Monthly Archives: April 2014

Taff Vale locomotive goes home for the day

“You should have come in earlier, we had a locomotive outside”. The barman at ‘Mischief’s Café Bar’ who served our coffees was talking to one of his daytime regulars. This was near the Coal Exchange on Cardiff Docks. The Coal … Continue reading

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Researching the trainspotters

Today’s blog was written by Amy Banks, our Interpretation Developer, and looks at some of the work being done to prepare an upcoming exhibition at the Museum. I’ve recently been investigating the subject of trainspotting which will be the focus of … Continue reading

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Crème de la Crème

One of our fantastic volunteers, Tania, looks at the extraordinary measures British Railways took to test their ice cream. 

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How 4 ½ million servicemen drank tea at York Station

Today’s guest blog is written by our fantastic volunteer, Alexandra Baker, who has written about the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ canteen at York Station during WW1.

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Model students mark record for world’s oldest working model railway

Associate Curator Russell Hollowood  talks about the world’s oldest working model railway. March 2014 found Students of Carr Junior School, York, helping the museum celebrate a world record – when the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway School of Signalling display was … Continue reading

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‘Germany becomes mobile’, with a little help from Coppernob.

Today’s guest blog was written by Sven Bracke, Curator at the Dresden Transport Museum. Coppernob is about to go on display there as part of their new exhibition.  On 8 April 2014 the special exhibition “Germany becomes mobile” will open at … Continue reading

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Privatisation : The Railway Revolution?

Today’s blog was written by John McGoldrick, Curator of Museum Collections, and looks at the privatisation of Britain’s railways – a process that began 20 years ago today. 

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