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Teachers on track

This is a guest post written by three student teachers on their Settings Outside of School placement; Christopher Prior, Danny Reynolds and Martin Blenkinsop. Hi! We’re three aspiring trainee teachers from York St John University and we spent a week … Continue reading

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My grandad used to drive that!

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles Bob Gwynne. ‘My grandad, (or sometimes my dad) used to drive Mallard’, is not infrequently heard from visitors to the National Railway Museum. For a change though we were … Continue reading

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The elegance of modernity

This is a guest post by Graphic Designer Rob Derbyshire. The common visual language used to depict railways in design often harks back to the romanticisms of British steam. The three-quarter view of a heroic locomotive thundering down the mainline … Continue reading

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Installing Parallel Tracks

This is a guest post by Exhibition Officer Naomi Collett As Exhibition Officer, one of my main responsibilities is to manage the changeover of the museum’s exhibitions.  This happens every four to six months, and is always one of the … Continue reading

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The making of Parallel Tracks

This is a guest blog post by artist Andrew Cross On 1 July, around 6.30pm, I was standing on Main Street in the small Kentucky Town of La Grange. I had just arrived having spent the day travelling from London. … Continue reading

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How I learned to love Trainspotting

This is a guest post written by our interpretation developer, Jamie Taylor Earlier in the year we launched a national campaign to collect stories and photographs for our Trainspotting season. It‘s been my job to look through all of the … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the National Railway Museum

This is a guest post written by one of our summer placement volunteers, Monica Bottin I graduated from the University of Venice in April 2014 and began looking for a placement in the UK, as I was eager to improve … Continue reading

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