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Having a locomotive named after you is no small honour—Lorna Hogger explores why two bear Eric Treacy’s name.
Curator Anthony Coulls shares some photos from his railway holiday.
See engine cleaning from an artist’s viewpoint with this beautiful painting from our art collection.
Well, not entirely true – you wouldn’t want to see hours in front of the computer screen, or people sitting in meetings, or the hours travelling to or from York!
Getting a working locomotive back to its gleaming best is no mean feat – thankfully, the National Railway Museum has plenty of enthusiastic volunteers on hand to help.
Lorna Hogger explores connections between symbolist art and the railways in our art collection.
Back to school for our rail operations team as they undergo shunting and driving training.
The staff in Search Engine at the National Railway Museum have unearthed some weird and wonderful “facts”—enjoy!
A new exhibition looks at the phenomenon of seaside holidays and the subsequent growth of pleasure railways in association with seaside resorts—an area not hitherto well-covered in the heritage world.
The Great Hall says goodbye to Mallard and welcomes another historic locomotive.
In anticipation of our new gallery space, we faced the challenge of moving on of the larger paintings from our collection.
Take a look behind the scenes in the conservation workshop at Shildon, as LMS Crab No. 2700 gets some TLC.