T&I News 7 2024...

T&I News 7 2024…

Welcome to the latest blog post, which is something of a mixture of report and thought – as you’ll see below.  The workshops are busy,…

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T&I News 5 2024...

T&I News 5 2024…

There is lots to report this month.  It is also worth noting that we had to cancel the rest of Sir Berkeley’s steaming dates here,…

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Sir Berkeley steaming dates - cancelled

Sir Berkeley steaming dates – cancelled

I thought it useful to readers that this update was posted, following on from the last post here.  Sir Berkeley developed a fault on Monday…

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Sir Berkeley Steaming dates...

Sir Berkeley Steaming dates…

There has been a great deal of interest in the visit of Manning Wardle No.1210 Sir Berkeley to Beamish, and having promised further steamings, here…

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Wheels of Industry 2024...

Wheels of Industry 2024…

Our first Wheels of Industry event has been and gone, with nearly 11,000 visitors over the two days, making it successful operationally and commercially.  Despite…

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T&I News 4 2024...

T&I News 4 2024…

The week has been dominated by the arrival of exhibits for Wheels of Industry this weekend, and preparing the various railway exhibits for operation.  Here…

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T&I News 3 2024...

T&I News 3 2024…

The blog celebrates fifteen years of existence this month – which is rather hard to believe, looking back!  Some of the earlier posts were rather…

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Wheels of Industry - April transport gala

Wheels of Industry – April transport gala

It would be fair to say that news of the 2024 events programme is landing a little late – the pressures of everything else that…

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T&I News 2 2024...

T&I News 2 2024…

I think it is fair to say that the blog is becoming more of a monthly newsletter now – and certainly for the T&I posts,…

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T&I News 20 2023...

T&I News 20 2023…

This is the final post of the year – probably the year with fewest posts for some time now, but they have kept up with…

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T&I News 19 2023...

T&I News 19 2023…

Once again it has been a while since the last blog post.  Work has been progressing on various fronts, but the majority of the time…

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T&I News 17 2023...

T&I News 17 2023…

It has been a while since I sat at the keyboard to write a blog post!  A combination of things have conspired to reduce the…

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T&I News 16 2023...

T&I News 16 2023…

For this post I thought we’d focus on the recent transport gala and the narrow gauge railway in particular, given that we presented both a…

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T&I News 14 2023...

T&I News 14 2023…

We had a new item of rolling stock on test at Beamish last week, in the shape of a new-build Stockton & Darlington Railway chaldron…

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2023 - 2026: Looking ahead to the next three years...

2023 – 2026: Looking ahead to the next three years…

I realise that July is upon us and that I have not done the customary summary of 2022, let alone the look ahead to 2023…

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Dunrobin - summer 2023 update

Dunrobin – summer 2023 update

I’ve covered recent progress on Dunrobin’s restoration/overhaul in numerous posts, but being aware of the very specific interest in this locomotive, thought a summary of…

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T&I News 12 2023...

T&I News 12 2023…

Firstly, an apology for the long gap since the last blog post – I’ve been away and also dealing with some family matters, so haven’t…

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