Category Archives: Rail vehicle collections

Ladies Only: researching the Southern Railway 4-Sub

Myself and others on my team have been doing some research about the vehicles on display in the Great Hall here at York. One of the vehicles I’ve been looking at is the Southern Railway (SR) 4-sub, number S8143S. I … Continue reading

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Bringing the Prototype HST back to life

January 2012, and the prototype High Speed Train power car is getting closer and closer to roaring back into life thanks to the hard work of the 125 Group, the benevolent staff of East Midlands Trains at their Neville Hill … 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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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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Mallard 75: moving a loco 75 feet sideways and 1800 miles east

How to move something that weighs over 100 tons 75 feet sideways and then about 1800 miles to Halifax, Canada – over twice the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats? So that then all you need to do is … Continue reading

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The HST prototype project: strides forward

40 years ago the High Speed Train was delivered from concept to testing in only 22 months. 40 years later, the 125 Group’s Project Miller – the restoration to working order of the surviving original HST prototype power car, number … Continue reading

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Preparing for Railfest

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 The sun is shining and a whole team … Continue reading

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