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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T&I News 12 2019...

T&I News 12 2019…

This week we have another eclectic mixture of projects, all of which have been progressing within the Regional Heritage Engineering Centre (RHEC) or which will…

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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 7 2019...

T&I News 7 2019…

The inevitable focus this week is on the arrival of Box 40 from Blackpool, and its subsequent commissioning prior to entering service at Beamish.  I’ve…

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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 1 2019

T&I News 1 2019

Welcome to the blog in 2019. Here we have the annual summary of tramcar mileages as well as an update of what is going on…

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T&I News 18 2018

T&I News 18 2018

For this post we have an eclectic mix of projects from the workshops and out on site… Rowley Station Below: With the assistance of the…

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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 15 2018...

T&I News 15 2018…

More updates on ongoing projects and maintenance this week… The RHEC is making headway on a number of fronts, some of which are smaller jobs…

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T&I News 13 2018...

T&I News 13 2018…

This week we see progress on vehicles and rolling stock – the high mileages of the bus and tram fleet being particularly noticeable at this…

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T&I News 11 2018...

T&I News 11 2018…

More news from the RHEC in this post…  On site work continues to repaint the Colliery screens/winder house building.  The school holidays have begun too…

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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 7 2018... *UPDATED*

T&I News 7 2018… *UPDATED*

With Easter only a matter of days away now, and the forthcoming Great North Steam Fair also on the very near horizon, a huge amount…

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