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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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Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 3...

Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 3…

We’re still over a week from the deadline for return of invitations for exhibiting at the GNSF, but already there is a sizable response and…

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Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 2...

Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 2…

Introducing the Battle Bus… We are very pleased to announce that the famous London Transport Museum ‘Battle Bus’ B2737 will be in attendance at Beamish…

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T&I News Week 5/6 2015... *Updated*

T&I News Week 5/6 2015… *Updated*

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 14th February 2015 As ever there is lots happening but not necessarily different enough in appearance to…

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Remembering West Stanley

Remembering West Stanley

Today marks the 106th anniversary of the West Stanley Colliery Explosion. The event was the most deadly single explosion in the County, resulting in the…

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Early days at Beamish...

Early days at Beamish…

I recently received a CD of images from Brian Tunnard, who has very kindly allowed them to be shared with a wider audience via the…

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Great North Steam Fair 2015... Part 1

Great North Steam Fair 2015… Part 1

So, the Great North Steam Fair is but 9 weeks or so away and as ever, the pages of this blog will record just some of…

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Portbury arrives and steams...

Portbury arrives and steams…

Portbury (or No.34 as we should refer to it as it is in the guise it appeared before being named), arrived at Beamish yesterday (Tuesday),…

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T&I News week 4 2015...

T&I News week 4 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 31st 2015 Bus Restoration Below: This week we collected our second Leyland Cub, HL9621, from a location…

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T&I News Week 3 2015...

T&I News Week 3 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 24th January 2015 Here is a mixed presentation of news from the team this week, covering site activities and progress…

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Leyland Cub Progress - January 2015

Leyland Cub Progress – January 2015

The remarkable pace of restoration of our Leyland Cub (ex Crosville) continues as the Historic Vehicle Restoration team apply their skills to the mechanical rebuild…

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For many years this house clearance was displayed on the back of the lorry.

New features on the blog…

For quite some time I have been aware that the blog stocklists are getting a little out of date.  To this end, a new downloadable…

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Narrow gauge musings...

Narrow gauge musings…

Reportable news has been a bit thin on the ground over the last week or so – as I don’t want to endlessly repeat the…

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More archive photos...

More archive photos…

New and interesting photographs continue to emerge from collections, online auctions and donations – here is a smattering of some of the recent material that…

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Remembering Frank Atkinson

Remembering Frank Atkinson

Since the sad news of the death of Frank Atkinson, the museum’s founding Director, we wanted to mark his contribution to the Transport and Industry…

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T&I News Week 1 2015...

T&I News Week 1 2015…

Hello and happy new year!  Welcome to the first blog post for 2015, which starting very much as we finished last year, looks at some…

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Winter gold - capturing the glint...

Winter gold – capturing the glint…

The operation of steam locomotives in cold winter weather has its challenges, but also its rewards – when the low sun shines, the steam condenses…

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Looking back, looking forwards... Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

Looking back, looking forwards… Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

The title photo sums up much of what we try to achieve – to present to visitors a real sense of the past in tangible…

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T&I News Update - last one for 2014...

T&I News Update – last one for 2014…

Having started to number the weekly news posts, it is clear that something went awry and we are a little short on numbers – I…

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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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