Crich (National Tramway Museum) Visit

Crich (National Tramway Museum) Visit

10th July 2009 A day trip to Crich saw Leeds 399 and Paisley 68 in passenger service on a glorious summers day. Below: In the…

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Street Watering Cart update

Street Watering Cart update

13th July 2009 Dave Young has completed the wooden spray box for the horse drawn street watering cart and this is temporarily fitted to the…

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Water Cart Update

Water Cart Update

13th July 2009 Davy Sheen has been assembling the water cart in time for it to accompany the steam roller to Newcastle City Centre on…

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Beamish Rural District Council is born!

Beamish Rural District Council is born!

13th July 2009 Phil Anderson, sign-writer, has been in today working on the steam roller and water cart in readiness for their appearance in Newcastle…

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Beamish's Navvies

Beamish’s Navvies

13th July 2009 An update on the station track relaying programme. The lads have reached the curve and as the first photo in the sequence…

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Rails in the Rain!

Rails in the Rain!

3rd July 2009 A quick Friday afternoon glimpse of this weeks tracklaying progress. I guess this is about a third of the way along and…

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Black Country Museum

Black Country Museum

29th June 2009 Whilst in the West Midlands a quick visit to the Black Country Museum was possible. The last few visits have been in…

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40s Weekend in the Severn Valley

40s Weekend in the Severn Valley

29th June 2009 Whilst in the West Midlands at the weekend I took the opportunity to visit the awesome Severn Valley Railway. A lifetime favorite…

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Locomotion at Tyseley

Locomotion at Tyseley

29th June 2009 Locomotion arrived safely at Tyseley last Wednesday and took part in three days steaming as part of the venue’s open weekend. It…

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Track and Tram Progress

Track and Tram Progress

25th June 2009 Today has been another gloriously hot day and a number of projects have made some significant steps forward… Below: Sunderland 16 has…

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Locomtion Leaves...

Locomtion Leaves…

24th June 2009 Last night Locomotion departed for Tyseley (Birmingham) where it is taking part in their annual open weekend. It will be in steam…

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A visit to Banks

A visit to Banks

24th June 2009 Yesterday a group of us headed for Southport and a visit to the village of Banks where the workshops of Johnsons and…

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The British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum

24th June 2009 Whilst visiting Banks, the opportunity was taken to visit the British Commercial Vehicle Museum at nearby Leyland. This is a museum devoted…

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Around and about the museum

Around and about the museum

22nd June 2009 Under a threatening sky and in oppressive heat the various projects in hand proceed apace. Below: As the 360 digger retreats eastwards…

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513 - Running again!

513 – Running again!

22nd June 2009 News is filtering from Blackpool that 513 will be running at the Lancastrian Transport Trust’s ‘Totally Transport’ event in Blackpool next Sunday….

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Birkenhead Tramway

Birkenhead Tramway

22nd June 2009 I called in at Taylor Street depot on the Birkenhead Tramway, home of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society, yesterday. This is a…

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Das Boot!

Das Boot!

22nd June 2009 At the Woodside Ferry Terminal Merseytravel have relocated the German U-Boat U534 to a new display adjacent to the terminal and tramway…

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Future Projects?

Future Projects?

19th June 2009 There will always be a long list of ‘one day projects’ to carry out at Beamish, but here is a selection of…

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Wooden trough for street watering cart

Wooden trough for street watering cart

19th June 2009 Dave Young brought in the wooden trough for the street watering cart this morning, for trial fitting to the brackets and supply…

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Trams - 2010

Trams – 2010

19th June 2009 You read it here first! 2010 is looking like being a fantastic year for tram enthusiasts. In the late summer we can…

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NCB Gates

NCB Gates

19th June 2009 Yesterday I sauntered over to Bowes to drop off two ex NCB gates that were surplus to requirements at Beamish… Below: The…

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Rain!

Rain!

19th June 2009 A few more pictures showing what the recent rain has done around the site!

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Trackwork Update

Trackwork Update

19th June 2009 Progress on the NER demonstration line proceeds at quite a pace, though the torrential rainfall lately has turned the trackbed into a…

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Sunderland Tram 16 Progress

Sunderland Tram 16 Progress

19th June 2009 Work on the Sunderland 16 is cracking on, as seen in the photos below. The Beamish Tramway Group, museum staff and Stanegate…

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Sunday Steaming

Sunday Steaming

16th June 2009 Here are a selection of views taken on Sunday when Michael Davison and Guy Rutter steamed their respective engines and roaded them…

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