Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween at the museum

Did you know the museum’s haunted? As people around the country look for scary films and even scarier costumes to match I thought it fitting to share these images that were collected over the years by a former member of … Continue reading

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Railway historian’s research legacy begins new life

We have teamed up with the Railway & Canal Historical Society (R&CHS) to create a new research tool based on the work of esteemed railway historian Alan Jackson. Jackson wrote many books in his lifetime and, as part of his … Continue reading

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Preparation for Locos in a different light

Today’s guest blog is written by Nic Schneider from York College. For more info on Locos in a different light check our website. Tomorrow we will be setting up for the annual lighting competition and I hope to give you a … Continue reading

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Travelling with the A4s, a model story.

Today’s guest blog was written by Simon Kohler from Hornby. During our Autumn Gathering, Simon talks about the effect the A4s have had on both his personal and professional life. I well remember seeing my first A4 locomotive. It was … Continue reading

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Winners announced: Landscape Photographer of the Year

I’m currently working on our next art gallery exhibition, which is a little different to previous exhibitions. We’re working with the Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year competition to showcase some stunning railway photography. The Network Rail Lines in … Continue reading

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Free event: Coming Home From the Front Line – wartime ambulance train travel

The National Railway Museum archive and library collections reveal what it would have been like for patients, doctors and nurses to travel on ambulance trains during wartime. The below image shows a basic ambulance train; sometimes these were nothing more … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day 2013

Since 1994 National Poetry Day has engaged millions of people with poetry through a range of live events and web-based activities. For the last two years we’ve been sharing railway related poems on our SoundCloud account that have been submitted … Continue reading

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