Last week saw progress on a number of fronts, so here are some of them in a slightly delayed report for the week… Roadmending and…

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Rolling Restorations Part 8: B&P collection grows...

Rolling Restorations Part 8: B&P collection grows…

It has been a little while since I updated this particular thread on this blog.  Topics covered have included the overhaul of Beamish’s Fowler steam…

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T&I News Update Week 44 2014...

T&I News Update Week 44 2014…

This week we look at our two main transport contracts – Dunrobin and 716 (the Leyland Cub) where significant progress has been made over the…

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Portbury: 2015's Rowley motive power...

Portbury: 2015′s Rowley motive power…

We are very pleased to be able to confirm that the locomotive which will spend at least the first half of the 2015 operating season…

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Ten years at Beamish - a reflection...

Ten years at Beamish – a reflection…

Last week I realised that I had been at Beamish for exactly ten years – something of a personal anniversary perhaps, but one that caused…

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Tramway News - November 2014...

Tramway News – November 2014…

The photo above is a taster of what our new arrival, Blackpool 284 (nee 621) might look something like once restored – casting our minds…

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Brush Car 621 (284) to join Beamish fleet...

Brush Car 621 (284) to join Beamish fleet…

Brush car 621 (284) to join the Beamish fleet! Here is a statement that may be of interest to blog followers! In a tri party…

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News from the Telephone Exchange

News from the Telephone Exchange

It has been a while since the last Telephone Exchange update, however, work has continued at an impressive rate. The UAX13 Exchange is now working…

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T&I News Update Week 43 2014...

T&I News Update Week 43 2014…

Its been a particularly busy week, with lots happening right across the Transport & Industry operation.  Separate posts cover some of the activities in the Colliery…

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Colliery Engine Moves...

Colliery Engine Moves…

In anticipation of the arrival of a new locomotive in coming weeks and the forthcoming Christmas Festival at the Waggonway, we’ve been carrying out something…

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Narrow Gauge Developments (and meetings!) - November 2014...

Narrow Gauge Developments (and meetings!) – November 2014…

On Saturday we made a start with a new team formed to tackle narrow gauge projects on a volunteer basis, partly formed from staff and…

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T&I News Update Week 42 2014...

T&I News Update Week 42 2014…

Another mixed bag on the news front this week!  A good deal of work has also en taking place on our ‘Remaking Beamish’ development, with…

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Leyland Cub Restoration Latest...

Leyland Cub Restoration Latest…

The restoration of the Leyland Cub reached a significant stage last week when the new ramp was trial fitted, linking this restoration with the bus’…

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T&I News Update Week 40/41 2014...

T&I News Update Week 40/41 2014…

The usual thread of these updates has been slightly interrupted by a week’s holiday then a frantic week of catching up.  At least this means…

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Leyland Cub Restoration October 2014...

Leyland Cub Restoration October 2014…

The rate of progress being made on Leyland Cub 716 at Historic Vehicle Restoration continues to astonish!  Some recent views are included here to show…

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More vintage motor roller material online...

More vintage motor roller material online…

Further archive trade catalogues have been added to the blog, almost all relating to motor rollers from numerous manufacturers, with a quantity focussed on Barford…

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T&I News Update Week 39 2014...

T&I News Update Week 39 2014…

A mixture of workshop news and operations this week – with the first weekend marking our enhanced transport activity around site, something which will be…

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T&I News Update Week 38 2014...

T&I News Update Week 38 2014…

Behind the scenes there is much planning taking place in anticipation of the winter maintenance period, which as ever will see a focus on the…

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T&I News Update Week 37 2014...

T&I News Update Week 37 2014…

We’ve missed a few weeks with the regular reports, so here is a quick round up of happenings over the last few days in the…

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Leyland Cub Restoration - Remarkable progress early September...

Leyland Cub Restoration – Remarkable progress early September…

Seb Marshall and his team at Historic Vehicle Restoration are making remarkable progress on the restoration and adaptation of our ex Crosville Leyland Cub, No.716….

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Tracks to the Trenches

Tracks to the Trenches

Last weekend saw the culmination of years of work and preparation by members of the Moseley Railway Trust, with the successful and impressive ‘Tracks to…

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One that got away...

One that got away…

I’ve added this post to the blog as it reveals that we don’t always manage to achieve what we set out too!  Also, I’ve had…

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*Updated* Newcastle 114's trip to Derbyshire...

*Updated* Newcastle 114′s trip to Derbyshire…

I’ve posted elsewhere about the Electric 50 event at Crich, but thought that 114′s visit warranted its own post!  This also enables it to appear…

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Electric 50 at the National Tramway Museum...

Electric 50 at the National Tramway Museum…

This last weekend the National Tramway Museum celebrated 50 years of electric tramcar operation at Crich with a superb event over the two days, including…

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On narrow lines...

On narrow lines…

We have a narrow gauge theme to this post… Below: Andy Martin visited us during the Power from the Past event, taking some stunning wet…

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T&I News Update Week 35 2014...

T&I News Update Week 35 2014…

With a few days lieu time looming, here is this week’s report.  Crich will be Saturday’s destination, with the Tracks to the Trenches event at…

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Power from the Past 2014 - gallery now available...

Power from the Past 2014 – gallery now available…

Well, the event is now behind us but the Agricultural Festival has much more to give, and the events continue through the rest of the…

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