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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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T&I News Week 20 2015...

T&I News Week 20 2015…

There will be a number of separate posts over the next week or so covering some news from the transport side of things at Beamish,…

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T&I News Week 19 2015...

T&I News Week 19 2015…

Another busy week!  With two significant new arrivals into the collection, much progress on other projects and another exciting development in the offing, the usual…

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The bus collection grows...

The bus collection grows…

Today has seen the very exciting arrival of a new addition to the transport collection at Beamish, with the arrival of ex Rotherham Corporation CVG6…

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T&I News Week 18 2015...

T&I News Week 18 2015…

With all of the events of the last month, the regular news on the blog has been somewhat interrupted. Here are some snippets of news…

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NCT at Beamish...

NCT at Beamish…

Here is a small taste of the future trolleybus operation at Beamish… Newcastle Corporation Transport Below: In connection with a ’60th birthday treat’ for a…

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The GNSF 2015 - looking back...

The GNSF 2015 – looking back…

With the Great North Festival of Transport now behind us, I thought I’d glance back at the Great North Steam Fair, our opening event, having…

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Old King Coal come rain or shine

Old King Coal come rain or shine

Just a short addition to Paul’s last posting marking the end of the festival of Transport. Below are a few images from the weekends Old…

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