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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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 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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T&I News Week 9 2014...

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 4 2015...

T&I News week 4 2015…

Covering the period up to and including Saturday 31st 2015 Bus Restoration Below: This week we collected our second Leyland Cub, HL9621, from a location…

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T&I News Week 1 2015...

T&I News Week 1 2015…

Hello and happy new year!  Welcome to the first blog post for 2015, which starting very much as we finished last year, looks at some…

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Looking back, looking forwards... Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

Looking back, looking forwards… Review of 2014, forecasts for 2015

The title photo sums up much of what we try to achieve – to present to visitors a real sense of the past in tangible…

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T&I News Update Week 43 2014...

T&I News Update Week 43 2014…

Its been a particularly busy week, with lots happening right across the Transport & Industry operation.  Separate posts cover some of the activities in the Colliery…

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T&I News Update Week 42 2014...

T&I News Update Week 42 2014…

Another mixed bag on the news front this week!  A good deal of work has also en taking place on our ‘Remaking Beamish’ development, with…

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T&I News Update Week 39 2014...

T&I News Update Week 39 2014…

A mixture of workshop news and operations this week – with the first weekend marking our enhanced transport activity around site, something which will be…

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T&I News Update Week 38 2014...

T&I News Update Week 38 2014…

Behind the scenes there is much planning taking place in anticipation of the winter maintenance period, which as ever will see a focus on the…

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T&I News Update Week 37 2014...

T&I News Update Week 37 2014…

We’ve missed a few weeks with the regular reports, so here is a quick round up of happenings over the last few days in the…

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T&I News Update Week 30 2014...

T&I News Update Week 30 2014…

Well, its been a busy and slightly unusual week.  Tuesday morning saw the early starters arrive to find that vandals had paid us a visit…

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T&I News Update Week 26 2014...

T&I News Update Week 26 2014…

Its been another of those weeks which starts with Monday and seems to reach Friday without any sense of the passage of time in between,…

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T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014...

T&I News Update Week Week 24 2014…

We are nearly halfway through the year now, and I have adopted a week number for the blog heading to differentiate general news from feature…

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RHEC News Update...

RHEC News Update…

Another snapshot into life in the RHEC on a typical Friday…!!!  I will look at developments on R025 as part of the next ‘Rolling Restorations’…

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