Saturday, 11 September 2010


Last weekend the Beamish Cog railway was running for the museums event called the Great North Steam Fair. The running weekend had four steam locos and 1 electric loco in action. The guest from Ireland came but sadly with no diesel. However the guest was pleased with krokidile as he had a drive of it. On Thursday morning four locos were out of the shed being prepared for four days hard work.

A busy loco shed with four locos.
This event also decided which engine was engine of the month!

Koppel 2 is now back in steam and ran flawlessly over the four days.

Visiting WREN "Nathan" gave a helping hand over the four days
and was the winner of the ENGINE OF THE MONTH competition.

Everything was ready. The ticket stand in the exhibition.
We got 1700 passengers over the the four days, the same as power of the past event!!

First train of the day. Koppel backs down on the train.

WREN "Nathan" is turned on the turntable.

While all of this was happening the engine shed was looking rather empty!

A quiet scene at Dipwood Halt with koppel 2 in the loop waiting for the train to arrive and to take charge over it.

Some pics of the exhibition A under construction traction engine.

5 inch unfinished v2.
Will it have outside steam pipes as some of the v2's didn't and some did.

The engine that started of the railwaysFour rockets in 7 1/4, 31/2, meccano
and if you look closely the fourth one is on top of the 71/4 rocket tender.

A nicely finish steam boat.

Parts of a steam loco.

Vertical boilers.

This shay loco is the first none rack loco to climb the rack railway.

RC boats.

0-6-0 saddle tank engine.

2-4-0 side tank engine.

0-6-0 side tank Bridget.

Newest engine to the fleet is Jessie standing next to a LMS guards van.

All pictures of members and the railway in the early days.

A busy scene at Dipwood Halt.

Here is some views of the museum. traction engine "Mary Margret" .

Newly painted tram 31 hauls a full load of passengers from the town.

The blue circle hauls a train of Charlton wagons.

visiting traction engines down in the colliery.

issin sid a compressed air engine is seen working down in the colliery.

Coffee Pot and Sir Vincent have a quick break between duty's in the colliery.

Future projects for the museum?

Back at the railway the latest addition to the signal box is this fire bucket.

Krokidile ran flawlessly over the four days and
was in action for the guest from Ireland.

Koppel 2 waiting to go down the rack railway.

Visiting WREN "nathan" sits in the loop waiting to take charge of the train.

Koppel sits in the loop.

WREN golden jubilee waits for the off with
WREN "nathan" sits in the loop waiting to take charge of the train.

WREN departs Dipwood Halt in clouds of steam.

Gathering speed.

Crossing the points of Dipwood Halt.

Off in to the distance.

When the train stoped for water we gave the passengers a bit history
about the railway and the group.

Waiting for the off from the water stop.

WREN sits in the loop blowing of steam merrily.

Nathans namepalte

Two of my favourite pics.
The two WRENS sit next to each other at the end of the day.


Do I give way to you?!

WREN "NATHAN" departs the station.

Rack engine climbs rack railway.

koppel flys by!

WREN "NATHAN" crosses rack bridge. Note how full the train is with passengers.

The railway has no more running days for 2010.

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