Category Archives: Museum news

Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives

This post is written by our archive volunteers Jack Garside and Tania Parker Whilst sorting through the National Railway Museum’s archive collections we came across this poem written about an unusual topic;  the start of construction on the Dee Bridge, near … Continue reading

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A new home for cornerstone of Britain’s railway history

We have recently acquired a complete set of railway Parliamentary papers charting the official story of the birth of the railway network from 1837 up to the early 2oth century in 1906. These Parliamentary papers are a vital piece in the jig-saw … Continue reading

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Little Play Station for under 5s is now open!

Today’s post is written by our Learning Content Developer, Rozy Macaulay. At the National Railway Museum we have been busy developing a new and exciting space for our youngest visitors to discover the world of railways and our collection through … Continue reading

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The many guises of Flying Scotsman

Today’s post is written by Andrew McLean, our Head Curator. Of all the locomotives in the National Collection Flying Scotsman excites the most comment. For many she is the “most famous locomotive in the World” and should be resplendent in … Continue reading

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The Last Englishman is Laid Low

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. At 7am on 24 January 1965, Sir Winston Churchill’s immediate family gathered around the great man’s death bed, and by 8am the BBC had broadcast the news of … Continue reading

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Collision on Signal School Model Railway 

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. At 2pm on 17 January 2015, the School of Signalling Model Railway will restage a collision that happened near Heighington, North East England in 1949.

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Planning Winston’s Funeral Operation

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. 24 January 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. What is often forgotten is that staging the greatest state funeral since the death of … Continue reading

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