Beamish Great North Steam Fair starts today

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THE Great North Steam Fair at Beamish starts today.

The four-day spectacular will include vehicles of all shapes, sizes and colours.

Most of the museum’s steam vehicles will be in action or out on view, alongside a host of other attractions.

A replica Georgian steam engine will give rides on Pockerley Waggonway.

At Rowley Station, the passenger service will be hauled by Baxter, built in 1877 by Fletcher Jennings and on loan from the Bluebell Railway. North Norfolk Railway’s locomotive, Y7, will work on the colliery line alongside the museum’s own recently restored Coffee Pot No.1.

The Colliery Yard will host a working narrow gauge railway with diminutive shunting engines Paddy and Chaloner.

There will also be a display of vintage vehicles, tug of war, model-making and steam-themed science activities.