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Picture of the week: cleaning the signals

It’s the turn of Belinda Morris, our Interpretation Manager, to choose a photo from our 4000-strong online collection: I remember coming across this image when I researched my first exhibition at the museum. What I love about it is the sense … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday to a tiny railway with a big history

The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalling School – a model railway layout used to train real-life signallers  – recently celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day have-a go event here at the museum. On Friday, our director Paul Kirkman (below, … Continue reading

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The secret life of a museum exhibit

The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway signalling school layout (L&Y) was built in 1912 to teach railway workers the art of signalling trains. You might imagine that this training aid from the Edwardian age would have no place on the 21st … Continue reading

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