Sunday 12 April 2015

2015 Great North Steam Fair

Sunderland 16 loading up just after the museum opened on 10th April, with Newcastle 114 arriving from the depot
The 2015 Great North Steam Fair at Beamish took place for four days from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th April. This event is one of the highlights of the year at The Living Museum of the North, and this year was no exception with a wide range of road and rail vehicles visiting over the fours days. The fair was blessed with bright and sunny weather, apart from the very last day which turned out to be wet. All the photos used in this report were taken during a visit to the event on Friday 10th April.

A 1913 AEC London B-type bus restored as a WW1 "Battle Bus" to commemorate the centenary of the Great War
A 1935 Oporto tram masquerading as South Shields 196 on the main street in the Edwardian Town at Beamish
A solid tyred 1915 Dennis fire engine from Aberdeen passing Ravensworth Terrace
Blackpool Marton Box car No 31 passing a 1929 Chevrolet lorry parked next to the bank in the Edwardian Town
A 1915 Robey traction engine towing a trailer on its way to perform a demonstation run around the site
Sunderland tram No 16 arriving in the Edwardian Town with a load of passengers from the museum entrance
A 1925 Vulcan VSC lorry (built in Southport) returning to the events field after a demonstration run
The Beamish replica Daimler bus arriving at the bus stop in the Edwardian Town street
An immaculate 1900 Allchin steam roller leaving the coaling yard at Beamish
A 1909 Yorkshire steam wagon preparing for a demonstration road run around the site at Beamish
Beamish's resident 1928 Northern SOS QL bus sitting in front of the tram depot in between demonstration road runs
The unique 1929 Sentinel DG8 eight wheel Tarmac steam lorry heading towards the Edwardian Town
One of the Beamish replica buses arriving at the pit village with a load of passengers
A 1928 Fowler road crane descending the steep hill down to the pit village
A 1931 Foden steam wagon arriving at the pit village to go on display next to the mine
An Erie steam shovel was giving demonstrations throughout the day

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