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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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MOR Music: Music On Rails – Spotlight on Plumhall

We recently met up with Plumhall, who will be performing at our MOR Music: Music On Rails festival on Saturday 6 September. Here’s what they had to say: What genre of music do you play and what/who inspires your songwriting? … Continue reading

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The Million Go Forth: Early Railway Excursions

This is a guest post written by Susan Major What was it really like for ordinary people? When I started exploring topics for my research degree I wanted to investigate what the new 19th century railways in Britain meant to … Continue reading

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Music on Rails – expect a musical treat!

On Saturday 6 September, the National Railway Museum along with MOR Music will be hosting a family friendly music extravaganza called Music on Rails. As a huge supporter of local music, I am particularly excited about this upcoming event, especially … Continue reading

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Taff Vale locomotive goes home for the day

“You should have come in earlier, we had a locomotive outside”. The barman at ‘Mischief’s Café Bar’ who served our coffees was talking to one of his daytime regulars. This was near the Coal Exchange on Cardiff Docks. The Coal … Continue reading

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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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