T&I News 20 2017...

T&I News 20 2017…

There has been a bit of an interruption to blog posts lately – the site is to be migrated to a new server and so…

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T&I News 15 2017...

T&I News 15 2017…

Where are the weeks going?  I can’t believe it is late July now and the summer, so much anticipated, is now well underway (and raining!). …

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T&I News Post 5 2017...

T&I News Post 5 2017…

There is quite a bit to report in this post, after a short break on the blog…  We start with work taking place in the…

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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 Week 41 2016...

T&I News Week 41 2016…

Its been a while since I posted, in part this is due to all of the various projects underway but in the main because, as…

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T&I News Week 24 2016...

T&I News Week 24 2016…

Before a news report, a reminder for anyone thinking of coming to Beamish this weekend that it is the Somme commemoration and we are operating…

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T&I News Week 22 2016...

T&I News Week 22 2016…

Things might have seen a little quiet lately, but nothing could be further from the truth – its just finding time to write the blog…

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T&I News Week 8 2016...

T&I News Week 8 2016…

Running behind again, here is a review of the last fortnight, compiled over that period and therefore possibly a little disjointed! West Hartlepool Harbour &…

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T&I News Week 4 2016

T&I News Week 4 2016

My apologies to those who have missed the blog for the last week or so.  The completion of a manuscript for a book detailing Samson’s…

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T&I News Week 48 2015...

T&I News Week 48 2015…

A more diverse range of news for this report – I am struggling to keep the posts up to date with the work actually taking…

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T&I News Week 38 2015...

T&I News Week 38 2015…

Well, autumn seems to have arrived - golden leaves are appearing across the Museum and we’ve been basking in warm sunshine for over a week!  Rain last week did…

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T&I News Week 36 2015...

T&I News Week 36 2015…

I’ve been off site quite a bit over the last two weeks so here is a quick summary of news for the blog, with the…

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T&I News Week 33 2015

T&I News Week 33 2015

As there are a number of other detailed reports appearing, this week’s T&I news is a shorter one. Below: The new entrance board to the…

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Steam Locomotive Restoration and Construction

Steam Locomotive Restoration and Construction

Its been some time since we had a detailed look at two of our big railway projects – the restoration of Dunrobin and the construction of…

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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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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 Week 45 2014...

T&I News Update Week 45 2014…

Last week saw progress on a number of fronts, so here are some of them in a slightly delayed report for the week… Roadmending and…

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T&I News Update Week 44 2014...

T&I News Update Week 44 2014…

This week we look at our two main transport contracts – Dunrobin and 716 (the Leyland Cub) where significant progress has been made over the…

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T&I News Update Week 39 2014...

T&I News Update Week 39 2014…

A mixture of workshop news and operations this week – with the first weekend marking our enhanced transport activity around site, something which will be…

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T&I News Update Week 34 2014...

T&I News Update Week 34 2014…

Whilst the Power from the Past event was at the forefront of our minds over the weekend, other work has progressed too.  Notable amongst this…

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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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Dunrobin Cylinder Block Progress...

Dunrobin Cylinder Block Progress…

In between all things ‘event’, I thought a quick update on Dunrobin might be of interest.  Work is progressing in a number of areas: Phase…

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Dunrobin - a last look for 2013...

Dunrobin – a last look for 2013…

Thanks to the editor of Heritage Railway Magazine, Robin Jones, we are able to bring you the article on Dunrobin that I wrote and was…

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Dunrobin's headlamps...

Dunrobin’s headlamps…

I was very pleased to find and purchase this image on e-bay two weeks ago – it is a fine study of 4085 Dunrobin upon…

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Dunrobin - December update...

Dunrobin – December update…

Its been a while since Dunrobin was mentioned here, but work has continued on the project.  On Tuesday I had a sortie down to Bridgnorth…

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