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Beamish Museum: Regional Resource Centre exterior exhibits

At Beamish Museum, there are a number of large exhibits positioned on the small lawn outside the Regional Resource Centre (RRC), in the west of the site. Shaped like a triangle, the lawn is bordered by the tramway to the east, the tram depot to the south west, and the RRC building to the north west.

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All exhibitsEdit

Steam shovelEdit

Object location54° 53′ 08.57″ N, 1° 39′ 53.28″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

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Dominating the lawn is the giant steam shovel, positioned on the north west side (nearest the RRC), and oriented so that the shovel arm points south east.

National Coal Board No. E2Edit

Object location54° 53′ 08.8″ N, 1° 39′ 53.13″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 
  • A 1909 built Siemens-Schuckert type 4wWE electric shunting engine (Works No. 455) is mounted on a small piece of track, immediately to the NE of the steam shovel.

Gas engine & Industrial pipeEdit

On the south west (tram depot) edge sited side by side, there's a gas engine built by Crossley and a section of industrial pipework.

Gas engineEdit

Object location54° 53′ 07.85″ N, 1° 39′ 53.05″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

Industrial pipeEdit

Object location54° 53′ 07.68″ N, 1° 39′ 52.91″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

Pump wheelEdit

Object location54° 53′ 08.58″ N, 1° 39′ 52.16″ W  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 

In the middle of the eastern edge (the tramway side) is a wheel, presumed to be from a colliery pump.