T&I News 19 2017...

T&I News 19 2017…

Welcome back!  After a few weeks break, posts are now resumed… Whilst I was enjoying a week in Wales, then at home and finally at…

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Ryan adds the lettering

T&I News 18 2017

Paul has been enjoying a few weeks away from the office so a different author for this post. The school holidays are still in full…

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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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No.18's little holiday...

No.18′s little holiday…

We have found ourselves in something of a spot – with the early departure of Portbury to cover a motive power shortage at its home…

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T&I News Week 21 2016...

T&I News Week 21 2016…

We start this week’s post with news of a new arrival in the shape of a Doxford Crane Tank.  This example is Roker, and whilst…

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T&I News Week 18 2016...

T&I News Week 18 2016…

Another mixed week with news and event announcements in this post.  Its also been a week of training and travelling, which always makes things interesting! RHEC/Site Support…

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T&I News Week 16...

T&I News Week 16…

We have now moved out of the transport festival and into that bit of the season which offers something of a lull before the summer…

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Winter slumber ends...

Winter slumber ends…

Half term arrives next week, with the first day of nine days of Museum activity beginning tomorrow (Saturday).  A project called ‘Just one spark’ is…

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T&I News Week 42 2015...

T&I News Week 42 2015…

Dare I say we’ve been very busy lately?!  It seems to be a repetition that hardly need occur, but in recent weeks has been particularly…

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T&I News Week 39 2015

T&I News Week 39 2015

We have quite a mixed bag this week – I’m trying to sweep up various bits of news and occurrences in one post! One last…

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Samson's wheels finished!

Samson’s wheels finished!

Some fantastic news from Statfold Barn, with the completion of Samson’a driving wheels being unveiled. Below: These three views show the rolling chassis assembled and…

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News from the Fairground and Colliery

News from the Fairground and Colliery

Regular, visitors may have noticed the lack of steam at the Fairground this week. This has been caused by a broken stud in the fire…

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Glyder to be steamed at Beamish...

Glyder to be steamed at Beamish…

In 2012 the ‘Indiana Three’ returned to the UK.  Ex Penrhyn Quarry narrow gauge locomotives Winifred, Ogwen and Glyder returned from long exile in the…

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