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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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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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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Sheffield 264's first day in service...

Sheffield 264′s first day in service…

After over a decade out of passenger use, Sheffield 264 has returned to passenger service following the completion of its overhaul and stunning repaint. The…

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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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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 5 2016...

T&I News Week 5 2016…

Its been another busy couple of weeks, with lots happening and little opportunity for blogging!  However, here is the usual roundup of news from the last…

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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 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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264's testing continues...

264′s testing continues…

The extensive testing of Sheffield 264 continues, the aim being to carry out all remedial work before the tram re-enters Road 1 for completion of…

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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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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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A Seddon joins the fleet...

A Seddon joins the fleet…

As hinted at on this blog recently, we have added to the collection of vintage vehicles available to staff for use as part of their…

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T&I News Week 47 2015...

T&I News Week 47 2015…

The motoring theme started in the last post continues this week with news of developments within the collections here at Beamish.  This won’t be the…

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T&I News Week 46 2015...

T&I News Week 46 2015…

This week we have something of a road vehicle theme, as we look at a number of projects currently underway at Beamish or on our…

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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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