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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For quite some time I have been aware that the blog stocklists are getting a little out of date.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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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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