T&I News 16 2019...

T&I News 16 2019…

A short post this week – time having run away from us for a lengthier report! Bus Depot Below: David Watchman took these photos for…

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Old King Coal 2019...

Old King Coal 2019…

I thought a quick post showing some views of the Old King Coal event over the weekend might be of interest to readers… First of…

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T&I News 15 2019...

T&I News 15 2019…

There has been plenty to report on the blog lately – and this week is no different!  Anyone able to visit this coming weekend can…

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T&I News 14 2018...

T&I News 14 2018…

It’s been a busy week so far…  We have seen the return to steam of Glyder, No.18’s trip to Tanfield and the arrival of 813…

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Glyder returns to steam...

Glyder returns to steam…

Back in March 2012 the blog carried the news that Beamish would display two former Durham County Water Board two-foot gauge steam locomotives, named Ogwen…

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T&I News 13 2019...

T&I News 13 2019…

Its been a wet week at Beamish!  This hasn’t hampered any of the activities, but it has made it unpleasant at times – not least…

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Great North Steam Fair

Great North Steam Fair

I’m sure blog readers will be interested to see what is happening with the Great North Steam Fair this weekend – it would be fair…

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T&I News 10 2019...

T&I News 10 2019…

I start this post with a reminder that the Great North Steam Fair starts tomorrow!  Four very full days of veteran road vehicles, trams, buses,…

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T&I News 9 2019...

T&I News 9 2019…

Preparations are well underway for the forthcoming Great North Steam Fair.  Friday and Saturday last week were spent shunting the Colliery standard and narrow gauge…

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T&I News 8 2019...

T&I News 8 2019…

Apologies for the fairly lengthy gestation of this report – lots happening and a lot of work on Remaking Beamish to cover as well.  Our…

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T&I News 5 2019

T&I News 5 2019

A glance through the content of this post reveals just how varied the work is, and how much is going on, carried out largely by…

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T&I News 17 2018...

T&I News 17 2018…

A mixed assortment of news this week… Vehicles Below: Following the successful installation of the refurbished engine (with new, to this bus, block), the old…

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T&I News 10 2018...

T&I News 10 2018…

Welcome back to the Beamish Transport Blog… As many of you will know, the original site suffered some issues recently, not least an amount of…

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T&I News 9 2018

T&I News 9 2018

This posting is largely pictorial and includes a few random galleries relating to recent events etc. RHEC Below: The Model T team have stripped the…

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A professional photographic view of the GNSF

A professional photographic view of the GNSF

Professional photographer Dave Hewitt has once again sent through some of his superb images of the railway during the Great North Steam Fair… Many thanks…

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Great North (War) Steam Fair 2018

Great North (War) Steam Fair 2018

Unlike previous years, I’ve not had a chance to add much about the steam fair this year – so here is a small gallery of…

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Great North Steam Fair Preparations - Narrow Gauge Railway

Great North Steam Fair Preparations – Narrow Gauge Railway

With less than a week to go until the Great North (War) Steam Fair, Friday and Saturday have been spent preparing the Colliery area, largely…

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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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T&I News 18 2017...

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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