Easter road steam at Beamish

Easter road steam at Beamish

12th April 2009 Michael Davison brought his 1889 built Marshall Traction Engine ‘Mary Margaret’ to operate over the four days of the Easter period. Working…

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Easter Evening

Easter Evening

12th April 2009 No.22 basks in the warm evening sun after another day’s work in Beamish colliery, probably playing to the largest crowds yet.

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Colliery Atmosphere

Colliery Atmosphere

29th March 2009 No apologies for presenting a further selection of images taken around the colliery railway today…

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Off the Rails!

Off the Rails!

29th March 2009 It was bound to happen! Whilst ‘exploring’ some of the recently exposed sidings to the rear of Francis Street, 22 pushed the…

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Beamish Steam Mule

Beamish Steam Mule

24th March 2009In order to train museum staff in steam skills, a training engine is being constructed by David Young and myself to reflect various…

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News update 24th March 2009

News update 24th March 2009

26th March 2009 Lots has been going on, as the following photos and captions reveal… Above: Earlier today No.22 took part in the opening of…

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Water Spray Cart

Water Spray Cart

25th March 2009 Work has started on a street watering cart, a vehicle that has sat in store at Beamish for many years. I have…

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NER Autocar

NER Autocar

24th March 2009 Introducing the North Eastern Railway Autocar: From time to time one is offered the opportunity to join a trust as part of…

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NER Autocar

NER Autocar

24th March 2009 Introducing the North Eastern Railway Autocar:

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Colliery Steam

Colliery Steam

21st March 2009 This morning I shot a short and fairly poor quality film on my compact camera, showing No.22 at work in the colliery….

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Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum

17th March 2009 Whilst visiting the boilermaker, David Young (my companion for the day) and I called in at Bradford Industrial Museum. This a wide…

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Boilers!

Boilers!

Just a quick note to remind readers that the Coffee Pot blog on the main Beamish website is now being updated regularly and includes images…

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Mystery Object!

Mystery Object!

Mystery Object revealed!!! You may remember I asked if anybody knew what the black tank on wheels might be used for – here is an…

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More Movies!

More Movies!

12th March 2009 Here are two more films, a preview of the horse tram that is visiting in May, and a short clip of our…

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Beamish Movie

Beamish Movie

12th March 2009 Here is the first of, hopefully, a number of short films taken on my camera (whence the low-grade quality) that I will…

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Bowes Update

Bowes Update

10th March 2008I paid a quick visit to Bowes today to talk to Derek Young who is building the roadmenders hut. This is a terrific…

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Colliery Steam

Colliery Steam

9th March 2008We’ve just completed our first full operating weekend on the revived colliery railway. It’s a bit short at present but over the next…

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Summerlee Heritage Park

Summerlee Heritage Park

1st March 2009On the way South, I called in at Sumerlee Heritage Centre at Coatbridge, half an hour East of Glasgow. Reopened in 2008 after…

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Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums

28th February 2009Two museums in one day, and both free! Starting with the recently refurbished (at the cost of £27.9million!!!) Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, followed…

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Scottish Mining Museum

Scottish Mining Museum

27th February 2009Today, first port of call during a dash around southern Scotland, was the Scottish Mining Museum at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in…

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Beamish Transport Blog February 2009

Beamish Transport Blog February 2009

19th February 2009 The Scheme returned today to assist in relocating some items from the Robert Stephenson Trusts vacating premises on South Street, Newcastle. Whilst…

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Beamish Transport Blog - February 2009

Beamish Transport Blog – February 2009

February 2nd 2009 What a difference a day can make! As I write these notes, the site has been closed due to heavy snow, which…

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Beamish Transport Blog - January 2009

Beamish Transport Blog – January 2009

Transport Blog 2009 Firstly, Happy New Year to all those following this blog, and welcome to any new readers. Well, here’s to a new year…

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Transport News 2008

Transport News 2008

Hello and welcome to a new Blog detailing, in an informal and random sort of way, the activities associated with the transport collections at Beamish….

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1871 Coffee Pot No.1 Rebuild

1871 Coffee Pot No.1 Rebuild

Welcome to this new Blog, which will chart the restoration to steam of what has become affectionately nicknamed ‘The Coffee Pot’.  Thanks to substantial HLF…

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