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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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T&I News 4 2018...

T&I News 4 2018…

It has been quite some time since a dedicated Narrow Gauge update so I thought I would do an update on the variety of work…

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T&I News 3 2018...

T&I News 3 2018…

Month 2 and post 3! I had promised more information on Dunrobin’s restoration – so here it is, along with some other snippets of news…

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T&I News 2 2018...

T&I News 2 2018…

Having promised to update the blog more frequently I find that I have failed to post more than once so far in 2018! Here we…

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T&I News 1 2018...

T&I News 1 2018…

Hello and welcome to the blog in 2018… The close of 2017 saw rather fewer posts than had been the case previously – a combination…

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T&I News 21 2017...

T&I News 21 2017…

I can only apologise for the recent paucity of blog posts – their absence does not reflect a lack of things happening, rather that we…

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T&I News 20 2017...

T&I News 20 2017…

There has been a bit of an interruption to blog posts lately – the site is to be migrated to a new server and so…

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T&I News 19 2017...

T&I News 19 2017…

Welcome back!  After a few weeks break, posts are now resumed… Whilst I was enjoying a week in Wales, then at home and finally at…

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T&I News 18 2017...

T&I News 18 2017…

Paul has been enjoying a few weeks away from the office so a different author for this post. The school holidays are still in full…

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T&I News 17 2017...

T&I News 17 2017…

A shorter report this week, before a break for a couple of weeks…  Plenty going on so there should be plenty to report in the next post…

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T&I News 16 2017...

T&I News 16 2017…

More of the same this week, with a lot of progress on all fronts, as you will read below… Rowley Station  Below: Rob, one of…

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News from the Industry and Maintenance Teams

News from the Industry and Maintenance Teams

In a varied blog post, and my first for some time, I thought I would begin with a recent addition to the museum’s collection. Museum…

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T&I News 15 2017...

T&I News 15 2017…

Where are the weeks going?  I can’t believe it is late July now and the summer, so much anticipated, is now well underway (and raining!). …

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T&I News 14 2017...

T&I News 14 2017…

This week I’ve mixed news with some archive material that I thought readers might enjoy.  We also look at the formal launch of the accessible…

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T&I News Post 13 2017...

T&I News Post 13 2017…

Normal service is resumed in this post – with the latest progress from around the workshops.  We also have No.18 back in traffic in the…

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Nostalgia - in books...

Nostalgia – in books…

Looking back at some influential publications… For this post I thought I would take a little look into a series of books that have provided, and…

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T&I News Post 12 2017...

T&I News Post 12 2017…

This week we have a more varied collection of news snippets, as various projects progress, some new ones appear and others draw (I really hope!)…

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