Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 3...

Great North Steam Fair 2015 Part 3…

We’re still over a week from the deadline for return of invitations for exhibiting at the GNSF, but already there is a sizable response and the anticipated 200+ working exhibits (plus our own stuff of course!) is looking realistic – a relief for us organisers as there is always a bit of a doubt when the forms go out that maybe none will come back!

I’ll be setting up a new gallery for the event over the next few days, to which these posts can refer back to, but meanwhile I’ll keep blogging some of the highlights (usually those I have images for!) that you can expect to see over the four days of action…

Below: We start with a few new-to-Beamish exhibits, including Graham Lee’s stunning steam navvy, Neil Thompson’s Marshall steam tractor and the Gully family’s Kerr Stuart Wren ‘Jennie’.

Steam Navvy

Marshall Steam Tractor


Below: Old favourites are not forgotten, with Michael Davison’s Marshall and Donald Cook’s Stanley steam car booked in.

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Below: The I’lson stone crushing team will be back, working on the road through the events field.

Ilson Roadmaking Team

Below: Another new one for us is this 1915 Dennis fire engine on solid tyres, which is coming down from Aberdeen.

1915 Dennis Fire Engine

Below: The Stafford’s impressive Scammell articulated tanker will be making a return appearance, contrasting with the rather smaller Morris Commercial below it.

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Below: We will have the Allchin steam roller back, along with a number of early and interesting motor rollers.

Allchin Steam Roller

Below: The Wards are bringing the Yorkshire and Sentinel steam waggons.


Below: A contrast in Sentinel power – the mighty DG8…

Sentinel Steam Waggon 5

As I mentioned above, I’ll make a gallery of exhibits, which will then be updated with photos from the event to form an archive along the lines of previous events and galleries.  One not to miss though!