Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Million Go Forth: Early Railway Excursions

This is a guest post written by Susan Major What was it really like for ordinary people? When I started exploring topics for my research degree I wanted to investigate what the new 19th century railways in Britain meant to … Continue reading

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The most dangerous job of all

Simon Batchelor, our Assistant Curator of Collections, continues to explore the impact of World War One on Britain’s railways. Of all the tasks carried out by railway owned ships minesweeping was the most vital; it was tedious, it was relentless but … Continue reading

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Conserving a model wagon

This is a post written by Museum Volunteer Philippa Beesley. Volunteering in the National Railway Museum’s Conservation Department is exciting, challenging and essential for professional development. Despite being a qualified objects conservator, the work involves the new challenge of large … Continue reading

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Discovering my family history

In 2009, I finally became an Auntie to a gorgeous little boy called William. I began thinking about all the family stories and secrets I could tell him when he was older, however I knew next to nothing about my … Continue reading

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One year to research Crystal Palace subway

Today’s guest blog comes from Jules Hussey (and her colleague Sue Giovanni), on how Search Engine helped their ‘Inspired By Subway‘ research project on the Crystal Palace station. One year to research a subway? That can’t be too hard, can … Continue reading

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