Great North Steam Fair

Great North Steam Fair

I’m sure blog readers will be interested to see what is happening with the Great North Steam Fair this weekend – it would be fair…

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T&I News 10 2019...

T&I News 10 2019…

I start this post with a reminder that the Great North Steam Fair starts tomorrow!  Four very full days of veteran road vehicles, trams, buses,…

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T&I News 9 2019...

T&I News 9 2019…

Preparations are well underway for the forthcoming Great North Steam Fair.  Friday and Saturday last week were spent shunting the Colliery standard and narrow gauge…

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T&I News 8 2019...

T&I News 8 2019…

Apologies for the fairly lengthy gestation of this report – lots happening and a lot of work on Remaking Beamish to cover as well.  Our…

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T&I News 7 2019...

T&I News 7 2019…

The inevitable focus this week is on the arrival of Box 40 from Blackpool, and its subsequent commissioning prior to entering service at Beamish.  I’ve…

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Remaking Beamish: Bus Depot

Remaking Beamish: Bus Depot

One of the next elements of the Remaking Beamish programme to be commenced is a new, purpose-designed, bus depot.  The work on site has already…

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T&I News 5 2019

T&I News 5 2019

A glance through the content of this post reveals just how varied the work is, and how much is going on, carried out largely by…

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T&I News 18 2018

T&I News 18 2018

For this post we have an eclectic mix of projects from the workshops and out on site… Rowley Station Below: With the assistance of the…

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T&I News 17 2018...

T&I News 17 2018…

A mixed assortment of news this week… Vehicles Below: Following the successful installation of the refurbished engine (with new, to this bus, block), the old…

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T&I News 16 2018...

T&I News 16 2018…

This week’s post is more of an interim one as I haven’t been around the site as much during the week… Steam Operations Below: Rambler,…

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T&I News 15 2018...

T&I News 15 2018…

More updates on ongoing projects and maintenance this week… The RHEC is making headway on a number of fronts, some of which are smaller jobs…

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T&I News 14 2018...

T&I News 14 2018…

A good deal of news from the machine shop this week…  The Dandy coach is also progressing well, with varnishing and cosmetic detailing underway whilst…

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T&I News 13 2018...

T&I News 13 2018…

This week we see progress on vehicles and rolling stock – the high mileages of the bus and tram fleet being particularly noticeable at this…

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T&I News 12 2018...

T&I News 12 2018…

A shorter report this time – just to bring readers up to date on the items reported in post number 11… Rowley Station Below: The…

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T&I News 11 2018...

T&I News 11 2018…

More news from the RHEC in this post…  On site work continues to repaint the Colliery screens/winder house building.  The school holidays have begun too…

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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 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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