Monthly Archives: March 2011

New finds from the NRM archives: Brunel and atmospheric railways

Whilst working on a recent cataloguing project funded by the Business Archives Council, I uncovered some fascinating new information about two key unresearched items in our collection. Reading through the pages of two unidentified diaries titled ‘diary number one’ and … Continue reading

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Railway tourist guides: part 2

Read part 1 of this blog post From the end of the 19th century the railway companies steadily increased the marketing of their networks to entice the tourist and holidaymaker. When talking of railway advertising, many people automatically tend to … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman: successful out-of-frames steam test

Earlier this month we were thrilled to announce that Flying Scotsman’s boiler has successfully passed its out-of-frames steam test. For anyone who missed the news, here’s a selection of photos from the happy event. More at the Flying Scotsman website. If you’re … Continue reading

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A warning to trainspotters (part 2)

Just a quick follow up to my posting of a couple of weeks ago on the trainspotters warning sign from Nine Elms locomotive depot. I have since managed to track down a series of photographs showing the state of the depot … Continue reading

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