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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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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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Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?

This is a guest post by Associate Archivist Alison Kay and the National Railway Museum volunteer team. Hundreds of railway companies have existed over the last 200 years, with even very recent companies fading into distant memory. The British railway industry has always … 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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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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MOR Music: Music On Rails – Spotlight on Vinnie & the Stars

Last week we met up with Craig Whitehead (lead singer of Vinnie & the Stars) to discuss their upcoming performance at our Music On Rails festival. Here is what he said: What type of music do you perform and how … Continue reading

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MOR Music: Music on Rails – Spotlight on The Rodeo Falls

We recently caught up with The Rodeo Falls, who will be performing at our MOR Music: Music On Rails festival on Saturday 6 September. Here’s what they had to say: What is the band’s background and how did you form? … Continue reading

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