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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T&I News Week 49 2016...

T&I News Week 49 2016…

We are now on the run into Christmas, with the site busy with visitors and the workshops advancing various projects which, working week-wise, don’t have…

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T&I News Update Week 47 2016...

T&I News Update Week 47 2016…

We’re back - for now at least!  Here is a quick catch-up on recent news from the T&I department… Narrow Gauge Railway Below: Since the last…

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T&I News Week 41 2016...

T&I News Week 41 2016…

Its been a while since I posted, in part this is due to all of the various projects underway but in the main because, as…

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River Mite to visit Beamish in 2017...

River Mite to visit Beamish in 2017…

Whilst April 2017 seems a very long way off, time is rapidly passing and exhibits are being invited to what will be the Great North…

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Tramcar Mileages 2016...

Tramcar Mileages 2016…

In lieu of a news roundup from last week (as I didn’t get a chance to take any photographs!), here is something much more interesting! …

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T&I News Week 35 2016...

T&I News Week 35 2016…

This week’s post is something of a scrapbook, covering some workshop and site works as well as last weekends Power from the Past enhanced transport…

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T&I News Supplement...

T&I News Supplement…

Here is a post to add some information on the forthcoming Power from the Past weekend (next weekend).  The dates for this have variously been…

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T&I News Week 34 2016...

T&I News Week 34 2016…

Having had a fortnight off, then a week catching up, there is quite a bit of content in this posting!  It is also worth mentioning…

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More Hire Locomotives Announced Part 2

More Hire Locomotives Announced Part 2

Some exciting news that I am sure has been eagerly awaited by many, Matt Ellis our Keeper of Transport reports on our latest hire locomotive….

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More hire locomotives announced... Part 1

More hire locomotives announced… Part 1

As has been hinted on this blog previously, we have been looking for additional motive power for Rowley Station and the Colliery, to enable us…

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A new tram heading for Beamish...

A new tram heading for Beamish…

Some news that I am sure will be of interest to readers of the blog… It is a joint press release and you can also find…

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Model T Programme Update...

Model T Programme Update…

An update on the Model T programme seems timely, starting with a review of recent activities on these projects. Crewe Tractor Below: For the Museum’s…

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The Book of Samson...

The Book of Samson…

The latest book in the occasional series of titles dealing with the transport collections has arrived – The Book of Samson… It was written by…

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Tramway Letter Boxes

Tramway Letter Boxes

We recently received the donation of a tramcar letterbox, originating from Newcastle and once attached to a tramcar as a means of supplementing the postal…

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T&I News Week 28 2016...

T&I News Week 28 2016…

This week we take a look at the RHEC activities, which continue unabated whilst the site is busy with visitors and the anticipated school holiday…

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T&I News Week 27 2016...

T&I News Week 27 2016…

This last week brought with it some mixed weather, with scorching sunshine, a spectacular electrical storm and quite a bit of cloud too. Under these…

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T&I News Week 26 2016...

T&I News Week 26 2016…

Two weeks have rolled by since the last posting of T&I news, the weeks seemingly passing at an ever-quickening rate!  The team are currently assisting…

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T&I News Week 24 2016...

T&I News Week 24 2016…

Before a news report, a reminder for anyone thinking of coming to Beamish this weekend that it is the Somme commemoration and we are operating…

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