Trackwork Update

Trackwork Update

19th June 2009 Progress on the NER demonstration line proceeds at quite a pace, though the torrential rainfall lately has turned the trackbed into a…

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Sunderland Tram 16 Progress

Sunderland Tram 16 Progress

19th June 2009 Work on the Sunderland 16 is cracking on, as seen in the photos below. The Beamish Tramway Group, museum staff and Stanegate…

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Sunday Steaming

Sunday Steaming

16th June 2009 Here are a selection of views taken on Sunday when Michael Davison and Guy Rutter steamed their respective engines and roaded them…

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Out and about in the region

Out and about in the region

16th June 2009 Following on from the previous blog posting, here are some shots taken at Bowes and the NRM’s Locomotion at Shildon on the…

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Rail Restorations North East at Shildon

Rail Restorations North East at Shildon

16th June 2009 This post is a little delayed as it relates to a visit made two weeks ago, but I just hadn’t got around…

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15th June 2009 Dave Young, fresh from his holidays, set to with some work on the steam roller, including the gauge glass fittings and injector…

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It doesn't rain, it pours...

It doesn’t rain, it pours…

15th June 2009 Just a few hours ago we were basking in hot sunshine! About an hour ago the clouds released a downpour like Beamish…

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Around and about at Beamish

Around and about at Beamish

12th June 2009 Here is a quick photographic roundup of one or two of the things going on here… Below: Fresh from the foundry is…

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Track Renewal Progress

Track Renewal Progress

12th June 2009 The track lads and Komatsu gang have made rapid progress on the station branch, with the line through the cutting now dismantled…

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Beamish on Friday

Beamish on Friday

12th June 2009 After a few days of pretty indifferent weather, today has been a hot one. While wandering about on site the following scenes…

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1st June 2009 Here are a selection of views from the Power from the Past event, suitably ‘photoshopped’…

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Iron Ore to Consett

Iron Ore to Consett

1st June 2009 We were recently sent a selection of black and white photographs by Mr Tony Johnson. Amongst them were these views taken along…

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PftP - Furniture Van

PftP – Furniture Van

Power from the Past During the event the horse team, fresh from their antics on the horse tram, took the furniture van, Rington’s tea van…

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PftP - An Overview

PftP – An Overview

Power from the Past Here is a roundup of some of the things we were up to before and during the event… Below: A late…

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PftP - Contractors steam and Road Engines

PftP – Contractors steam and Road Engines

Power from the Past To illustrate engines in their correct settings and doing the work they were built for, a number were placed around the…

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PftP - Roadmaking

PftP – Roadmaking

Power from the Past On Thursday morning Tarmac delivered 40 tons of ballast which was then spread out ready for rolling. With the Daimler, Living…

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PftP - Horse Tram

PftP – Horse Tram

Power from the Past The Horse Tram, L53, was enormously popular with staff and visitors alike. A David Williams photo charter was organised around it…

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L53 Arrives!

L53 Arrives!

26th may 2009 Beamish now has its first visiting tramcar! L53, the well known Eades reversible horse tram usually based at Heaton Park in Manchester…

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Shunting with Steam

Shunting with Steam

26th May 2009A burst of shunting activity in the colliery along with some extra ‘mileage’ upon which to run enabled John and I to shunt…

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Water Cart progress (the wooden bits!)

Water Cart progress (the wooden bits!)

26th May 2009 This morning Shaun delivered the completed wooden frame, one days work to him! Produced from left over timbers from the lamp cabin…

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'Out and About' with traction engine and steam roller

‘Out and About’ with traction engine and steam roller

26th May 2009 Last weekend was glorious and the museum enjoyed a good turnout of visitors. We had No.22 in steam on the Monday as…

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Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Afternoon

23rd May 2009 A quick roam around the site this afternoon revealed much preparation for next weeks Power from the Past event… Below: The Model…

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National Tramway Museum 50th Birthday

National Tramway Museum 50th Birthday

23rd May 2009 Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations taking place at the National Tramway Museum…

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Road Engines Galore!

Road Engines Galore!

23rd May 2009 Over the last few evenings there have been a number of arrivals of engines in anticipation of the Power from the Past…

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Water Cart Progress

Water Cart Progress

23rd May 2009 Just before I post the updates on the water cart, I have been sorting through the patterns David Young has made for…

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