Beamish against a Steam Roller!

Beamish against a Steam Roller!

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L53 Arrives!

L53 Arrives!

26th may 2009 Beamish now has its first visiting tramcar! L53, the well known Eades reversible horse tram usually based at Heaton Park in Manchester…

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Water Cart progress (the wooden bits!)

Water Cart progress (the wooden bits!)

26th May 2009 This morning Shaun delivered the completed wooden frame, one days work to him! Produced from left over timbers from the lamp cabin…

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Shunting with Steam

Shunting with Steam

26th May 2009A burst of shunting activity in the colliery along with some extra ‘mileage’ upon which to run enabled John and I to shunt…

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'Out and About' with traction engine and steam roller

‘Out and About’ with traction engine and steam roller

26th May 2009 Last weekend was glorious and the museum enjoyed a good turnout of visitors. We had No.22 in steam on the Monday as…

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Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Afternoon

23rd May 2009 A quick roam around the site this afternoon revealed much preparation for next weeks Power from the Past event… Below: The Model…

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Water Cart Progress

Water Cart Progress

23rd May 2009 Just before I post the updates on the water cart, I have been sorting through the patterns David Young has made for…

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Road Engines Galore!

Road Engines Galore!

23rd May 2009 Over the last few evenings there have been a number of arrivals of engines in anticipation of the Power from the Past…

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National Tramway Museum 50th Birthday

National Tramway Museum 50th Birthday

23rd May 2009 Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations taking place at the National Tramway Museum…

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Rolling and Railing

Rolling and Railing

22nd May 2009 The last two days have been pretty frantic as various preparations are put in place for the Power from the Past event…

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General progress update

General progress update

18th May 2009 An early start saw several jobs carried out by lunchtime. Davy Sheen carried on painting the water cart. The tank is believed…

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Water Spray Cart progress

Water Spray Cart progress

15th May 2009 We’ve had a productive morning today! After clearing vast piles of patterns that were recently received (mostly ex Locomotion Enterprises stock from…

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Stanegate Restorations surveying

Stanegate Restorations surveying

15th may 2009 Ian and Sarah from Stangate Restorations & Replicas Ltd are in today, surveying a number of proposed jobs in order to help…

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Tramway News

Tramway News

15th May 2009 Sunderland tramcar No.16 has been lifted off its truck to enable various repairs to be undertaken, a thorough inspection to be carried…

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Water Cart Progress

Water Cart Progress

15th May 2009 Progress on the water cart is being made deliberately rapidly as I want to out shop this before the summer season (and…

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Steam Roller News Update May 14th

Steam Roller News Update May 14th

14th May 2009 Fiddler passed its hydraulic test successfully on Tuesday. In the photo below, Joe Moore (Zurich’s boiler inspector) and Vincent Allen pump the…

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Coffee Pot and Railway News

Coffee Pot and Railway News

14th May 2009 Work lately has centred around preparing exhibits for the forthcoming Power from the Past event (28 – 31st May – I hope…

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Roadmender's living vans

Roadmender’s living vans

14th May 2009 We are poised to take on loan from Tyne & Wear Museum a 1020 built roadmender’s living van, seen in the photos…

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Little Nut's snowplough

Little Nut’s snowplough

14th May 2009 The tale of Little Nut’s snowplough goes back some time. The first photograph below is our first awareness of the plough, being…

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Another water cart...

Another water cart…

14th May 2009 Yet another water cart! This time one which is engine/tractor hauled. We’ve had this cart for some time, it being stored on…

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Bowes Railway news

Bowes Railway news

General News – April 2009 The arrival of a new fork-lift truck has plus hire of a HIAB for a day has enabled various items…

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A day out in Yorkshire

A day out in Yorkshire

May 5th 2009 A recent visit to West Yorkshire to inspect a scarifier also presented the opportunity to look around the Armley Mills Industrial Museum…

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…

May 5th 2009 I thought a few photos of the rear rolls from the steam roller ‘Fiddler’ might be of interest. These rolls are unusual…

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Coffee Pot No.1

Coffee Pot No.1

May 5th 2009 I am now picking up Coffee Pot’s blog on this thread, for administrative purposes. Current progress at the boilermakers is such that…

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April track works

April track works

24th April 2009 Mark, Darren and Bob have started work on the far end of the colliery exchange sidings. The point in the foreground now…

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