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Tracks to the Trenches

Tracks to the Trenches

Last weekend saw the culmination of years of work and preparation by members of the Moseley Railway Trust, with the successful and impressive ‘Tracks to…

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One that got away...

One that got away…

I’ve added this post to the blog as it reveals that we don’t always manage to achieve what we set out too!  Also, I’ve had…

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Newcastle 114's trip to Derbyshire...

Newcastle 114′s trip to Derbyshire…

I’ve posted elsewhere about the Electric 50 event at Crich, but thought that 114′s visit warranted its own post!  This also enables it to appear…

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Electric 50 at the National Tramway Museum...

Electric 50 at the National Tramway Museum…

This last weekend the National Tramway Museum celebrated 50 years of electric tramcar operation at Crich with a superb event over the two days, including…

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On narrow lines...

On narrow lines…

We have a narrow gauge theme to this post… Below: Andy Martin visited us during the Power from the Past event, taking some stunning wet…

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T&I News Update Week 35 2014...

T&I News Update Week 35 2014…

With a few days lieu time looming, here is this week’s report.  Crich will be Saturday’s destination, with the Tracks to the Trenches event at…

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Power from the Past 2014 - gallery now available...

Power from the Past 2014 – gallery now available…

Well, the event is now behind us but the Agricultural Festival has much more to give, and the events continue through the rest of the…

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T&I News Update Week 34 2014...

T&I News Update Week 34 2014…

Whilst the Power from the Past event was at the forefront of our minds over the weekend, other work has progressed too.  Notable amongst this…

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Power from the Past 2014

Power from the Past 2014

A short report for this post – just a glimpse of some of the exhibits you can see as part of the Power from the…

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Narrow Gauge Shunting...

Narrow Gauge Shunting…

In anticipation of the start of Power from the Past on Thursday, Matt and I have been preparing the various railways for the event.  Today…

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T&I News Update Week 33 2014...

T&I News Update Week 33 2014…

We have a mixture of news this week, looking outside at some contract work, preparations for next week’s Power from the Past and a day…

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T&I News Update Week 32 2014...

T&I News Update Week 32 2014…

A bit of a mix this week (looking back at last week), starting with a look at the original Samson’s haunts at Cornish Hush… Samson…

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T&I News Update Week 31 2014...

T&I News Update Week 31 2014…

A bit of a mixed bag of news this week, starting with a trip out… Below: On Wednesday a rare escape was made, to Scarborough…

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T&I News Update Week 30 2014 *Extra*...

T&I News Update Week 30 2014 *Extra*…

Due to tedious IT problems, the previous bulletin was rather shorter than it was suppose to be – as I have to send images to…

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Leyland Cub Restoration Part 2

Leyland Cub Restoration Part 2

Historic Vehicle Restoration are well into the dismantling of the Cub, as shown in this sequence of events, with photos kindly supplied by Seb Marshall….

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T&I News Update Week 30 2014...

T&I News Update Week 30 2014…

Well, its been a busy and slightly unusual week.  Tuesday morning saw the early starters arrive to find that vandals had paid us a visit…

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T&I News Update Week 29 2014...

T&I News Update Week 29 2014…

A shorter post for last week as there has been a detailed look at the Leyland Cub restoration in a separate post, and other works,…

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Archive transport views of Newcastle City Centre...

Archive transport views of Newcastle City Centre…

Julian is currently working through a large collection of prints that were donated some years ago.  Such is the volume of photographic material that we…

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Leyland Cub Restoration - Part 1

Leyland Cub Restoration – Part 1

Leyland Cub No.716 Here is the first in what will no doubt be a regular series featuring the restoration of Leyland Cub 716, which is…

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Threlkeld Quarry Museum railway festival July 2014...

Threlkeld Quarry Museum railway festival July 2014…

Its that time again – the annual narrow gauge steam festival at Threlkeld Quarry Museum near Keswick, being held from Friday to Sunday July 25…

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T&I News Update Week 28 2014...

T&I News Update Week 28 2014…

If sweat is any indication of hard work, we have had a very hard week this week!  I’ve reported elsewhere on No.18′s trials, so here…

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No.18 on test...

No.18 on test…

No.18 was in steam again today to enable Matt to test some modifications to the injector pipework to increase the amount of steam reaching the…

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T&I News Update Week 27 2014 - much ado about bearings...

T&I News Update Week 27 2014 – much ado about bearings…

Is there such a thing as a quiet week?!  Another busy one with lots of activity, a sample of which is presented here, along with…

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Rolling Restorations Part 7: Restoration updates

Rolling Restorations Part 7: Restoration updates

In this ‘Rolling Restorations’ I will review various roller related activities, starting with the restoration of Beamish’s D4 roller, R025. R025 Below: R025 came to…

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Seaham scenes...

Seaham scenes…

While working through the collections cataloguing recently, Julian Harrop came across these scenes of Seaham Harbour, showing work on the construction of the concrete staithes…

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Newcastle 114 to visit Crich!

Newcastle 114 to visit Crich!

Here is an exciting press release from the Tramway Museum Society… We are excited to announce in our 50th year of running electric trams at…

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T&I News Update Week 26 2014...

T&I News Update Week 26 2014…

Its been another of those weeks which starts with Monday and seems to reach Friday without any sense of the passage of time in between,…

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T&I News Update Week 25 2014...

T&I News Update Week 25 2014…

As we rapidly approach the mid-year point, here are some photographs of just two of the activities we in the T&I team have been busy…

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A long day in Cheshire...

A long day in Cheshire…

Today Tony, Brian and I met a party from Historic Vehicle Restorations and our Leyland Cub’s previous owner for a session preparing it for collection…

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Edward Sholto's Steam Test...

Edward Sholto’s Steam Test…

The owner of Edward Sholto has had the injectors for the engine overhauled, at some expense, to remedy the original reason for it being taken…

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