T&I News 7 2019...

T&I News 7 2019…

The inevitable focus this week is on the arrival of Box 40 from Blackpool, and its subsequent commissioning prior to entering service at Beamish.  I’ve…

Read Article →
T&I News 6 2019

T&I News 6 2019

Here we have another Great North Steam Fair announcement. Paul hinted in a previous post about some interesting consequences of creating the 15 inch gauge ash…

Read Article →
Remaking Beamish: Bus Depot

Remaking Beamish: Bus Depot

One of the next elements of the Remaking Beamish programme to be commenced is a new, purpose-designed, bus depot.  The work on site has already…

Read Article →
T&I News 5 2019

T&I News 5 2019

A glance through the content of this post reveals just how varied the work is, and how much is going on, carried out largely by…

Read Article →
T&I News 4 2019

T&I News 4 2019

The announcement over the past few weeks of the two visiting tram cars has generated considerable excitement and interest. Whilst these announcements have been made a great…

Read Article →
T&I News 3 2019

T&I News 3 2019

Here is a joint announcement between Beamish Museum and the National Tramway Museum, that will be of interest to regular visitors and tramway enthusiasts alike….

Read Article →
T&I News 2 2019

T&I News 2 2019

A short post to announce the first confirmed exhibit for the Great North Steam Fair. Manchester 765 to visit Beamish Museum Beamish Museum and Heaton…

Read Article →
T&I News 1 2019

T&I News 1 2019

Welcome to the blog in 2019. Here we have the annual summary of tramcar mileages as well as an update of what is going on…

Read Article →
T&I News 18 2018

T&I News 18 2018

For this post we have an eclectic mix of projects from the workshops and out on site… Rowley Station Below: With the assistance of the…

Read Article →
T&I News 17 2018...

T&I News 17 2018…

A mixed assortment of news this week… Vehicles Below: Following the successful installation of the refurbished engine (with new, to this bus, block), the old…

Read Article →
T&I News 16 2018...

T&I News 16 2018…

This week’s post is more of an interim one as I haven’t been around the site as much during the week… Steam Operations Below: Rambler,…

Read Article →
T&I News 15 2018...

T&I News 15 2018…

More updates on ongoing projects and maintenance this week… The RHEC is making headway on a number of fronts, some of which are smaller jobs…

Read Article →
T&I News 14 2018...

T&I News 14 2018…

A good deal of news from the machine shop this week…  The Dandy coach is also progressing well, with varnishing and cosmetic detailing underway whilst…

Read Article →
T&I News 13 2018...

T&I News 13 2018…

This week we see progress on vehicles and rolling stock – the high mileages of the bus and tram fleet being particularly noticeable at this…

Read Article →
T&I News 12 2018...

T&I News 12 2018…

A shorter report this time – just to bring readers up to date on the items reported in post number 11… Rowley Station Below: The…

Read Article →
T&I News 11 2018...

T&I News 11 2018…

More news from the RHEC in this post…  On site work continues to repaint the Colliery screens/winder house building.  The school holidays have begun too…

Read Article →
T&I News 10 2018...

T&I News 10 2018…

Welcome back to the Beamish Transport Blog… As many of you will know, the original site suffered some issues recently, not least an amount of…

Read Article →
T&I News 9 2018

T&I News 9 2018

This posting is largely pictorial and includes a few random galleries relating to recent events etc. RHEC Below: The Model T team have stripped the…

Read Article →
T&I News 8 2018...

T&I News 8 2018…

As a change from steam fair photographs, here are a couple of news items relating to Rowley Station and its future operational developments… Dunrobin Below:…

Read Article →
A professional photographic view of the GNSF

A professional photographic view of the GNSF

Professional photographer Dave Hewitt has once again sent through some of his superb images of the railway during the Great North Steam Fair… Many thanks…

Read Article →
Great North (War) Steam Fair 2018

Great North (War) Steam Fair 2018

Unlike previous years, I’ve not had a chance to add much about the steam fair this year – so here is a small gallery of…

Read Article →
Great North Steam Fair Preparations - Narrow Gauge Railway

Great North Steam Fair Preparations – Narrow Gauge Railway

With less than a week to go until the Great North (War) Steam Fair, Friday and Saturday have been spent preparing the Colliery area, largely…

Read Article →
T&I News 7 2018... *UPDATED*

T&I News 7 2018… *UPDATED*

With Easter only a matter of days away now, and the forthcoming Great North Steam Fair also on the very near horizon, a huge amount…

Read Article →
T&I News 6 2018...

T&I News 6 2018…

In response to a comment on a previous post, Paul mentioned that we have been looking at apprenticeships and skills succession. Some readers may have…

Read Article →
T&I News 5 2018...

T&I News 5 2018…

In the last blog post I promised to update with the Narrow Gauge motive power for the GNSF, once we had confirmation on what we…

Read Article →