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T&I News Supplement...

T&I News Supplement…

Here is a post to add some information on the forthcoming Power from the Past weekend (next weekend).  The dates for this have variously been…

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T&I News Week 34 2016...

T&I News Week 34 2016…

Having had a fortnight off, then a week catching up, there is quite a bit of content in this posting!  It is also worth mentioning…

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More Hire Locomotives Announced Part 2

More Hire Locomotives Announced Part 2

Some exciting news that I am sure has been eagerly awaited by many, Matt Ellis our Keeper of Transport reports on our latest hire locomotive….

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More hire locomotives announced... Part 1

More hire locomotives announced… Part 1

As has been hinted on this blog previously, we have been looking for additional motive power for Rowley Station and the Colliery, to enable us…

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A new tram heading for Beamish...

A new tram heading for Beamish…

Some news that I am sure will be of interest to readers of the blog… It is a joint press release and you can also find…

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T&I News Week 30 2016...

T&I News Week 30 2016…

The summer holidays roll on and the site remains incredibly busy, no doubt assisted by favourable weather and perhaps the recent TV appearances on the…

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Model T Programme Update...

Model T Programme Update…

An update on the Model T programme seems timely, starting with a review of recent activities on these projects. Crewe Tractor Below: For the Museum’s…

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The Book of Samson...

The Book of Samson…

The latest book in the occasional series of titles dealing with the transport collections has arrived – The Book of Samson… It was written by…

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Tramway Letter Boxes

Tramway Letter Boxes

We recently received the donation of a tramcar letterbox, originating from Newcastle and once attached to a tramcar as a means of supplementing the postal…

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T&I News Week 28 2016...

T&I News Week 28 2016…

This week we take a look at the RHEC activities, which continue unabated whilst the site is busy with visitors and the anticipated school holiday…

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T&I News Week 27 2016...

T&I News Week 27 2016…

This last week brought with it some mixed weather, with scorching sunshine, a spectacular electrical storm and quite a bit of cloud too. Under these…

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T&I News Week 26 2016...

T&I News Week 26 2016…

Two weeks have rolled by since the last posting of T&I news, the weeks seemingly passing at an ever-quickening rate!  The team are currently assisting…

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T&I News Week 24 2016...

T&I News Week 24 2016…

Before a news report, a reminder for anyone thinking of coming to Beamish this weekend that it is the Somme commemoration and we are operating…

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North Eastern Railway Station Gardens Team...

North Eastern Railway Station Gardens Team…

As part of a project funded by the Major Partner Museums scheme (MPM), the station gardens at Rowley are receiving dedicated attention from staff member…

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No.18's little holiday...

No.18′s little holiday…

We have found ourselves in something of a spot – with the early departure of Portbury to cover a motive power shortage at its home…

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T&I News Week 22 2016...

T&I News Week 22 2016…

Things might have seen a little quiet lately, but nothing could be further from the truth – its just finding time to write the blog…

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T&I News Week 21 2016...

T&I News Week 21 2016…

We start this week’s post with news of a new arrival in the shape of a Doxford Crane Tank.  This example is Roker, and whilst…

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WW1 Arrivals...

WW1 Arrivals…

Whilst we hadn’t planned a second round of First World War related activity in 2016, the opportunity to borrow some of the equipment belonging to…

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T&I News Week 19 2016...

T&I News Week 19 2016…

A mixed bag this week, catching up on various items that I haven’t posted for a fortnight or so… RHEC Below: The market stalls are…

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Tracks to the trenches 2016...

Tracks to the trenches 2016…

Two years on from the first Tracks to the Trenches event on the Apedale Valley Light Railway (operated by the Moseley Railway Trust), the Newcastle-under-Lyme (Staffordshire) located…

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T&I News Week 18 2016...

T&I News Week 18 2016…

Another mixed week with news and event announcements in this post.  Its also been a week of training and travelling, which always makes things interesting! RHEC/Site Support…

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Leyland Cub latest progress...

Leyland Cub latest progress…

Last week (Wednesday to be precise) our Leyland Cub was able to make its first moves under power to demonstrate the progress made in this…

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T&I News Week 17...

T&I News Week 17…

April seemed to be a very long month, with so many events taking place and so many comings and goings associated with them.  We will…

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A Change of Scenery

A Change of Scenery

On a trip to see family, over the bank holiday weekend, I took the opportunity to go and see the Clay Mills Pumping Station, in…

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Industry Team Update

Industry Team Update

Now the dust has now settled, after the three weekends of the Great War Festival of Transport, I thought it was time for a short…

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T&I News Week 16...

T&I News Week 16…

We have now moved out of the transport festival and into that bit of the season which offers something of a lull before the summer…

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Samson's running trials begin...

Samson’s running trials begin…

Today the running and commissioning trials of Samson began at Beamish.  Having made a static (in steam) appearance at the Great War Steam Fair, further adjustments have…

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T&I News Week 15 2016...

T&I News Week 15 2016…

With all of the recent excitement, it seems strangely out of habit to report on some of the projects that have quietly continued throughout the…

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WW1 Horse shunting...

WW1 Horse shunting…

The Horses at War event is in full swing this weekend and provided an opportunity to recreate scenes of shunting WDLR waggons using horse power….

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Lilla running dates...

Lilla running dates…

There are a number of opportunities to see the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway’s Hunslet 0-4-0ST Lilla in operation at Beamish in the coming weeks….

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