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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Foster Showman's Engines

General T&I news from the RHEC…

With so much going on out on site, with the Festival of Transport dominating, I haven’t reported much on our other activities.  We have had…

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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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Pit Pony Stables open for business!

Pit Pony Stables open for business!

Although the museum site has been covered in mist for the past few days our Old King Coal celebrations and the opening of the Pony…

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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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Pit Pony Stables almost complete!

Pit Pony Stables almost complete!

The Pit Pony Stable project is now nearing completion, ready for its grand opening on 29th March. Over the past few weeks the building has…

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Transport & industry News Update - Pre Season 2014...

Transport & industry News Update – Pre Season 2014…

Here is a smattering of news from the Transport & Industry department at Beamish.  The main focus at the moment is getting ready for the…

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The tub track installed, work has now started to lay the cobbled surface of the Stable Yard

Pit Pony Stables on track

As reported in the last Pit Pony Stables update work is now progressing with tub track in the stable yard. Tracks such as these provided a…

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More T&I Activity around Beamish *Updated*...

More T&I Activity around Beamish *Updated*…

In this post we will have a look around the site, and RHEC, at some of the other projects taking place that haven’t been looked…

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No.18 'Lewin' Miscellany...

No.18 ‘Lewin’ Miscellany…

A lot has been reported on the blog re the restoration of No.18.  Like all projects, there always seems to be bits and pieces that…

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Colliery Stables Update

Colliery Stables Update

Completion of the stables is getting closer which, given the weather, the ponies will be glad of. Shaun has been busy in the joiners shop…

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News from the Colliery

News from the Colliery

A lot of joinery work has been going on in the Colliery over the last few weeks. Not only in the Stables but also Hetton…

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The origional stables at Rickless Drift

News from the Colliery Stables

Helped by the recent dry weather work on the stable roof has moved along very quickly. In fact, it seems we have got the roof…

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News from the Colliery

News from the Colliery

Since the completion of the brick work the Colliery Stables site has been quiet. Contractors have been constructing the timber a-frames offsite and this week…

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The coal, below the machines, with the hand cut face.

Coal still being mined in the North East

After a kind invitation from Banks Mining I was able to visit their Brenkley Lane surface mine in Northumberland. The impressive site is set to be…

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Opening of the New Colliery Lamp Cabin

Opening of the New Colliery Lamp Cabin

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