Monthly Archives: July 2010

Get in shape for the summer – the 1926 railway way

As part of “getting to know the collections”, staff in Search Engine (the NRM’s library and archive centre) come up with a Fact of the Day that they then circulate to the rest of the team. These can be about … Continue reading

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Out and about – Rails to the Sands in Cleethorpes

On 17th July I was invited to the opening of Rails to the Sands in Cleethorpes, the first exhibition mounted by the Miniature Railway Museum Trust. This takes a look at the phenomenon of seaside holidays and the subsequent growth … Continue reading

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737 takes the spotlight in the Great Hall

After Mallard’s move to Shildon, it was our plan to put the stunning South Eastern & Chatham Railway “D” class 4-4-0 loco No.737 and Pullman Carriage “Topaz” into its place in the Great Hall, for their space was required for … Continue reading

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Moving Waterloo Station

Some of you may know that in 2011 the NRM will be opening a dedicated Art Gallery space within the museum. This will showcase a programme of changing exhibitions featuring works from our own art collection as well as railway-inspired … Continue reading

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Conservation workshop: the Crimson Crab

We have recently placed LMS Crab No. 2700 in the conservation workshop at Shildon for Phil Anderson to work his magic on, returning the loco to LMS Crimson Lake – as it was when first built as 13000 with its … Continue reading

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The Experimental Advanced Passenger Train (APT-E) is now secure

When Locomotion opened in 2004, one of the major exhibits to be housed under cover for the first time was the iconic Experimental Advanced Passenger Train, otherwise known as APT-E. Since 2000, a loyal band of volunteers led by Paul … Continue reading

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Diesel fleet focus

Workloads are very heavy on all of us at the moment, so apologies for the lack of updates of late. However, I though readers might like to see some of the other motive power items of the collection with some … Continue reading

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