Monthly Archives: January 2014

Captain Bill and the ‘Old Lady’

Captain W G (Bill) Smith VRD, RNVR, is not a name that many people, outside of the world of railway preservation, have heard of.  But Bill, an important railway pioneer, is memorialised in two locomotives and a set of nameplates, … Continue reading

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The Permanent Way by Stanhope Forbes

Stanhope Forbes’ poster ‘The Permanent Way’ is unusual among railway posters in that it doesn’t show an idyllic holiday destination or stylish engine whooshing through a scenic landscape. It shows the railway workers who kept the lines running; laying, checking … Continue reading

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A new look for King’s Cross Station

Last May we shared a blog talking about the King’s Cross redevelopment project, though it hadn’t yet reached the final stage it had won an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in the area of conservation. Following the renovation of the original station … Continue reading

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Ten Years since the end of the Travelling Post Office

Today’s guest blog was written by Sarah Carr from the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) and looks at the history of the Travelling Post Office.  Ten years ago today the Royal Mail’s Travelling Post Offices (TPO) undertook their final journey. … Continue reading

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