News from the Industry and Maintenance Teams

News from the Industry and Maintenance Teams

In a varied blog post, and my first for some time, I thought I would begin with a recent addition to the museum’s collection. Museum…

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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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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 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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T&I News Post 3 2017...

T&I News Post 3 2017…

There are a couple of updates this week, so we start with the NER station… Rowley Station Below: Regular volunteer Peter has made two replica…

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T&I News Post 2 2017...

T&I News Post 2 2017…

This week features a brief snapshot of news items, taken around the Museum during the last working week.  A great deal of other work is…

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T&I News 2017 Post 1...

T&I News 2017 Post 1…

Hello and welcome to 2017!  This is the first news post, which I intend to label by number rather than week of the year –…

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2016 Review of the year

2016 Review of the year

As has become customary, here is a brief review of 2016 and some of the highlights within the Transport & Industry/Site Support team.  Needless to…

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T&I News Week 51 2016...

T&I News Week 51 2016…

It is a shorter post today I’m afraid – largely as the run-down to the end of the year is seldom quiet!  There will also…

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Beamish Industrial Narrow Gauge Engineers...

Beamish Industrial Narrow Gauge Engineers…

Here is a report on the volunteer narrow gauge projects from Keeper of Transport Matt Ellis.  I’ve added images and captions to his report to…

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