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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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T&I News Extra Week 24 2014...

T&I News Extra Week 24 2014…

It seems that we are busier than ever at the moment and it is hard to remember everything we have going on in the T&I…

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An Austin 10 joins the collection...

An Austin 10 joins the collection…

A new car has joined the working collection at Beamish, having been purchased from an accomplished car restorer in Staffordshire. The aim is to provide…

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Beamish's next accessible bus...

Beamish’s next accessible bus…

I have alluded to the new accessible bus that we are creating at Beamish, based on Leyland KP2 Cub Crosville No.716.  Here is a little…

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T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014...

T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014…

We are nearly halfway through the year now, and I have adopted a week number for the blog heading to differentiate general news from feature…

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Seaham Harbour Open Day

Seaham Harbour Open Day

The 22nd June saw a hugely popular open day at Seaham Harbour, featuring our own Coffee Pot No.17 and a chaldron waggon alongside a selection…

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T&I News update mid June 2014...

T&I News update mid June 2014…

A slightly different weekly report, just to ring the changes on endless workshop views that otherwise rather dominate the blog! You can also find new…

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This week's T&I News update...

This week’s T&I News update…

The weeks seem to pass faster and faster, this week being no exception and it is hard to believe it is Friday once again, with…

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T&I News update early June 2014...

T&I News update early June 2014…

There is lots to report on this week, both activity on site as well as coming up away from the Museum, plus a glance over…

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RHEC and Roll (er)...

RHEC and Roll (er)…

With all of the news about the future developments to the forefront of our minds, here is a look around at the projects that continue…

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