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North Eastern Railway Station Gardens Team...

North Eastern Railway Station Gardens Team…

As part of a project funded by the Major Partner Museums scheme (MPM), the station gardens at Rowley are receiving dedicated attention from staff member…

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No.18's little holiday...

No.18′s little holiday…

We have found ourselves in something of a spot – with the early departure of Portbury to cover a motive power shortage at its home…

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T&I News Week 22 2016...

T&I News Week 22 2016…

Things might have seen a little quiet lately, but nothing could be further from the truth – its just finding time to write the blog…

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T&I News Week 21 2016...

T&I News Week 21 2016…

We start this week’s post with news of a new arrival in the shape of a Doxford Crane Tank.  This example is Roker, and whilst…

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WW1 Arrivals...

WW1 Arrivals…

Whilst we hadn’t planned a second round of First World War related activity in 2016, the opportunity to borrow some of the equipment belonging to…

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T&I News Week 19 2016...

T&I News Week 19 2016…

A mixed bag this week, catching up on various items that I haven’t posted for a fortnight or so… RHEC Below: The market stalls are…

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Tracks to the trenches 2016...

Tracks to the trenches 2016…

Two years on from the first Tracks to the Trenches event on the Apedale Valley Light Railway (operated by the Moseley Railway Trust), the Newcastle-under-Lyme (Staffordshire) located…

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T&I News Week 18 2016...

T&I News Week 18 2016…

Another mixed week with news and event announcements in this post.  Its also been a week of training and travelling, which always makes things interesting! RHEC/Site Support…

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Leyland Cub latest progress...

Leyland Cub latest progress…

Last week (Wednesday to be precise) our Leyland Cub was able to make its first moves under power to demonstrate the progress made in this…

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T&I News Week 17...

T&I News Week 17…

April seemed to be a very long month, with so many events taking place and so many comings and goings associated with them.  We will…

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A Change of Scenery

A Change of Scenery

On a trip to see family, over the bank holiday weekend, I took the opportunity to go and see the Clay Mills Pumping Station, in…

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Industry Team Update

Industry Team Update

Now the dust has now settled, after the three weekends of the Great War Festival of Transport, I thought it was time for a short…

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T&I News Week 16...

T&I News Week 16…

We have now moved out of the transport festival and into that bit of the season which offers something of a lull before the summer…

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Samson's running trials begin...

Samson’s running trials begin…

Today the running and commissioning trials of Samson began at Beamish.  Having made a static (in steam) appearance at the Great War Steam Fair, further adjustments have…

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T&I News Week 15 2016...

T&I News Week 15 2016…

With all of the recent excitement, it seems strangely out of habit to report on some of the projects that have quietly continued throughout the…

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WW1 Horse shunting...

WW1 Horse shunting…

The Horses at War event is in full swing this weekend and provided an opportunity to recreate scenes of shunting WDLR waggons using horse power….

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Lilla running dates...

Lilla running dates…

There are a number of opportunities to see the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway’s Hunslet 0-4-0ST Lilla in operation at Beamish in the coming weeks….

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GWSF Retrospective...

GWSF Retrospective…

With any event there is always a certain pressure during it, hoping things work out and the show passes safely.  It is only after it…

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GWSF Day 4...

GWSF Day 4…

Wow – what a day! As before, a selection of views, then a gallery to be created with these and many more images of the…

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GWSF through the lens of Dave Hewitt...

GWSF through the lens of Dave Hewitt…

Dave Hewitt very kindly sent through some of his images taken around the narrow gauge yesterday afternoon. We are already planning to develop the wood-sawing…

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GWSF Day 3

GWSF Day 3

With the weather forecast not entirely promising, we were pleasantly surprised today by the favourable weather and large crowds that turned out for the third…

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Sheffield 264's first day in service...

Sheffield 264′s first day in service…

After over a decade out of passenger use, Sheffield 264 has returned to passenger service following the completion of its overhaul and stunning repaint. The…

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Great War Steam Fair Day 2

Great War Steam Fair Day 2

Another day of mixed weather but the spectacle more than made up for this – here are some more images to give a flavour of…

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Great War Steam Fair - Day 1

Great War Steam Fair – Day 1

  The first day was busy – probably one of the busiest first days we have had for the steam fair.  The weather was probably…

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Samson... *Updated*

Samson… *Updated*

Just a little preview of Samson in the sunshine earlier today…  More on this in due course. Below: A photo to mimic the one that…

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T&I News Week 13 2016...

T&I News Week 13 2016…

This post was accidentally posted early and in incomplete form – a slip of the finger on the touch screen tablet!  However, due to the…

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Helps us out...

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Helps us out…

A previous posting on the blog made reference to tube issues on a couple of the steam locomotives here.  Despite blanking, Edward Sholto’s continued to…

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T&I News Week 12 2016...

T&I News Week 12 2016…

Another busy week has been and gone and Easter weekend presents an opportunity for progress on a number of fronts away from the distraction/temptation of…

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Good Friday - a busy start to the holiday...

Good Friday – a busy start to the holiday…

The sun shone for Good Friday and the visitors turned out in large numbers.  On the steam side, as well as Portbury at Rowley, the…

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Leyland Cub Bus - milestone nearly reached...

Leyland Cub Bus – milestone nearly reached…

Some exciting news from Byfleet where Seb Marshall and his team at Historic Vehicle Restoration are reaching the imminent point in the restoration of Crosville…

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