Monthly Archives: November 2013

Slow Train to Switzerland

Today’s guest blog was written by the author Diccon Bewes. It covers the journey he made researching his new book ‘Slow Train to Switzerland’, following in the footsteps of an intrepid 19th Century holiday maker.   I needed to see a train. … Continue reading

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the 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention 9-10 November 2013

The carriage restorer’s convention is an annual event and it is about restoration and networking with restorers from all over the UK. Our museum hosted the very first convection in 1999 and we were delighted when we were asked to … Continue reading

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From our collection: landscape photography

While we were putting together our latest exhibition with the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, I took the opportunity to look at how some of the photographs in our collection had captured similar compositions.    

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Our poster collection is growing

The National Railway Museum posters are a captivating collection comprising more than 11,300 items dating from 1804 to the present day. The collection includes examples from the pre-grouping railway companies, the Big Four, British Railways and some items from private … Continue reading

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How to paint the world’s fastest steam loco

Today’s guest blog was written by Ian Hewitt from Heritage Painting, the great team who cosmetically restored Mallard and Dwight D. Eisenhower.  In spring last year we were asked by the museum to quote for the repainting of two LNER … Continue reading

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Mallard 75 – the story so far

It’s been an amazing year as over 200,000 people from across the world have joined us here in York to celebrate Mallard’s world steam speed record. I’ve been following the progress of the A4s since I saw Dominion of Canada … Continue reading

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