Monthly Archives: May 2011

34 amazing Flying Scotsman models – vote for your winner!

Voting is now open in our Flying Scotsman make-a-model competition. Head straight to, browse through photographs of all the amazing Flying Scotsman models we’ve been sent, and vote for your favourite. If you’re visiting the National Railway Museum in … Continue reading

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Weekend Signalling School at the Museum

The National Railway Museum is famous for its collection of locomotives and carriages, but perhaps not so famous for its collection of signalling equipment. Not surprising, really: railway signalling is a complex subject that mystifies most rail enthusiasts, let alone … Continue reading

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On Location with Rocket

Last Friday was one of the more unusual occurrences in my job: location filming with a locomotive from the collection. Quite often staff are called to be interviewed at York or Shildon for television or radio. But this time, Windfall … Continue reading

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Displays & exhibitions in Search Engine

Last week, Alison mentioned the royal train related material which was going on display over the weekend to mark the Royal Wedding. Below are a few images of the exhibits that were on show for visitors to browse – including posters, drawings and photographs. Display of Royal train … Continue reading

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If you’re sick on the train . . .

This is something I had to share with you. People often complain of air, car or sea sickness, but train sickness is a less widely reported phenomenon. It does affect a lot of people though, especially with modern tilting trains. … Continue reading

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