Old King Coal

Old King Coal

We are ending our Great North Festival Transport with our annual Old King Coal event. This community led event celebrates the regions mining heritage and…

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T&I News Week 13 2015...

T&I News Week 13 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 4th April A shorter posting this week, in anticipation of a plethora of postings as we get…

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A day out with No.18...

A day out with No.18…

On what turned out to be the first really spring like day of 2015 (i.e. it was warm enough not to need a coat, there…

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Beamish: Pair of Stratford-upon-Avon highways tip carts

T&I News Week 9 2014…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 8th March 2015  Its slightly alarming to find we are now well into March and still feel…

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T&I News week 4 2015...

T&I News week 4 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 31st 2015 Bus Restoration Below: This week we collected our second Leyland Cub, HL9621, from a location…

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More archive photos...

More archive photos…

New and interesting photographs continue to emerge from collections, online auctions and donations – here is a smattering of some of the recent material that…

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Remembering Frank Atkinson

Remembering Frank Atkinson

Since the sad news of the death of Frank Atkinson, the museum’s founding Director, we wanted to mark his contribution to the Transport and Industry…

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Looking back, looking forwards... Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

Looking back, looking forwards… Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

The title photo sums up much of what we try to achieve – to present to visitors a real sense of the past in tangible…

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T&I News Update - last one for 2014...

T&I News Update – last one for 2014…

Having started to number the weekly news posts, it is clear that something went awry and we are a little short on numbers – I…

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A new acquisition for the Colliery

A new acquisition for the Colliery

With the help of members of the Friends we were made aware of some interesting industrial relics in Northumberland. A 20ft set of workshop line shafting,…

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Colliery Engine Moves...

Colliery Engine Moves…

In anticipation of the arrival of a new locomotive in coming weeks and the forthcoming Christmas Festival at the Waggonway, we’ve been carrying out something…

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Narrow Gauge Developments (and meetings!) - November 2014...

Narrow Gauge Developments (and meetings!) – November 2014…

On Saturday we made a start with a new team formed to tackle narrow gauge projects on a volunteer basis, partly formed from staff and…

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T&I News Update Week 42 2014...

T&I News Update Week 42 2014…

Another mixed bag on the news front this week!  A good deal of work has also en taking place on our ‘Remaking Beamish’ development, with…

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T&I News Update Week 38 2014...

T&I News Update Week 38 2014…

Behind the scenes there is much planning taking place in anticipation of the winter maintenance period, which as ever will see a focus on the…

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On narrow lines...

On narrow lines…

We have a narrow gauge theme to this post… Below: Andy Martin visited us during the Power from the Past event, taking some stunning wet…

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Power from the Past 2014 - gallery now available...

Power from the Past 2014 – gallery now available…

Well, the event is now behind us but the Agricultural Festival has much more to give, and the events continue through the rest of the…

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Narrow Gauge Shunting...

Narrow Gauge Shunting…

In anticipation of the start of Power from the Past on Thursday, Matt and I have been preparing the various railways for the event.  Today…

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T&I News Update Week 32 2014...

T&I News Update Week 32 2014…

A bit of a mix this week (looking back at last week), starting with a look at the original Samson’s haunts at Cornish Hush… Samson…

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T&I News Update Week 30 2014...

T&I News Update Week 30 2014…

Well, its been a busy and slightly unusual week.  Tuesday morning saw the early starters arrive to find that vandals had paid us a visit…

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No.18 on test...

No.18 on test…

No.18 was in steam again today to enable Matt to test some modifications to the injector pipework to increase the amount of steam reaching the…

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T&I News Update Week 26 2014...

T&I News Update Week 26 2014…

Its been another of those weeks which starts with Monday and seems to reach Friday without any sense of the passage of time in between,…

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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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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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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 and T&I Update Mid May 2014...

RHEC and T&I Update Mid May 2014…

As usual, here is the usual round-up of news from the Transport side of things around the Museum.  More to follow next week… Below: Some…

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