Monthly Archives: June 2014

Borough Market Junction Steps Out

As regular readers of the NRM Blog will know, Borough Market Junction, ‘Britain’s Busiest Signal Box’, has been the subject of a conservation programme. The resulting works have prevented visitors from gaining access to this icon of Southern Railway modernisation. … Continue reading

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Just the ticket?

A visit to NRM’s Search Engine facility allows anyone to access what is arguably the world’s most extensive railway library and archive. Those who can’t make it to York for whatever reason can hire a researcher by using the Inreach team, … Continue reading

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Football Crazy

As we all settle down to enjoy the trials, tribulations and heroic moments of the 2014 world Cup; few would connect the beautiful game with railways. Yet the early story of football is thoroughly intertwined with the story of Railways. … Continue reading

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All Clear for our signal weekend

On the 21 and 22 of June 2014, we will be hosting a signalling weekend. The event will take place as part of the York Festival of Ideas and involve talks, tours, demonstrations and theatre performance about railway signalling.

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5th and 6th June: Two significant dates in wartime Railway Shipping

So far my blog posts have concentrated on the service given by railway owned ships during the First World War, but two significant anniversaries occur this week involving events in the Second War. June 5th marks the official end of operation Dynamo … Continue reading

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Our locomotive cleaning volunteers

‘The Daves’ – as they are known in the museum – are one of a number of our volunteer teams. Called after the first name of the majority of its members, this band of six volunteers undertakes locomotive cleaning for special events as … Continue reading

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