Monthly Archives: July 2012

Station stories: bringing the goods depot back to life

This post was written by Alice Coltman, a volunteer working on our Station Hall redevelopment project. In its working life, Station Hall was the Sundries Goods Depot for York. To reflect that history, we’ve created a goods depot area in … Continue reading

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Drawing of an artificial leg from Crewe

Welcome to the second instalment in my series of occasional posts about items from our archives. Our archive stores contain around one million engineering drawings. Most of these are designs for locomotives, carriages and wagons, ranging from general arrangement drawings of an entire vehicle … Continue reading

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The railway that brought the beach to your bathroom

Think that a week relaxing at the beach is good for you? In the early 1900s, visiting the coast for a dip in the sea was thought to cure all manner of ailments. But what happened when the summer season … Continue reading

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The HST prototype project: strides forward

40 years ago the High Speed Train was delivered from concept to testing in only 22 months. 40 years later, the 125 Group’s Project Miller – the restoration to working order of the surviving original HST prototype power car, number … Continue reading

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The National Railway Museum’s first ever smartphone app

I’m Cheryl Knight and I am an Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum. I have been lucky enough to spend the last few months working on a very special and exciting project: the National Railway Museum’s first ever smartphone … Continue reading

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Station Hall lighting workshops

A few weekends ago, we ran a lighting workshop in Station Hall. The workshop was inspired by the student lighting competitions that we’ve run for the last three years, and is part of our ongoing redevlopment of Station Hall. Students from around … Continue reading

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