Monthly Archives: September 2012

Station Stories: Gateshead Railway Club

As part of our ongoing Station Stories project we visited Gateshead Railway Club in pursuit of stories. We met a group of former railway workers who’d started work as young lads in the 1940s and worked together through to their … Continue reading

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Restoring a 1940s railway sign

If you’ve arrived here recently via our City Entrance (the one nearest the railway station), you’ll have noticed a newly restored sign just outside our front gate. This sign is believed to be original, and in place since the late … Continue reading

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Dogs as level crossing keepers

Came across this wonderful article in May 1952’s issue of the Railway Magazine recently. It describes an ingenious use of the family pet by a railway worker on a level crossing on the Montserrat mountain railway in Spain. When a … Continue reading

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Railway memories from Birmingham’s London Midland Railway Club Association, Tysley

Hello, I’m Verity and I’ve been working as an intern in the Exhibition and Design team for two months as part of my Masters course. I’ve been working on the Station Stories project. As part of this, I recently accompanied … Continue reading

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James Bond 007 lets the train take the strain

There are over 1.5 million photographs in our collection and there are quite a lot of images of road vehicles amongst them. That isn’t a surprise, as railway companies have always operated large numbers of vehicles for purposes such as local delivery of goods. However I can’t think of … Continue reading

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