Category Archives: Picture of the week

Picture of the week : how standards have declined…

Contrary to popular belief, back in the 1950s, when standards were allegedly higher than today, it appears that it was middle-aged businessmen in suits who put their feet up on the seats. I visualise Mr Pinstripe as one of those … Continue reading

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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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Picture of the week: royals in Rochdale

Here’s another image from our ever-increasing online photo collection. This one’s the choice of Ruth Leach, our Interpretation Developer: Over the last year or so I’ve frequently turned to our image collection for inspiration for the Station Hall redevelopment. When I was … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: a dinosaur

We’re continuing to celebrate the launch of our new railway photos browser, and now it’s my turn to choose a photo from the collection. Britain’s railway companies have never been averse to celebrating their long history and heritage. 1930 marked … 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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