Category Archives: Railfest 2012

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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Railfest 2012: the pre-event dinner

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 Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs at Science … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: one day to go

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 Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs at Science … 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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Railfest 2012: readying the prototype HST

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 Sometimes the idea of working in a museum … Continue reading

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The Life and Career of Percy Wilson

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 While doing research for Railfest 2012, I have … Continue reading

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Sailing into speculation: Spooner’s Boat – the Mrs Gaskell connection?

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 Railway history is littered with the most surprising … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012 – celebrating speed

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 When people talk of the ‘greats’ of the … Continue reading

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