Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dunrobin – The Little Royal Engine

Whilst preparing some of our engineering drawings from our North British Locomotive Company collection for scanning recently, I came across this lovely drawing.

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Captain Fryatt and other belligerent merchantmen

In today’s blog, Simon Batchelor continues to explore railway’s involvement in World War One – read his previous posts. Perhaps the most infamous incident affecting the railway marine service during World War One was the execution in 1916 of Captain … Continue reading

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Armed Merchantmen and Q-Boats

Today’s blog was written by Simon Batchelor, our Assistant Curator of Collections, and and continues to explore the impact of World War One on Britain’s railways.  When World War One broke out some ships belonging to the merchant fleets of Britain’s railways … Continue reading

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What’s your favourite toy train?

We’ve been going through all the toys in the National Railway Museum’s collection. It might seem a bit odd that we collect toys, but as every parent knows, kids love trains. For lots of us our first introduction to railways … Continue reading

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