Author Archives: Mark Green, Web Producer, National Railway Museum

About Mark Green, Web Producer, National Railway Museum

Mark Green is Web Producer for the National Railway Museum, and former Web Content Coordinator for the National Media Museum.

Picture(s) of the week: a special day for the Shildon Works Band

Photographic volunteer Anne McLean selects her favourite photos from our collection. There are 1000s more photos to browse – all free for personal use under a Creative Commons license – on our main photos page. 8 November 1949 was a … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: cleaning the signals

It’s the turn of Belinda Morris, our Interpretation Manager, to choose a photo from our 4000-strong online collection: I remember coming across this image when I researched my first exhibition at the museum. What I love about it is the sense … Continue reading

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The secret messages revealed by our A4 loco restorers

During the work we’ve been doing to cosmetically restore LNER Class A4 60008 Dwight D. Eisenhower since it was repatriated from the US, we’ve uncovered a surprise: a list of names. In the US, Dwight’s motion was painted with several coats … Continue reading

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Amazing 3D photos of the London Underground from over 100 years ago

Update: scroll down for the 3D photos In honour of the 150th birthday of the tube, we’ve dug out these eerie pictures of Euston underground station, taken in 1908 – a year after the station was opened by the City and … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Liverpool 1881

We’re continuing to celebrate the launch of our new railway photos section. We added 500 new photos last week, so we’re up to over 4000 Creative Commons-licensed images from our collection that you can browse at leisure. It’s my turn to pick a Picture … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Diesel locomotive, 1957

To celebrate the launch of our new railway photos section with over 3500 Creative Commons-licensed images from our collection, our staff are choosing some one of their favourite photos for this blog. Here’s Peter Thorpe, Search Engine Visitor Assistant: This is a Brush Type 2 … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: The Great Hall of Euston station, 1890

We’ve just launched a new railway photos section on our main website, with over 3500 images from our gigantic photo collection. It’s only a tiny proportion of the over 1.75 million photographs we have in stores – we’re concentrating for … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: Thanks to those who kept Britain’s biggest rail celebration on track

This is one of a series of blog posts we’re bringing you during our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Steve Davies, Director of the National Railway Museum, writes: Bringing together Britain’s … Continue reading

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How a 78-year-old volunteer brought a steam engine back to life

This is one of a series of blog posts we’re bringing you during our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Matt Hick, Volunteer Officer, writes: Preparing a 109-year-old locomotive for Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: Britain’s biggest rail celebration is a real cause for national pride

This is one of a series of blog posts we’re bringing you during our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Emma Farley, Head of Marketing and PR at the National Railway Museum, … Continue reading

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