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Samson construction latest...

Samson construction latest…

Its been a busy week! As the other recent posts reveal, activity can come in bursts, and last week was no exception for Samson, with…

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T&I News Week 33 2015

T&I News Week 33 2015

As there are a number of other detailed reports appearing, this week’s T&I news is a shorter one. Below: The new entrance board to the…

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Leyland Cub August update...

Leyland Cub August update…

After a little break in reports, here are some photographs showing the recent restoration progress on our new accessible bus, ex Crosville Leyland Cub No.716, which…

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T&I News Week 32 2015...

T&I News Week 32 2015…

A slightly shorter post this week – mortgaging the available space we have available at present for storage of the blog and the rather large…

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T&I News Week 31 2015...

T&I News Week 31 2015…

There is quite a lot to catch up with this week, so her we go with the usual varied round of news from the T&I…

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James White Coal Merchants Office...

James White Coal Merchants Office…

As seen elsewhere on the blog, recent attention by the Site Support Team has been focussed upon the station area.  As part of the repainting…

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T&I News Week 30 2015...

T&I News Week 30 2015…

Though the day to day demands of the summer holidays places the support teams under a great deal of pressure (not least due to the…

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Threlkeld Quarry Railway 2015 Gala...

Threlkeld Quarry Railway 2015 Gala…

Once a year the Threlkeld Quarry Railway near Keswick in the Lake District holds a narrow gauge themed gala – as has appeared in these…

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Daimler Bus Replica King-pin Repairs...

Daimler Bus Replica King-pin Repairs…

The Museum’s bus fleet is formed of three vehicles at present – two very good replicas plus one accessible bus.  Of the two replicas, the…

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T&I News Week 28 2015...

T&I News Week 28 2015…

Another week has passed by, and as ever it was a busy one in the T&I department at Beamish.  I spent a few days on the…

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More on Samson...

More on Samson…

Since the arrival of Samson’s components a few weeks ago, David (and Chris) have been busy progressing the project – as was seen in the previous…

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T&I News Update Week 27 2015...

T&I News Update Week 27 2015…

We’ve had a fairly intensive period of working on the Remaking Beamish project, so things on here may seem a little quiet, but this isn’t…

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Old Warden 5th July 2015...

Old Warden 5th July 2015…

July 5th saw the Shuttleworth Collection hold its annual Military Pageant at Old Warden aerodrome in Bedfordshire.  Famous for its WW1 and pioneering aircraft collection…

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The last surviving SHEW...

The last surviving SHEW…

Possibly one of the star attractions, certainly one that prompts most questions, in the Town Garage is the SHEW car – the name alone provoking…

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Steam Locomotive Restoration and Construction

Steam Locomotive Restoration and Construction

Its been some time since we had a detailed look at two of our big railway projects – the restoration of Dunrobin and the construction of…

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Days in the life No.1: RHEC Technician (Engineering)

Days in the life No.1: RHEC Technician (Engineering)

Here is the first of what will be an occasional series looking at the various members of the team and some of their activities within…

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A bridge too far...

A bridge too far…

Over the years there are often reoccurring letters and e-mails regarding certain regional features that Beamish might consider saving.  A few years ago there was…

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T&I News Week 25 2015...

T&I News Week 25 2015…

Its been a very busy week, and some items will be posted separately over the coming week (if I get a chance!), so here is a quick…

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Cub and Commercial...

Cub and Commercial…

With two of our vehicles occupying bays at Seb Marshall’s Historic Vehicle Restoration premises in Byfleet, the two projects are forging ahead with some purpose towards completion (of both) during the…

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Tanfield Railway Gala 2015

Tanfield Railway Gala 2015

This weekend saw the Tanfield Railway hold its steam gala – relocated to a new date earlier in the year in order to avoid clashes…

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Research and Inspiration

Research and Inspiration

As we are now into quite detailed planning for the Remaking Beamish project, considerable thought is being given to the details – which in the…

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T&I News Week 24 2015...

T&I News Week 24 2015…

As we approach the longest day (Oh no!  Now they start getting shorter!), the work to develop and maintain the transport collections continues.  As we…

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Didn't we have a lovely time...

Didn’t we have a lovely time…

Very occasionally we are able to escape the bonds of work and have a week of leave to take a holiday somewhere in the UK…

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May Photo Charter in Pictures...

May Photo Charter in Pictures…

We recently hosted a two-day photographic charter organised by David Tillotson, who kindly supplied the images used in the gallery below.  For those who haven’t…

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Transport & Industry jobs advertised. ..

Transport & Industry jobs advertised. ..

Exciting news! We are announcing two new jobs in the Transport & Industry/Regional Heritage Engineering Centre teams. Both can be found, with full details of…

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Samson's wheels finished!

Samson’s wheels finished!

Some fantastic news from Statfold Barn, with the completion of Samson’a driving wheels being unveiled. Below: These three views show the rolling chassis assembled and…

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T&I News Week 22 2015...

T&I News Week 22 2015…

Following on from Jonathan’s post showing the work undertaken more or less behind the scenes at Beamish, here is a taster of what is ongoing, off site,…

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News from the Fairground and Colliery

News from the Fairground and Colliery

Regular, visitors may have noticed the lack of steam at the Fairground this week. This has been caused by a broken stud in the fire…

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Samson's lining...

Samson’s lining…

When discussing Samson’s livery, as has been covered in this blog previously with the recording of the application of the paintwork to the bunkers, it…

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Glyder to be steamed at Beamish...

Glyder to be steamed at Beamish…

In 2012 the ‘Indiana Three’ returned to the UK.  Ex Penrhyn Quarry narrow gauge locomotives Winifred, Ogwen and Glyder returned from long exile in the…

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