Monthly Archives: September 2011

LMS Steam Weekend: applying LMS varnish fix transfers

Over the past 15 months, we’ve been restoring the 5987 LMS 3rd Class Corridor Brake. Our original plans for a Period III livery scheme (1940-49) were changed when Adrian Ashby, painter and leader of the Duchess support crew, had the … Continue reading

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Shuttles are go

Well, I’ve not blogged since May I find, somewhat embarrassingly! We’ve been busy with the Station Hall project, then holidays and yard operations have somewhat taken over. I’ll try and be more regular as the autumn approaches and things slow … Continue reading

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“Get him books not a bicycle!” – Victorian leisure in the Hackworth family archive

I have just started a new project to catalogue the papers of the pioneering northern railway family, the Hackworths. The archive covers in detail the design and manufacture of early locomotives from the time of the Rainhill Trials onwards, and brings to life some fascinating … Continue reading

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Painting conservation for The Art of Advertising exhibition

As part of our preparation for The Art Of Advertising, the next exhibition in the brand new art gallery, we currently have a number of paintings and posters undergoing conservation. I recently went to visit one of the conservators to … Continue reading

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