Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ticking the Box

Sandhill Crossing is not one of Britain’s great rail locations; it is a quiet rail crossing on the Selby to Hull railway line; but its keepers hut is about to join the National Railway collection. Why? Britain’s railways were once … Continue reading

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Modernising the world’s oldest railway

Anyone visiting York by train over recent months is likely to have seen the new Network Rail building that is being constructed by the side of the track. This building is actually an essential part of  a new 15 year … Continue reading

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Current turntable star – HST (P), another East Coast legend

The High Speed Train prototype is now displayed on the turntable at our museum, having been restored to working order and repainted at East Midlands Trains’ depot at Neville Hill. The volunteers from ‘Project Miller‘ and staff of East Midlands Trains have … Continue reading

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Which Borough Market are we dealing with?

As regular readers of this blog will know, the museum is currently restoring the external fabric of Borough Market Junction Signal Box. The work is being funded through the generous support of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, especially the … Continue reading

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Scribbling on A4

In the early hours of April 29th 1942, York suffered its heaviest air raid of the War – 94 people were killed or fatally wounded. The railway facilities, being a crucial strategic transport hub, were heavily bombed. Amongst other damage, … Continue reading

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From the photo collection: unexpected finds

One of my favourite parts of my job is image research. We’re lucky to have a fantastic photographic collection here at the National Railway Museum, and you can see thousands of examples on our website. Through we can also … Continue reading

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