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 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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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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T&I News Post 11 2017...

T&I News Post 11 2017…

This week we look at the vehicles in and around the workshops, these being the subject of the efforts of various teams of staff and…

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T&I News Post 10 2017...

T&I News Post 10 2017…

There has been a bit of a quiet spell on the blog lately – partly as not too much ‘new’ news occurred to report and…

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Samson's visit to Wales...

Samson’s visit to Wales…

It has been an eventful few weeks, though I apologise that blog coverage has been a little stifled lately.  It has another small extension of…

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T&I News Post 9 2017...

T&I News Post 9 2017…

We look at a couple of projects in a reasonable amount of depth in this post, in order to give them coverage they had otherwise…

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GNSF - Looking back...

GNSF – Looking back…

Well, nearly two weeks have passed since the whirlwind that was the 2017 Great North Steam Fair.  The event can be considered to have been…

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GNSF Day 3 2017...

GNSF Day 3 2017…

What a contrast in weather!  Day three has been spectacularly busy, perhaps one of the busiest days we’ve had for a steam fair.  We start…

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GNSF 2017 Day 2...

GNSF 2017 Day 2…

A sunny start was soon solid cloud for the day (the sun returning at around 6pm!), but the event got into full swing and so…

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GNSF 2017 Day 1...

GNSF 2017 Day 1…

It has been a busy day at Beamish, and with so much to get ready, not many photos were captured, but for what it is…

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Preparations for the GNSF 2017...

Preparations for the GNSF 2017…

Planning the Great North Steam Fair takes a great deal of preparatory work by a range of staff and volunteers.  As a result, there are…

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T&I News Post 8 2017...

T&I News Post 8 2017…

With less than a week to go until the 2017 Great North Steam Fair, most of our work is centred on the preparation for this…

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T&I News Post 7 2017...

T&I News Post 7 2017…

A double-post this week, to round things off and catch up with news around the team… Plus the sun shone for some photos to be…

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T&I News Post 6 2017...

T&I News Post 6 2017…

This time there is a little less from the workshops and a bit more from the sunny outdoors (sunny – not warm!)…  This post covers…

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T&I News Post 5 2017...

T&I News Post 5 2017…

There is quite a bit to report in this post, after a short break on the blog…  We start with work taking place in the…

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T&I News Post 4 2017...

T&I News Post 4 2017…

It has been half-term week at Beamish, alongside which numerous pre-season works have been underway.  Whilst we are a year-round attraction now, there is still…

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Out on the road...

Out on the road…

It has been a little while since I’ve been out on the road to look at potential visiting exhibits or objects we may consider bringing…

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