Edward Sholto's Steam Test...

Edward Sholto’s Steam Test…

The owner of Edward Sholto has had the injectors for the engine overhauled, at some expense, to remedy the original reason for it being taken…

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T&I News Extra Week 24 2014...

T&I News Extra Week 24 2014…

It seems that we are busier than ever at the moment and it is hard to remember everything we have going on in the T&I…

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An Austin 10 joins the collection...

An Austin 10 joins the collection…

A new car has joined the working collection at Beamish, having been purchased from an accomplished car restorer in Staffordshire. The aim is to provide…

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Beamish's next accessible bus...

Beamish’s next accessible bus…

I have alluded to the new accessible bus that we are creating at Beamish, based on Leyland KP2 Cub Crosville No.716.  Here is a little…

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T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014...

T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014…

We are nearly halfway through the year now, and I have adopted a week number for the blog heading to differentiate general news from feature…

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Seaham Harbour Open Day

Seaham Harbour Open Day

The 22nd June saw a hugely popular open day at Seaham Harbour, featuring our own Coffee Pot No.17 and a chaldron waggon alongside a selection…

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T&I News update mid June 2014...

T&I News update mid June 2014…

A slightly different weekly report, just to ring the changes on endless workshop views that otherwise rather dominate the blog! You can also find new…

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This week's T&I News update...

This week’s T&I News update…

The weeks seem to pass faster and faster, this week being no exception and it is hard to believe it is Friday once again, with…

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T&I News update early June 2014...

T&I News update early June 2014…

There is lots to report on this week, both activity on site as well as coming up away from the Museum, plus a glance over…

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RHEC and Roll (er)...

RHEC and Roll (er)…

With all of the news about the future developments to the forefront of our minds, here is a look around at the projects that continue…

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A sketch of the future...

A sketch of the future…

As promised in an earlier post, here is a look at just some of the proposed developments that we hope to be creating at Beamish…

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An important announcement...

An important announcement…

Followers of this blog will know that for some time we have been developing our forward plan, looking at such areas as developing the Georgian…

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RHEC News Update...

RHEC News Update…

Another snapshot into life in the RHEC on a typical Friday…!!!  I will look at developments on R025 as part of the next ‘Rolling Restorations’…

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Transport & Industry: Updates from the RHEC and the site...

Transport & Industry: Updates from the RHEC and the site…

Here is a miscellany of bits and pieces that I haven’t fitted into some of the other recent posts here… RHEC Below: We haven’t mentioned…

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Samson Developments Mid May 2014 (including first test of engine unit!)...

Samson Developments Mid May 2014 (including first test of engine unit!)…

It has been a few weeks since I reported on Samson’s progress, so here is a synopsis of recent, exciting, progress… Below: The drain cocks…

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Samson - late spring progress...

Samson – late spring progress…

After a little break in the reports on Samson’s rapid construction, which in no way indicates an absence of progress (!), here is an update…

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Great North Steam Fair - a look back...

Great North Steam Fair – a look back…

Without a doubt the Great North Steam Fair last week was our best-ever transport event, receiving many favorable comments and seeing a huge variety of…

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Great North Festival of Transport - 2 events down, 1 to go...

Great North Festival of Transport – 2 events down, 1 to go…

The last two weeks have been busy preparing for and operating the first two four-day weekends of the Great North Festival of Transport.  With so…

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The Transport Festival Build up continues...

The Transport Festival Build up continues…

This morning the first of our visiting steam locomotives for the Festival of Transport arrived, in the shape of ‘Vulcan’, the former Vulcan works shunter…

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Rolling Restorations Part 4: Fowler DNAS Steam Roller 'Rambler'

Rolling Restorations Part 4: Fowler DNAS Steam Roller ‘Rambler’

I thought a post about a steam roller might ring the changes, with a look at the work being carried out on our 1931 built…

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Rolling Restoration Part 1: Barford & Perkins D4 Series No.R025...

Rolling Restoration Part 1: Barford & Perkins D4 Series No.R025…

Welcome to a new theme in the blog – looking at road rollers and associated equipment in all of its many shapes and sizes. The…

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Pockerley Waggonway and Manor Video

Pockerley Waggonway and Manor Video

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Trip to Beamish Town Video

Trip to Beamish Town Video

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Beamish Power from the Past video

Beamish Power from the Past video

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Beamish take on a Steam Roller!

Beamish take on a Steam Roller!

Tug of war between Beamish Museum and a Steam Roller.

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