T&I News Week 39 2015

T&I News Week 39 2015

We have quite a mixed bag this week – I’m trying to sweep up various bits of news and occurrences in one post! One last…

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Forgotten Engines...

Forgotten Engines…

Sometimes you need a few days away!  My Dad and I thus set a weekend to do some ‘steam stuff’ and this combined a trip…

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Samson on the rails...

Samson on the rails…

With the rolling frames of Samson more or less completed, we took the opportunity today to take them down to the narrow gauge railway and…

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More Narrow Gauge news...

More Narrow Gauge news…

There has further narrow gauge activity at Beamish this week – here is a video of our riveting activity last week followed by an overview…

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Samson construction latest...

Samson construction latest…

Its been a busy week! As the other recent posts reveal, activity can come in bursts, and last week was no exception for Samson, with…

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T&I News Week 32 2015...

T&I News Week 32 2015…

A slightly shorter post this week – mortgaging the available space we have available at present for storage of the blog and the rather large…

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T&I News Week 30 2015...

T&I News Week 30 2015…

Though the day to day demands of the summer holidays places the support teams under a great deal of pressure (not least due to the…

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More on Samson...

More on Samson…

Since the arrival of Samson’s components a few weeks ago, David (and Chris) have been busy progressing the project – as was seen in the previous…

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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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T&I News Week 25 2015...

T&I News Week 25 2015…

Its been a very busy week, and some items will be posted separately over the coming week (if I get a chance!), so here is a quick…

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Samson's wheels finished!

Samson’s wheels finished!

Some fantastic news from Statfold Barn, with the completion of Samson’a driving wheels being unveiled. Below: These three views show the rolling chassis assembled and…

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Samson's lining...

Samson’s lining…

When discussing Samson’s livery, as has been covered in this blog previously with the recording of the application of the paintwork to the bunkers, it…

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Glyder to be steamed at Beamish...

Glyder to be steamed at Beamish…

In 2012 the ‘Indiana Three’ returned to the UK.  Ex Penrhyn Quarry narrow gauge locomotives Winifred, Ogwen and Glyder returned from long exile in the…

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Those were the weeks that were...

Those were the weeks that were…

Before the blog gets back into the routine of restoration and news reports, I thought a post to tidy up various lose ends might be of interest.  The…

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Sunshine and Quarry Hunslets...

Sunshine and Quarry Hunslets…

With the Horses at Work weekend ahead, and all of our railways (including the wooden waggonway) in operation, Matt E and I spent the afternoon preparing Edward…

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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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T&I News Week 12 2015...

T&I News Week 12 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 28th March 2014  This week we have a fairly full posting, reflecting lot of work in the…

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T&I News Week 11 2015...

T&I News Week 11 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 21st March 2015 Another busy week behind us and with the weather warming up and projects on…

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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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Painting Samson - Part 1: Paintwork

Painting Samson – Part 1: Paintwork

I thought readers might be interested in following the painting stages of Samson as we begin the final stages of construction and gather the many…

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T&I News Week 8 2015...

T&I News Week 8 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 28th February 2015  With a number of other posts in preparation when the rather hectic diary allows,…

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T&I News Update Week 7 2015...

T&I News Update Week 7 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday February 21st 2015 Site work Below: The signalbox at Rowley Station is now nearing completion, with the…

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Great North Steam Fair 2015... Part 1

Great North Steam Fair 2015… Part 1

So, the Great North Steam Fair is but 9 weeks or so away and as ever, the pages of this blog will record just some of…

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T&I News Week 3 2015...

T&I News Week 3 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 24th January 2015 Here is a mixed presentation of news from the team this week, covering site activities and progress…

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Narrow gauge musings...

Narrow gauge musings…

Reportable news has been a bit thin on the ground over the last week or so – as I don’t want to endlessly repeat the…

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