Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who is the most interesting person you’ve met on a train?

Station Hall will tell the story of train journeys that are special and ordinary – the once in a lifetime trip and the daily commute. All train journeys can be shaped by the people you meet. It might be a conversation … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: record breakers meet to dwell on former glories

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Bob Gwynne, our Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles, … 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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Listing a 4000-strong photographic collection

Over the last year a team of volunteers has been working hard to list a collection of approximately 4000 photographic prints acquired from the former North Eastern Railway Headquarters in York (now the Cedar Court Grand Hotel). These have been … 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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