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How would British Railways survive nuclear attack?

Today’s blog was written by Tom Hercock. He’s been working at the museum on a placement from the Master of Archives and Records Management Course at Liverpool University.  Archivists normally hate the media describing archives as “lost” and “discovered”. My only excuse … Continue reading

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The Great Gathering: a remarkable reunion of locomotives and boilers.

Whatever its fame and history, a locomotive can also be seen as a collection of skilfully designed, manufactured and maintained components, with the locomotives frames often considered the source of its identify, and other parts frequently swapped between different locomotives … Continue reading

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How to paint the world’s fastest steam loco

Today’s guest blog was written by Ian Hewitt from Heritage Painting, the great team who cosmetically restored Mallard and Dwight D. Eisenhower.  In spring last year we were asked by the museum to quote for the repainting of two LNER … Continue reading

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Current turntable star – HST (P), another East Coast legend

The High Speed Train prototype is now displayed on the turntable at our museum, having been restored to working order and repainted at East Midlands Trains’ depot at Neville Hill. The volunteers from ‘Project Miller‘ and staff of East Midlands Trains have … Continue reading

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How Mallard inspired a rock band

Hi, my name is Sam and I handle the social media channels for the museum. As we prepare for Mallard 75 celebrations, I’ve started to look at the many ways Mallard, the world’s fastest steam loco, has inspired people;  from appearing on … Continue reading

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Herman Booth’s cabin trunk

Recently, our request for donations of luggage led us to receive this beautiful trunk that dates from the early twentieth century and originally belonged to Herman Booth of Huddersfield. We would like to say a huge thank you to the … Continue reading

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What is your most memorable train journey?

I’m Sally Sculthorpe, an Assistant Interpretation Developer at  the National Railway Museum. I am a new member of the team working on the Station Hall redevelopment. In previous blogs we talked about our ambition to bring Station Hall to life … Continue reading

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