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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Opening of the New Colliery Lamp Cabin

Opening of the New Colliery Lamp Cabin

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