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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Samson Boiler Construction Completed...

Samson Boiler Construction Completed…

Matt and I had a productive couple of days at Bridgnorth working with the SVR team on Samson’s boiler.  This is now complete and awaits…

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T&I News Week 45 2015...

T&I News Week 45 2015…

Anyone who as well as following the blog also follows the Museum’s other social media will not have failed to notice that Saturday the 14th…

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The Model T Programme...

The Model T Programme…

We are looking forward to a heavy and focussed workload in the RHEC over the coming years, as present projects are completed and new ones…

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T&I News Week 42 2015...

T&I News Week 42 2015…

Dare I say we’ve been very busy lately?!  It seems to be a repetition that hardly need occur, but in recent weeks has been particularly…

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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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