T&I News Week 34 2016...

T&I News Week 34 2016…

Having had a fortnight off, then a week catching up, there is quite a bit of content in this posting!  It is also worth mentioning…

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T&I News Week 30 2016...

T&I News Week 30 2016…

The summer holidays roll on and the site remains incredibly busy, no doubt assisted by favourable weather and perhaps the recent TV appearances on the…

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The Book of Samson...

The Book of Samson…

The latest book in the occasional series of titles dealing with the transport collections has arrived – The Book of Samson… It was written by…

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T&I News Week 27 2016...

T&I News Week 27 2016…

This last week brought with it some mixed weather, with scorching sunshine, a spectacular electrical storm and quite a bit of cloud too. Under these…

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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 21 2016...

T&I News Week 21 2016…

We start this week’s post with news of a new arrival in the shape of a Doxford Crane Tank.  This example is Roker, and whilst…

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WW1 Arrivals...

WW1 Arrivals…

Whilst we hadn’t planned a second round of First World War related activity in 2016, the opportunity to borrow some of the equipment belonging to…

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T&I News Week 19 2016...

T&I News Week 19 2016…

A mixed bag this week, catching up on various items that I haven’t posted for a fortnight or so… RHEC Below: The market stalls are…

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T&I News Week 18 2016...

T&I News Week 18 2016…

Another mixed week with news and event announcements in this post.  Its also been a week of training and travelling, which always makes things interesting! RHEC/Site Support…

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T&I News Week 16...

T&I News Week 16…

We have now moved out of the transport festival and into that bit of the season which offers something of a lull before the summer…

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Samson's running trials begin...

Samson’s running trials begin…

Today the running and commissioning trials of Samson began at Beamish.  Having made a static (in steam) appearance at the Great War Steam Fair, further adjustments have…

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T&I News Week 15 2016...

T&I News Week 15 2016…

With all of the recent excitement, it seems strangely out of habit to report on some of the projects that have quietly continued throughout the…

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WW1 Horse shunting...

WW1 Horse shunting…

The Horses at War event is in full swing this weekend and provided an opportunity to recreate scenes of shunting WDLR waggons using horse power….

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Lilla running dates...

Lilla running dates…

There are a number of opportunities to see the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway’s Hunslet 0-4-0ST Lilla in operation at Beamish in the coming weeks….

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GWSF through the lens of Dave Hewitt...

GWSF through the lens of Dave Hewitt…

Dave Hewitt very kindly sent through some of his images taken around the narrow gauge yesterday afternoon. We are already planning to develop the wood-sawing…

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T&I News Week 13 2016...

T&I News Week 13 2016…

This post was accidentally posted early and in incomplete form – a slip of the finger on the touch screen tablet!  However, due to the…

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Helps us out...

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway Helps us out…

A previous posting on the blog made reference to tube issues on a couple of the steam locomotives here.  Despite blanking, Edward Sholto’s continued to…

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T&I News Week 12 2016...

T&I News Week 12 2016…

Another busy week has been and gone and Easter weekend presents an opportunity for progress on a number of fronts away from the distraction/temptation of…

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T&I News Week 11 2016...

T&I News Week 11 2016…

This week presents another mixed-bag of news from around the site, as carried out by the Transport & Industry/Site Support teams.  A little bit of…

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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 51 2015

T&I News Week 51 2015

As there is a year-end review, I’ve kept this post very short – you will also spot the narrow gauge theme! Samson Below: Samson is…

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T&I News Extra December 2015...

T&I News Extra December 2015…

As a bit of a bonus, here is an additional news update for this week, to be followed by one next week then an intermission…

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T&I News Week 49 2015...

T&I News Week 49 2015…

There is something of a narrow gauge theme this week, and a focus on work within the warmth of the RHEC (Regional Heritage Engineering Centre). …

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Samson Progress...

Samson Progress…

Last Thursday was a significant one in Samson’s history – the boiler was subject to the insurance company hydraulic test (which it passed) and was…

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