Station Hall: a week of changes

The changes to Station Hall came on in leaps and bounds last week. We installed a number of platform installations, graphics and collection items. Here are a few highlights:

Tuesday morning started with one of the box stacks being put into position in the Goods Yard. Eventually this stack will also house stories about working in a goods yard.

Tuesday morning started with one of the box stacks being put into position in the Goods Yard. Eventually this stack will also house stories about working in a goods yard.

On Wednesday and Thursday we started to put together the passenger platform installations. Here's a completed one, looking great in the new lighting that we installed before Christmas.

On Wednesday and Thursday we started to put together the passenger platform installations. Here’s a completed one, looking great in the new lighting that we installed before Christmas.

On Thursday we started to add some collection items to the displays. Here, Chris is setting one of the tables in our Midland Railway dining carriage.

On Thursday we started to add some collection items to the displays. Here, Chris is setting one of the tables in our Midland Railway dining carriage.

Late on Thursday night we hung these banners on the Royal Platform. On one side is the union flag, and as you can see the reverse has portraits of members of the royal family.

Late on Thursday night we hung these banners on the Royal Platform. On one side is the union flag, and as you can see the reverse has portraits of members of the royal family.

On Friday we laid our red carpet - fit for any king or queen!

On Friday we laid our red carpet – fit for any king or queen!

Between now and February, we’ll be finishing off a couple of the platform installations, continuing to install collection items, and adding more graphics to the space. We’ll also be installing the audio and AV elements, which will really bring the space to life. These include different soundscapes for each of the areas – things like hurrying footsteps along the Concourse, an official welcoming party amongst the royal trains and wheel tapping and coupling in the Goods Yard. You’ll also be able to watch excerpts from Nightmail in our Travelling Post Office, excerpts from Journey Inter-City in our Mark IID carriage, and the whole of John Schlesinger’s Terminus.

About Ruth Leach

I'm an Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum. I'm interested in social history - so for me, anything that puts people back in to railways is good news.
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