T&I News Post 8 2017...

T&I News Post 8 2017…

With less than a week to go until the 2017 Great North Steam Fair, most of our work is centred on the preparation for this…

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T&I News Post 4 2017...

T&I News Post 4 2017…

It has been half-term week at Beamish, alongside which numerous pre-season works have been underway.  Whilst we are a year-round attraction now, there is still…

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2016 Review of the year

2016 Review of the year

As has become customary, here is a brief review of 2016 and some of the highlights within the Transport & Industry/Site Support team.  Needless to…

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T&I News Week 35 2016...

T&I News Week 35 2016…

This week’s post is something of a scrapbook, covering some workshop and site works as well as last weekends Power from the Past enhanced transport…

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T&I News Supplement...

T&I News Supplement…

Here is a post to add some information on the forthcoming Power from the Past weekend (next weekend).  The dates for this have variously been…

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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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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 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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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 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 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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Another momentous day for Samson

Another momentous day for Samson

Another momentous day for Samson, with it raising steam for the first time – ever! Below: The needle creeps off the stop for the very first…

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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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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 44 2015...

T&I News Week 44 2015…

The weather hasn’t been entirely kind to our last weekend of enhanced transport here at Beamish, and with Newcastle 114 as the star attraction it…

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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 31 2015...

T&I News Week 31 2015…

There is quite a lot to catch up with this week, so her we go with the usual varied round of news from the T&I…

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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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T&I News Week 28 2015...

T&I News Week 28 2015…

Another week has passed by, and as ever it was a busy one in the T&I department at Beamish.  I spent a few days on the…

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