PftP - An Overview

PftP – An Overview

Power from the Past Here is a roundup of some of the things we were up to before and during the event… Below: A late…

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PftP - Contractors steam and Road Engines

PftP – Contractors steam and Road Engines

Power from the Past To illustrate engines in their correct settings and doing the work they were built for, a number were placed around the…

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PftP - Roadmaking

PftP – Roadmaking

Power from the Past On Thursday morning Tarmac delivered 40 tons of ballast which was then spread out ready for rolling. With the Daimler, Living…

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PftP - Horse Tram

PftP – Horse Tram

Power from the Past The Horse Tram, L53, was enormously popular with staff and visitors alike. A David Williams photo charter was organised around it…

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Beamish Power from the Past video

Beamish Power from the Past video

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Beamish against a Steam Roller!

Beamish against a Steam Roller!

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Beamish take on a Steam Roller!

Beamish take on a Steam Roller!

Tug of war between Beamish Museum and 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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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